Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788
October 16, 2002


DALLAS (SMU): The Meadows Museum celebrates All Saints Day with a free "Family Day" on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1-4 p.m. The event will include storytelling by Mel Davenport, who has spent 10 years spinning tales for children throughout Texas; artist Missy Desmond will lead informal sketching in the galleries. At 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., Ballet Folklorico Allegre will perform traditional dances of Mexico. A docent-guided tour of the museum's renowned collection of Spanish paintings and sculpture will be offered at 2:00 p.m. Visitors can also watch artist Anne Hines as she creates pieces in the tradition of Mexican folk art retablos -- small paintings of religious figures -- and then try their hand at making their own retablos as a take-home art project. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission to Family Day is free. The museum is located at 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Parking is available in the museum's underground garage.

Visitors are also welcome to visit the museum's current special exhibition, "Provisional Self: Sculpture and Drawings by James W. Sullivan," which runs through December 8. The exhibition includes more than 30 straw and plaster sculptures and numerous aquatints and ink-and-wash drawings created over the past 12 years by Sullivan, who is professor of sculpture and design and chairman of the Division of Art at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts. Admission to "Provisional Self" is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

For more information, call the museum at 214-768-2516.