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

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Pollock Gallery Exhibit and Auction: The Arts of Oppression

September 11 – October 30, 2021

Opening reception: Saturday, September 11, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regular exhibition hours: 2-5 p.m. Mon., Wed. & Fri. and by appointment

Miles of Freedom open office hours at the gallery: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thurs. & Sat.

East campus of SMU – Suite 101, Expressway Tower, 6116 North Central Expressway, Dallas (75206)

FREE

The Pollock Gallery and Dallas-based nonprofit Miles of Freedom present The Arts of Oppression, an exhibit and auction of more than 180 works by people currently or formerly incarcerated. The show includes pieces from the collection of San Angelo’s Darkwood Gallery, devoted to showcasing creative works by current and former inmates, as well as historical references to the issues of mass incarceration, human rights and the criminal justice system. Works will be available for sale through an online auction that opens September 11 and closes October 30. The auction will go live on September 11 at this link: https://www.32auctions.com/theartsofoppression. Proceeds will benefit the featured artists and Miles of Freedom, whose mission is to equip, empower and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support for their families. Miles of Freedom is presenting the show as part of its yearlong Office Space Residency at the Pollock Gallery, and will collaborate on programming throughout the year connecting art and human rights. For more information, call 214.768.4439 or visit https://pollockgallery.art.

 

Meadows Museum Program: Virtual Connections
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

FREE

Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners, and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering over Zoom. Attendees reconnect with friends, explore art from the collection, and enjoy informal, collective activities. Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information and to register, contact museumaccess@smu.edu.

Meadows Museum Virtual Lecture: “Museo del Traje: A Journey Through the Collections”
Elvira González Asenjo, Curator, Museo del Traje, Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico, Madrid, Spain

Thursday, September 16, 2021

12 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

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

The Museo del Traje (Spanish National Museum for Fashion) in Madrid is Spain’s premier museum of historic dress and fashion. While the institution was only founded in 2004, its core collection has a much longer history, dating back to the influential 1925 exhibition, Traje Regional e Histórico (Regional and Historic Dress). Since that time, and over the course of the collection’s history, it has changed names many times but has also developed considerably in breadth and diversity. This lecture will tell the story of the Museo del Traje and its holdings. This program is sponsored by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lecture-museo-del-traje-a-journey-through-the-collections-tickets-156304682513?aff=ebdsoporgprofile. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

Lyric Free For All: Bite-size Arias/Big-size Talents

Friday, September 17, 2021

1 p.m.

Taubman Atrium – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

The Lyric Free For All series’ annual popular opener showcases every member of the Meadows Lyric Theatre Ensemble in 60-second arias and songs of their choice as they challenge themselves to make a strong, positive and lasting impression and declare, “This is who I am as a singing actor!” in only one minute. You’ll reconnect with some of your favorite singing actors and meet some exciting newcomers. Be the first to discover the young stars of tomorrow! For more information, call 214.768.2787.

 

Meadows Museum Exhibition Opening: Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje
September 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon.

Virginia Meadows Galleries – Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

$12 for adults; $10 for seniors 65+; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students; FREE Thurs. after 5 p.m.

For the first time, works in the Meadows collection will be paired with representative examples of the historic dress depicted to shed new light on the relationship between representation and reality, between image and artifact. Loans include jewelry, shoes, accessories and ensembles for men, women and children, the combined installation of which will facilitate rich dialogues between fashion and the fine arts. For more information call 214.768.8587; to purchase tickets visit www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org/visit-us/.

Meadows Museum Exhibition Opening: Image and Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period
September 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon.

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

A focused exhibition in the museum’s first-floor galleries explores Mexican fashion through photographs, prints, books and gouaches from the 19th and 20th centuries drawn from the collections of the Meadows Museum and SMU’s DeGolyer Library. For more information call 214.768.8587.

 

Meadows Museum Program: Drawing from the Masters

Sunday, September 19, 2021

1:30-3 p.m.

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE with museum admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students

Enjoy an afternoon of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. The session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Free with regular museum admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 214.768.8587; to purchase tickets visit www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org/visit-us/.

 

Meadows Museum Program: Children’s Drawing from the Masters 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

3:30-4 p.m.

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE with museum admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students

Enjoy an afternoon of informal drawing instruction with artist and elementary art teacher Ian O’Brien. The session provides children ages 5-12 with the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Free with regular museum admission; advance registration is not required. Attendance is limited to 20 and is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is not a drop-off program; children must be accompanied by at least one adult over the age of 18. For more information, call 214.768.8587; to purchase tickets visit www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org/visit-us/.

 

Fall Organ Studio Recital

Monday, September 20, 2021

7:30 p.m.

Caruth Auditorium – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

The SMU Organ Studio will present its fall 2021 recital with works of Bach, Franck, Karg-Elert and Muffat. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

 

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Taylor Renee Aldridge

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

5:30 p.m.

Zoom lecture

FREE

Taylor Renee Aldridge is the visual arts curator and program manager at the California African American Museum (CAAM). Prior, she worked as a writer and independent curator in Detroit, Michigan. She has organized exhibitions with the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Artist Market, Cranbrook Art Museum, and The Luminary (St. Louis). In 2015, along with art critic Jessica Lynne, she co-founded ARTS.BLACK, a journal of art criticism for Black perspectives. Her writing has appeared in ArtforumThe Art NewspaperArt21ARTNewsFriezeHarper’s BazaarCanadian ArtDetroit Metro Times, and SFMoMA’s Open Space.  The lecture is presented as part of the Curatorial Minds Lab, a new initiative of the Hamon Arts Library’s Hawn Gallery and the Pollock Gallery at SMU that gives five Fellows – made up of alumni and current students – an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the historical development of curatorial practices and study contemporary art display theory and practice. To attend the virtual lecture, visit https://smu.zoom.us/j/91045080064.For more information, visit https://pollockgallery.art/Curatorial-Minds-Labor email Pollock Gallery Director Sofia Bastidas at abastidas@smu.edu.

 

Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

September 22-26, 2021

8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

The Meadows Division of Theatre presents a gender-bending, athletic take on Shakespeare’s quintessential comedy about love and magic in the woods. Directed by Assistant Professor Kara-Lynn Vaeni. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

 

Meadows Museum Gallery Talk: Image and Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period

Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink, 2020-21 Center for Spain in America (CSA) Curatorial Fellow, Meadows Museum
Friday, September 24, 2021

12:15 p.m.

Meadows Museum – First Floor Galleries, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE 

Space is limited; advance registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-gallery-talk-image-and-identity-tickets-161145172549?aff=ebdsoporgprofile. For more information call 214.768.8587.

 

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Weber, Ravel and Schumann

Andrew Grams, Guest Conductor

September 24 & 26, 2021

7:30 p.m. Fri.; 2:30 p.m. Sun.

Caruth Auditorium – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

NOTE: Onsite performance and livestream available

The concert opens with the overture to Der Freischütz, a defining 1821 German Romantic opera by Carl Maria von Weber about a huntsman who makes a pact with the devil so that his bullets will magically hit their mark. The overture dramatically depicts the two central elements of the opera – in Weber’s words, “the life of the hunter and the rule of demonic powers.” It will be followed by Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose ballet, an elegant work depicting the magical world of Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb and other popular fairy tales. The concert concludes with Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2; completed in 1846 while the composer was battling physical and mental illness, the work nonetheless reflects affirmation and strength in the face of obstacles. Schumann called it “music of light and shade, sunshine and shadow.” The concert will be conducted by guest artist Andrew Grams, music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. He was named 2015 Conductor of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras and has guest-conducted orchestras worldwide, from Barcelona to Dallas to Zagreb. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

 

SYZYGY: 24HC

Saturday, September 25, 2021

7:30 p.m.

O’Donnell Hall, Room 2130 – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Music so new it was written last night! Meadows Division of Music performers tackle brand new music by Meadows composition students. Presented by the SYZYGY ensemble, Meadows’ fourth annual 24HC (twenty-four hour concert) begins on Friday with composers writing new works overnight. Performers then have all day Saturday to learn them, and present the concert Saturday evening. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

 

Meadows Museum Virtual Program: Digital Drawing from the Masters

Sunday, September 26, 2021

1:30-3 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

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

Enjoy an afternoon 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. The 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. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-drawing-from-the-masters-9262021-tickets-167333427787?aff=ebdsoporgprofile. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Distinguished Music Series: Missy Mazzoli’s Vespers for a New Dark Age

Sunday, September 26, 2021

7:30 p.m.

Caruth Auditorium – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

Missy Mazzoli’s Vespers for a New Dark Age (2014) will be performed by members of the Dallas contemporary chorale Verdigris Ensemble; the Florida-based contemporary classical group ensembleNEWSRQ, co-founded by Dallas Symphony principal percussionist and Meadows faculty member George Nickson; and Meadows students. Mazzoli’s work reimagines the traditional vespers prayer service, exploring the intersection of the modern technological age with the archaic formality of religious services. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

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