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The Museum Exhibition as a Collaborative Learning Experience

SMU Visiting Artist Lecture by Jock Reynolds, Former Yale University Art Gallery Director, October 16 at 7 p.m.

The 2019-20 Visiting Artist Lecture Series at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present a talk by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and former Yale University Art Gallery director Jock Reynolds, “The Museum Exhibition as a Collaborative Learning Experience,” on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. The talk will be held in O’Donnell Hall, Room 2130 in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus (Dallas 75205). Admission is free and tickets are not required, but seating is limited. The lecture is co-presented by the SMU Meadows Division of Art and the SMU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Jock Reynolds was the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery from 1998 to 2018. He led the gallery through the major renovation, expansion, and reinstallation of its exhibition, teaching, and collection facilities, and launched an active program of collection-sharing among college and university art museums. Previously he was co-founder of New Langton Arts, one of San Francisco’s pioneering alternative artists’ spaces, and later served as the executive director of the Washington Project for the Arts, a multi-disciplinary visual artists’ organization in Washington, D.C. For his work as an artist, Reynolds has garnered numerous grants and awards, including two NEA Visual Artists Fellowships and multiple NEA Art in Public Places project awards. Frequently created in collaboration with his wife, Suzanne Hellmuth, his and their artworks have been exhibited broadly in the realms of visual art and theater and are represented in numerous public and private collections.

Since 1956, the national Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of college campuses by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Scholars and the resident faculty and students.

Sponsored by the Division of Art at the Meadows School, the Visiting Artist Lecture Series brings notable artists, critics and curators to campus to share their work and experience with SMU and the Dallas community. The next lecture in the series features Canadian artist An Te Liu on November 20.

For more information, call 214-768-2787.

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