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FEBRUARY 2021 EVENTS AND EXHIBITS AT SMU’S MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND MEADOWS MUSEUM

This spring, due to COVID-19, SMU Meadows School of the Arts is presenting most of its concerts, lectures and other events virtually. While in-person attendance will not be available for the majority of events, members of the public are invited to register to watch live online. Links to register for each event are included below. The Pollock Gallery exhibitions are available for in-person viewing, with limited hours and/or by appointment. All Meadows School events are FREE; most Meadows Museum events have a nominal charge.

Since changes may happen at any time, please refer to the Meadows events website smu.edu/Events for the most up-to-date information.

Virtual Lecture Series: “Art History After Hours”

The Art of Health & Healing in Ancient Greece

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

9-10 p.m. CST

Zoom webinar lecture series; advance registration required.

FREE

Faculty members of the SMU Meadows Department of Art History are offering a series of late-night e-Lectures covering an array of light and engaging topics. Stephanie Langin-Hooper, Ph.D., assistant professor and Karl Kilinski II Endowed Chair of Hellenic Visual Culture, will take a fascinating look at the question: What happened in ancient Greece if a person became ill? This lecture will explore two of the most famous ancient Greek healing sanctuaries, Kos and Epidaurus. Part hospital, part day spa, and part temple to Asklepios, god of health, the healing sanctuary was an oasis dedicated to good health, relaxation and renewal. Sounds lovely, right? But, in order to be fully healed, you might also spend the night sleeping on a dirt floor, in the basement of the hospital, with dust in your hair and snakes slithering on your body! Come learn more about the ancient Greek art of health and healing. The free, 45-minute lecture will be presented live via Zoom, with a brief question and answer session following. To register for the lecture, visit this link. For more information email meadowsalumni@smu.edu.

 

Movies with the Meadows Museum:  Zurbarán and His Twelve Sons (2020)

Thursday, February 4, 2021

7 p.m.

Livestreaming event; advance registration required.

FREE

Movies with the Meadows pairs screen and scholar; register to receive links to view the film at your leisure February 2-5 prior to attending a live Zoom talk at 7 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 4. For this event, Akemi Herráez Vossbrink, the Center for Spain in America (CSA) Curatorial Fellow at the Meadows Museum, will explore in depth the film Zurbarán and His Twelve Sons, which examines the life and work of Spanish Baroque artist Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664). The film, by Spanish director Arantxa Aguirre, documents the trip of Zurbarán’s series “Jacob and His Twelve Sons” around the world. After being exhibited in Dallas, New York and Jerusalem, the paintings return to Auckland Castle, as the centerpiece of a project that seeks to regenerate that area in the North East of England. Vossbrink was one of the documentary’s participants. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movies-with-the-meadows-zurbaran-and-his-twelve-sons-tickets-127321958405?aff=. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Meadows Museum Virtual Lecture: Learning@Lunch – “Reframing Divinity: Flower Wreath Paintings and the Fluidity of Painting Genres”

Laura Varela Mejia, Master’s Candidate, RASC/a: Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture Program, SMU

Friday, February 5, 2021

12:15 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

$5; free for Museum members and SMU students, faculty and staff

On the first Friday and fourth Tuesday of each month, meet up with an intellectually curious group for learning and discussion. These live, 30-minute webinar talks are limited to 25 households and include a live Q & A. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-lunch-reframing-divinity-tickets-134134655365?aff=. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Meadows Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, February 7, 2021

2:30 p.m.

Livestreaming from Caruth Auditorium in SMU’s Owen Arts Center; advance registration required.

FREE

Instead of its typical large ensemble, this spring the Meadows Symphony will feature the Meadows Chamber Orchestra, a small orchestra of approximately 20 players. The concert will open with an arrangement by Iain Farrington of one of Claude Debussy’s most famous compositions, Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun, an 1894 work that has been called “the beginning of modern music.” Based on a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé, who praised the music’s “finesse, sensuality and richness,” the work will be conducted by graduate student Thomas Zuber. Zuber will next conduct Mozart’s Serenata Notturna, a light, charming piece thought to have been composed as background music for an Austrian social function in 1776. The program continues with Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto, arranged and conducted by graduate student Patricio Guttierez Villa-Lobos and featuring soloist Sebastian Kozub, a student of international concert cellist Andres Diaz in Meadows’ prestigious Artist Diploma program. Composed in 1850, the concerto is a lyrical work of emotional depth and enduring appeal that highlights the beauty of the cello’s sound. The concert concludes with Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9, conducted by Meadows Symphony director Paul Phillips. Composed in 1945, it is the last of nine suites by Heitor Villa-Lobos that combine Baroque harmonies with Brazilian folk and popular music. To register to watch the livestreaming concert, please visit http://blog.smu.edu/meadows/mso-2-7-21/. For more information call 214.768.2787.

 

Meadows Museum Program: Virtual Connections

Friday, February 12, 2021

10:30 a.m.

Zoom activity; advance registration required.

FREE

This informal program, now offered once a month and presented virtually over Zoom, is designed for individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners, and loved ones. Participants explore the collection, discovering art through conversation, storytelling, music and collective activities. To register, email museumaccess@smu.edu. For more information, call 214.768.8587.

 

Meadows Museum “Live With Locals” Virtual Tour in Spain: San Sebastián

Saturday, February 13, 2021

11 a.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

$15; $5 for museum members; $10 for SMU students, faculty and staff

Live With Locals takes you to Spain, virtually. Spend part of your weekend with a local in Spain exploring architecture, monuments, street life and cuisine. In this program, discover the city of San Sebastián with local Basque guide Iker Bardaji from ToursByLocals. Bardaji, a fourth generation San Sebastianito, will take you on an English-language tour through the history of the city and city life today, exploring the old town, beaches, markets, street food and other hidden parts. Limit 30 households. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-with-locals-live-virtual-tour-san-sebastian-tickets-134141724509?aff=. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

William O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism: “The 19th: Informing Women, Transforming News,” featuring co-founders Emily Ramshaw and Amanda Zamora

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

5:30 p.m.

Zoom webinar; advance registration required.

FREE

After breaking ground in nonprofit journalism as top leaders at The Texas Tribune, Emily Ramshaw and Amanda Zamora launched their own national news organization in 2020, The 19th, which strives to empower women and anyone marginalized based on their gender or race “with the information, community and tools they need to be equal participants in our democracy.” As veteran journalists, Ramshaw and Zamora saw an unmet need for a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization devoted to covering gender, politics and policy. They note that women make up more than half of the American electorate but are underrepresented in politics and policy journalism and in newsroom leadership, which influences what stories are told, how the news is covered and whose voices are elevated. The William J. O’Neil Lecture Series in Business Journalism brings outstanding business journalism professionals to the SMU campus each spring. It is part of a cooperative program in financial reporting developed in 2007 by the Meadows School Division of Journalism and the Cox School of Business at SMU, through funding from William J. O’Neil, an SMU alumnus and chairman and CEO of Investor’s Business Daily. To register for the webinar, please visit https://smu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eEaS5M2pTN-0vPTShNjp8A. For more information call 214.768.1915.

 

Meadows Museum Virtual Lecture:

Thinking Through Velázquez: Las Meninas and Its Afterlives

Rebecca Quinn Teresi, Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University, and Graphic Novel Author Santiago García

Thursday, February 18, 2021

12 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

$10; free for museum members and SMU students, faculty and staff

Join art historian Rebecca Teresi in conversation with Santiago García, writer of Las Meninas/The Ladies-in-Waiting (Astiberri 2015/Fantagraphics 2017). The comic traces the history of what is perhaps the most famous painting in the history of art, Velázquez’s Las Meninas, raising timeless questions about the nature of truth and representation, the creative process, the aspirations of the artist, and the afterlives of art objects. García will share behind-the-scenes insight into the process of making the graphic novel, which was awarded Spain’s prestigious Premio Nacional del Cómic (2015) and has also been published in France and the United States. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lecture-thinking-through-velazquez-tickets-134132767719?aff=. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Meadows Museum Virtual Program: Digital Drawing From the Masters

Sundays, February 21 & 28, 2021

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

$5; free for Museum members and SMU students

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction remotely over Zoom as artist Ian M. O’Brien leads you through a work of art in the Meadows Museum’s collection. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 13 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Attendance is limited to 10 households. Ian M. O’Brien, a local artist and arts educator, received his M.F.A. in studio art from UT San Antonio. He also holds a B.F.A. in drawing/painting and arts education. O’Brien has over 15 years of teaching experience, ranging from K-12 to higher education and museum education. He has spent the last 10 years teaching workshops and Drawing From the Masters programs at the Meadows Museum as well as working as an art educator for Lewisville ISD. To register, visit https://www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org/program-calendar/. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Meadows Museum Virtual Lecture: Learning@Lunch – “Villabrille’s Saint Paul the Hermit and the Monastic Tradition”

Kailey Fairchild, M.A. in Art History, SMU, and Meadows Museum Handbook Contributor

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

12:15 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

$5; free for Museum members and SMU students, faculty and staff

On the first Friday and fourth Tuesday of each month, meet up with an intellectually curious group for learning and discussion. These live, 30-minute webinar talks are limited to 25 households and include a live Q & A. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-lunch-villabrille-maker-and-making-tickets-134134880037?aff=. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Viano Quartet: Chamber Music Masterworks

Friday, February 26, 2021

7:30 p.m.

Livestreaming from Caruth Auditorium in SMU’s Owen Arts Center; advance registration required.

FREE

The Los Angeles-based Viano String Quartet presents its debut concert in Dallas as one of the two new Peak Fellowship Ensembles-in-Residence at SMU Meadows. The quartet will collaborate with Meadows chamber music students in a program of works by Mendelssohn, Strauss and Mustonen. In 2019, the Viano Quartet and the London-based Marmen Quartet tied as first-place winners of the renowned Banff International String Quartet Competition in Canada. SMU Meadows began a new collaboration with BISQC that year to offer the Peak residency prize to the competition’s first place laureate. The Viano and Marmen quartets will share the residency. The Viano Quartet’s numerous awards include the Grand Prize at the 2019 ENKOR International Music Competition, second prize at the 2019 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and the Silver Medal at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. For more information about the quartet, visit https://www.vianostringquartet.com. To register to watch the livestreaming concert, please visit http://blog.smu.edu/meadows/viano-string-quartet-feb-26-2021/. For more information call 214.768.2787.

 

Meadows Wind Ensemble

Sunday, February 28, 2021

2:30 p.m.

Livestreaming from Caruth Auditorium in SMU’s Owen Arts Center; advance registration required.

FREE

The Meadows Wind Ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe and has won the acclaim of leading contemporary composers for thoughtful and brilliant performances of their works. Led by conductor Jack Delaney and composed of the finest winds, brass and percussion from the Meadows School, the MWE performs a broad and diverse range of literature. The ensemble has recorded five CDs on the Gasparo label, including “The Drums of Summer,” which won First Prize in an international recording competition in Austria.

To register to watch the livestreaming concert, please visit http://blog.smu.edu/meadows/mwe-matinee-2-28-21/. For more information call 214.768.2787.

 

Faculty Organ Recital: Stefan Engels

Sunday, February 28, 2021

7:30 p.m.

Livestreaming from Caruth Auditorium in SMU’s Owen Arts Center; advance registration required.

FREE

Stefan Engels, Leah Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Music Performance and professor of organ, presents “Soli Deo Gloria,” a recital of masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach. To register to watch the livestreaming concert, please visit http://blog.smu.edu/meadows/engels2-28-21/. For more information call 214.768.2787.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS:

Pollock Gallery Exhibition: Driving Lessons: Thirteen Stories

Through March 13, 2021

Open by appointment only

Pollock Gallery (new location) – Suite 101, Expressway Tower, 6116 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 75206

FREE

The Pollock Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Dallas artist and Meadows alumnus Tim Coursey, created in collaboration with the Riso Bar collective and its concurrent exhibit at the Pollock. The exhibition draws its name from Coursey’s newly released artist’s book,Driving Lessons: Thirteen Stories. Composed of the artist’s original short fiction and drawings, it was created on the risograph machine that is part of the Pollock’s Riso Bar display. The exhibition includes a new sculpture by Coursey,Hope Chest, as well as 70 copies of the book and a series of quotations from the text that have been printed and hung throughout the space. Original pencil illustrations that appear in the book are included as well. The exhibition conjuresapre-modern era, emphasizing the craft and time necessary to form the hand-printed books and the delicately carved wooden chest. A Dallas resident since 1948, Tim Coursey studied art under Roger Winter at Dallas College and later at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, where his teachers included Otis Dozier, Jerry Bywaters, Mary Vernon, Larry Scholder and James Surls. To arrange a visit, email Pollock Assistant Curator Everton Melo at emelo@smu.edu. For more information, call 214.768.4439.

 

Pollock Gallery Exhibition: Riso Bar

Through May 15, 2021

Open by appointment only

Pollock Gallery (new location) – Suite 101, Expressway Tower, 6116 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 75206

FREE

The risograph is a printing technology defined by its relative simplicity and possibilities for experimentation. Invented in Japan in the 1940s, the technology was imagined as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to photocopy machines. In subsequent decades, riso has become a definitive creative tool for a global network of users including artists, designers, publishers and universities. Riso Bar is a collaborative, long-term exhibition that engages with the vast riso network, exploring the risograph’s potential as a tool for learning and experimentation. A risograph machine forms the core of the exhibition and visitors are invited to use it to create works of their own. In collaboration with SMU’s Hamon Arts Library, Riso Bar includes a curated collection of riso books and zines from all over the world. Riso Bar is a collaborative initiative of Strange Powers Press, a letterpress and risograph studio in Dallas; artists May Makki and Finn Jubak; Recipe Oak Cliff; and the Hamon Arts Library. The exhibition organizers hope Riso Bar will serve as a launching pad for a new riso press in Dallas after the exhibition concludes. To make an appointment to visit, or for further information, email abastidas@smu.edu or call 214.768.4439.

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