Contact: Victoria Winkelman
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785
or

Sandra Trostle
Public Programs Coordinator
214-768-2614
strostle@mail.smu.edu

January 10, 2002

SPRING 2002 EVENTS AT MEADOWS MUSEUM

DALLAS (SMU) -- From Family Days to a Spanish film series to Music in the Meadows, the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University has a wide range of fun-filled activities planned for spring 2002. The museum houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, and many of the activities highlight exceptional works throughout the galleries. Admission to all events is FREE. The museum is located at 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, and parking is available in the museum’s underground garage. For more information, call the museum at 214-768-2614.

EXHIBITION

Goya’s Mastery in Prints: “La Tauromaquia” and “Los Disparates”
January 27 -- April 1 Exhibition of first editions of two important print series by the Spanish master Francisco de Goya (1746-1828). “La Tauromaquia,” which the museum acquired in 1967 but has never exhibited, illustrates the art of bullfighting in Spain. “Los Disparates” is a much more personal series of dreamlike images. (Media kit available at: newsmedia.smu.edu/releases/m0112.html)

SPANISH FILM SERIES

Recent Spanish films will be presented on three Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

January 24: All About My Mother (1999), directed by Pedro Almodóvar. An affectionate salute to the female spirit and alternative families. Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes in 1999 and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2000. English subtitles. Rated R.

February 21: Barcelona (1994), directed by Whit Stillman. A film of romance, comedy, satire and drama revolving around two young men pursuing love and their careers in the midst of cultural and political upheaval in Barcelona. Rated PG-13.

March 28: El Crimen de Cuenca (The Cuenca Crime) (1981), directed by Pilar Miró. Controversial, historical drama based on a well-known case of mistaken prosecution in Spain in the 1920s. English subtitles. Contains graphic scenes of violence.

FAMILY DAYS

Special events for families, each with a different theme, held one Sunday per quarter from 1-4 p.m. Events feature face painting, Music in the Meadows concerts, dance performances, “Storytelling in the Galleries,” artist demonstrations, make-and-take art activities, docent-guided tours and light refreshments.

February 24: A celebration of the museum’s special exhibition, Goya’s Mastery in Prints: “La Tauromaquia” and “Los Disparates,” on display from Jan. 27 -- Apr. 1.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo event

SECOND SATURDAYS

Family-friendly programs held the second Saturday of every month from 1-4 p.m.

February 9: Celebration of African-American History Month. Visitors of all ages can create bookmarks portraying historical figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr. at the drop-in art area and watch a demonstration of collage techniques by artist Kevin Obregon. Docent-guided tours will highlight the influences of African art in the museum collection, and a “Music in the Meadows” concert will be held at 2:30.

March 9: Searching for Goya. Event focuses on works of Francisco de Goya, in conjunction with the museum’s special exhibition, Goya’s Mastery in Prints: “La Tauromaquia” and “Los Disparates,” which runs through April 1. Printmaking demonstrations, a “Music in the Meadows” concert at 2:30 and docent-guided tours of Goya works are included, along with a drop-in art activity where visitors can create their own versions of Goya’s works using potato prints!

April 13: Earth Day at the Meadows. Visitors can “paint a planter and plant a plant” to take home, watch an artist create a mosaic from flower petals and seeds, attend a “Music in the Meadows” concert at 2:00 and explore landscapes and images of nature in the galleries with docent guides.

May 11: El Dia de las Madres (Mother’s Day). The event includes a demonstration of botanical textile making, a “Music in the Meadows” performance at 2:00 and docent-led tours of images of the Madonna in the museum collection.

MUSIC IN THE MEADOWS

Outstanding students and faculty of the Division of Music at the Meadows School of the Arts perform in an informal setting that encourages audience interaction.

  • February 9 at 2:30 p.m. -- African-American History Month concert
  • February 14 at 6 p.m. -- A Night of Spanish Music: Goyescas by Enrique Granados
  • February 24 at 2 p.m. -- Spanish-themed concert
  • March 7 at 6:30 p.m. -- Nights in the Gardens of Spain
  • March 9 at 2:30 p.m. -- Spanish-themed concert
  • April 13 at 2 p.m. -- Earth Day concert
  • April 18 at 6:30 p.m. -- Concert by Dr. Larry Palmer, SMU professor of organ and harpsichord, on the museum’s rare, historic 1762 Oldovini organ.
  • May 5 at 2:30 p.m. -- Cinco de Mayo concert
  • May 11 at 2 p.m. -- Mother’s Day concert

GALLERY TALKS

Informal talks held in the galleries on intermittent Fridays at 12:15 p.m.

February 1: Buen Viaje, Murillo (Pleasant Trip, Murillo) -- John Lunsford, former director of the Meadows Museum, discusses four Murillo paintings that are being loaned to Fort Worth’s Kimbell Museum for their spring exhibition, “Murillo in America.”

February 15: Goya: His Prints, His Mastery -- Dr. Mark Roglan, curator of the Meadows Museum’s special exhibition Goya’s Mastery in Prints: “La Tauromaquia” and “Los Disparates,” explores the artistic achievements of Francisco de Goya represented in these two series.

February 22: African Influences in the Meadows Collection -- Museum staff member Lisa Lombard discusses the impact of African art on Spanish masterworks, in conjunction with African-American History Month.

March 1: Insights of Goya’s Prints -- Nancy Ferro, M.F.A., art instructor and area artist, talks about Goya’s methods and influences.

April 19: Spanish Polychrome Sculpture in the Meadows Collection -- Alice Sklar, M.A., M.L.A., art instructor and area artist, examines the history and technique behind the museum’s polychrome sculptures of the 15th to the 17th century.

ARTFUL THURSDAY EVENINGS

The museum stays open until 8 p.m. each Thursday and offers a variety of special programs. Each Thursday includes a public gallery tour at 6 p.m., followed either by “Sketching in the Galleries” with area artists at 6:30 p.m. or lectures by artists, art historians or museum staff at 7 p.m.

Sketching in the Galleries at 6:30 p.m.:

  • January 24 -- Kevin Obregon
  • February 7, 14, 21 -- Missy Desmond
  • March 7, 14, 21 -- Marius Lehene
  • April 4, 11, 18 -- Kevin Obregon
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23 -- Patricia McMillian

Lectures at 7 p.m.:

  • January 31 -- Looking at Still Lifes and Botanicals by Cynthia Padilla, M.F.A.
  • February 28 -- Goya, The Man, The Prints by John Lewis, M.A., associate professor of English at SMU.
  • March 14 -- Goya and His Time by Janda Wetherington, area artist and documentary filmmaker.
  • March 28 -- Getting to Know Goya by Lysa Rohan, M.A. (SMU), interior designer and frequent guest lecturer for educational and arts institutions.
  • April 25 -- Highlights from the 20th Century Gallery by Rosemary Kriegel, senior art history student, SMU
  • May 30 -- “Seeing Red!,” the Use of Red in 18th Century Portraiture by Cone Johnson, B.F.A., museum volunteer

A chronological calendar of the above events is attached.

CHRONOLOGICAL CALENDAR OF MEADOWS MUSEUM EVENTS, SPRING 2002

  • January 24 Spanish Film Series -- All About My Mother, 6 p.m.
  • January 31 Artful Thursday Evening -- lecture, “Looking at Still Lifes and Botanicals,” Cynthia Padilla, 7 p.m.
  • February 1 Gallery Talk -- “Buen Viaje, Murillo,” John Lunsford, 12:15 p.m.
  • February 9 Second Saturday, 1-4 p.m.-- Theme: African American History Month
  • with Music in the Meadows at 2:30 p.m.
  • February 14 Music in the Meadows -- A Night of Spanish Music: Goyescas, 6 p.m.
  • February 15 Gallery Talk -- “Goya: His Prints, His Mastery,” Dr. Mark Roglán, 12:15 p.m.
  • February 21 Spanish Film Series -- Barcelona, 6 p.m.
  • February 22 Gallery Talk -- “African Influences in the Meadows Collection,” Lisa Lombard, 12:15 p.m.
  • February 24 Family Day, 1-4 p.m. -- Theme: Goya Exhibition with Music in the Meadows at 2 p.m.
  • February 28 Artful Thursday Evening -- lecture, “Goya, The Man, The Prints,” John Lewis, 7 p.m.
  • March 1 Gallery Talk -- “Insights of Goya’s Prints,” Nancy Ferro, 12:15 p.m.
  • March 7 Music in the Meadows -- Nights in the Gardens of Spain, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 9 Second Saturday, 1-4 p.m. -- Theme: Searching for Goya with Music in the Meadows at 2:30 p.m.
  • March 14 Artful Thursday Evening -- lecture, “Goya and His Time,” Janda Wetherington, 7 p.m.
  • March 28 Artful Thursday Evening -- lecture, “Getting to Know Goya,” Lysa Rohan, 7 p.m. Spanish Film Series -- El Crimen de Cuenca, 6 p.m.
  • April 13 Second Saturday, 1-4 p.m. -- Theme: Earth Day with Music in the Meadows at 2 p.m.
  • April 18 Music in the Meadows -- Dr. Larry Palmer concert on 1762 Oldovini organ, 6:30 p.m.
  • April 19 Gallery Talk -- “Spanish Polychrome Sculpture in the Meadows Collection,” Alice Sklar, 12:15 p.m.
  • April 25 Artful Thursday Evening -- lecture, “Highlights from the 20th Century Gallery,” Rosemary Kriegel, 7 p.m.
  • May 5 Family Day, 1-4 p.m. -- Theme: Cinco de Mayo with Music in the Meadows at 2:30 p.m.
  • May 11 Second Saturday, 1-4 p.m. -- Theme: Mother’s Day with Music in the Meadows at 2 p.m.
  • May 30 Artful Thursday Evening -- lecture, “ ‘Seeing Red!,’ the Use of Red in 18th Century Portraiture,” Cone Johnson, 7 p.m.

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