CONTACT: Victoria Winkelman, 214-768-3785
Kami Duncan, 214-768-2788
vwinkelm@smu.edu, kmduncan@smu.edu

February 26, 2004

MARCH/APRIL/MAY 2004 EVENTS AT SMU’S MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND MEADOWS MUSEUM

MARCH

Continuing at the Hawn Gallery: “The Art of Conserving a Legacy: Greer Garson’s ‘Auntie Mame’ Scrapbook”

WHAT: In 1992, actress Greer Garson donated her collection of photos, scripts,
correspondence and other memorabilia from her long career in film and theatre
to the Meadows School of the Arts. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Greer
Garson’s birth, the school’s Hawn Gallery is showcasing the new restoration of
the collection’s most fragile and complete scrapbook, from the 1958 Broadway
production Auntie Mame, which starred Garson in the title role.
WHEN: Through March 30; gallery hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
Sat.; and 1-5 p.m. Sun.
WHERE: Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library, 6100 Hillcrest Ave. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2303


Continuing at the Meadows Museum: “Greek Vase Painting: Form, Figure, and Narrative -- Treasures of the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid”

WHAT: This exhibition includes 44 painted Greek, Etruscan, and Italian vases, dating from the 8th to the 3rd century B.C., from the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid, Spain’s most important archaeological museum. Many of the vases illustrate themes from Greek mythology, Athenian social rituals and scenes of everyday life. The Meadows Museum is the only venue for this landmark exhibition of ancient treasures, the majority of which have been lent abroad for the first time.
WHEN: Through June 6, 2004
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516

Brown Bag Dance Series

WHAT: Presented twice a year by the students in the Division of Dance, the series features a lunchtime performance of 10-15 short ballet, modern and jazz works.
WHEN: March 1-5; 12 p.m. Mon., Wed. & Fri.; 12:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.
WHERE: Owen Arts Center Lobby, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2718

Exhibition at the Pollock Gallery: “Alessandro Pessoli: The Caligola Video and Drawings”

WHAT: Italian artist Alessandro Pessoli’s surreal and magical film animated from thousands of watercolor drawings chronicles the travels of individuals as they journey through an ethereal landscape. Twenty-four of the original drawings accompany the film’s showing. Pessoli’s work has been exhibited at the Drawing Center in New York and Greengrassi Gallery in London, among other venues.
WHEN: March 1-27, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.; 1-5 p.m. Sat.
WHERE: Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.4439


Meadows Jazz Orchestra

WHAT: The Meadows Jazz Orchestra, directed by Akira Sato, presents an evening of jazz and big band favorites, including “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Cottontail,” “Here’s That Rainy Day,” and compositions by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Horace Silver.
WHEN: March 2, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Bob Hope Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.1951


Art History Lecture: “From Shiva to Orpheus: Collecting Asian and Classical Art at the DMA” by Dr. Anne Bromberg, Curator, Dallas Museum of Art

WHAT: Since 1990, the DMA collections of Ancient and South Asian art have been greatly expanded. Dr. Bromberg, working closely with important museum donors, has presided over this remarkable expansion. The importance of these works of art is signified by glamorous new installations of the Classical and South Asian galleries in recent years, as well as a publication, Gods, Men, and Heroes, on the Classical collection and a forthcoming publication on the South Asian collections.
WHEN: March 4, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2698


Meadows Museum Artful Thursday Evening

WHAT: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; “Sketching in the Galleries” with artist Cynthia Padilla at 6:30 p.m.
WHEN: March 4, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
OTHER INFO: Materials provided.
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Museum Artful Thursday Evening

WHAT: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; lecture titled “Collecting Texas Art” at 6:30 p.m. by A. Kate Sheerin, assistant curator at the Meadows Museum.
WHEN: March 11, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Museum Wednesday Morning Lecture: Art in Context

WHAT: “Examining Convivencia: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Spain” by
Dr. Pamela Patton, associate professor of art history at SMU
WHEN: March 17, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Art History Lecture: “Velázquez’s ‘Bodegones’ and the Art of Emulation” by Tanya Tiffany, Haakon Fellow in SMU’s Division of Art History

WHAT: The lecture offers a new approach to considering the relationship between
Velázquez’s innovative “bodegones” (scenes of daily life) and the pictorial
conventions of his native Seville.
WHEN: March 18, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2698


Music in the Meadows: “Bach’s Birthday”

WHAT: Dr. Larry Palmer, professor of music at the Meadows School, leads the celebration featuring music for harpsichord, voice and cello.
WHEN: March 21, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Museum Wednesday Morning Lecture: Art in Context

WHAT: “Treasures of Golden Age Painting in the Meadows Museum” by Dr. Tanya
Tiffany, Haakon Fellow in SMU’s Division of Art History
WHEN: March 24, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Museum Artful Thursday Evening: “Masterpieces of Spanish Cinema Film Series”

WHAT: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m., and a showing of the classic 1955 Spanish film Muerte de un ciclista (Death of a Cyclist) by Juan Antonio Bardem, also at 6 p.m. The film will be introduced by Dr. Sean Griffin, professor of cinema-television at the Meadows School.
WHEN: March 25, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Chorale: “From Reflection to Rejoicing”

WHAT: Works of Heinrich Schütz and J.S. Bach, including the well-known Cantata #4,
“Christ lag in Todesbanden,” will take you through the world of personal
reflection to inner peace. The journey continues with Benjamin Britten’s
“Rejoice in the Lamb” and other vibrant works celebrating the glory of voices and
organ.
WHEN: March 25, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Perkins Chapel, 6001 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.1951


Meadows Museum Gallery Talk

WHAT: “Divine Dualities: Image and Transformation in Greek Vase Painting” will focus
on works in the museum’s spring exhibition, “Greek Vase Painting: Form,
Figure, and Narrative – Treasures of the National Archaeological Museum in
Madrid.” The talk will be conducted by Dr. Gregory Warden, scientific coordinator of the exhibition and professor of art history at the Meadows School.
WHEN: March 26, 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Wind Ensemble: “American Salute”

WHAT: Featuring the best of traditional and contemporary wind repertoire, including American Salute with Colonel Timothy Foley, guest conductor, commander of “The President’s Own,” the U.S. Marine Band.
WHEN: March 26, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.1951


Meadows Theatre “New Visions/New Voices” Playwriting Festival

WHAT: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, NVNV is Meadows’ annual playwriting festival. Featuring original full-length plays written, directed and acted by student artists, the festival brings old and new worlds together in a cutting-edge format.
WHEN: March 30-April 4, 8 p.m. Wed. – Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun
WHERE: Margo Jones Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: $6-$12
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2787


Meadows at the Meyerson: The Grand Event

WHAT: The annual benefit concert for the Meadows School, featuring the Meadows Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Paul Phillips, conductor, will include three magnificent compositions inspired by nature: Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Dvorák’s Amid Nature and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.
WHEN: March 31, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas
COST: $5-$20
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2787


APRIL

Art History Lecture Series: “When the Cobbling Began: Photography and Shoemakers in a 19c New England Factory Town” by Professor Anthony W. Lee, Mount Holyoke College

WHAT: In 1870, some 75 Chinese men arrived in a New England factory town to take their places on the assembly lines. They stayed 10 years, but today there is hardly a trace of their existence, with one notable exception: 100 photographs they made of themselves during their stay. This talk will examine the meanings of these pictures, and how they build a past for the men portrayed.
WHEN: April 1, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2698


Meadows Museum Artful Thursday Evening

WHAT: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; lecture at 6:30 p.m. titled “Looking at Giacometti’s Women of Venice” by Dr. Richard R. Brettell, adjunct senior curator of the Meadows Museum and professor of aesthetic studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.
WHEN: April 8, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Museum Lecture

WHAT: “From Byzantium to El Greco” by Dr. Maria Vasilaki, associate professor of Byzantine art at the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece. Dr. Vasilaki is a leading scholar of Byzantine art; her specialty is Cretan icons in the century leading up to El Greco.
WHEN: April 13, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Percussion Ensemble

WHAT: New and traditional percussion works.
WHEN: April 14, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.1951


Meadows Museum Artful Thursday Evening: “Masterpieces of Spanish Cinema Film Series”

WHAT: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; also at 6 p.m., showing of the 1973 masterpiece El Espiritu de la colmena (Spirit of the Beehive) by Víctor Erice. Dr. Rick Worland, professor of cinema-television at the Meadows School, will introduce the film.
WHEN: April 15, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516

Main Stage Series: “The Mill on the Floss”

WHAT: A brilliantly theatrical adaptation of George Eliot’s classic story of a passionately spirited and imaginative woman at odds with the simple provincial world into which she was born. Guest directed by Julia Gibson, Off-Broadway director and theatre/film/TV actress.
WHEN: April 15-18 and 22-25, 8 p.m. Thurs.- Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.
WHERE: Greer Garson Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: $6-$12
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2787


Meadows Museum Gallery Talk

WHAT: “The Art and Craft of Greek Vase Painting” by James Watral, professor of
ceramics at Eastfield College, will focus on works in the Meadows Museum’s
spring exhibition, “Greek Vase Painting: Form, Figure, and Narrative –
Treasures of the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid.”
WHEN: April 16, 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Wind Ensemble: “Ceremonial”

WHAT: Featuring the music of Igor Stravinsky, Olivier Messiaen and Bernard Rands. Guest composer Timothy Broege will present the world premiere of Songs Without Words—Set Number 7, a work specially commissioned by the Meadows Wind Ensemble. Special guests include conductor H. Robert Reynolds, mezzo-soprano Virginia Dupuy and harpsichordist Larry Palmer.
WHEN: April 16, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.1951


Music in the Meadows: Meadows Guitar Ensemble

WHAT: Students of Robert Guthrie, guitar professor at the Meadows School, will perform works for small guitar ensembles featuring the music of Vivaldi, Gragnani, Belinati, Albéniz and Granados.
WHEN: April 18, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Chorale and Concert Choir: Fauré’s “Requiem”

WHAT: The combined choral ensembles of the Meadows School of the Arts will present
the sublime and uplifting Requiem of French master Gabriel Fauré.
WHEN: April 20, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.1951


Meadows Museum Wednesday Morning Lecture: Art in Context

WHAT: “Le Grand Siècle: Culture and Society in 17th Century France” by Dr. Kathleen A.
Wellman, professor of history at SMU
WHEN: April 21, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Spring Dance Concert

WHAT: The annual spring concert by the Division of Dance at the Meadows School will feature the premiere of Ebony Concert by dance professor Sabrina Madison-Cannon, set to a Stravinsky score performed live by the Meadows Wind Ensemble; One in Five, a comic ballet choreographed by Ray Powell and staged by Jeremy Blanton; and two works by visiting Artist-in-Residence Allan Kinzie, including Scenes de Ballet set to Stravinsky and Trauma into Light set to Bartók.
WHEN: April 21-25, 8 p.m. Wed. – Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.
WHERE: Bob Hope Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: $6-$12
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2787


Meadows Museum Artful Thursday Evening

WHAT: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; “Sketching in the Galleries,” facilitated by artist Cynthia Padilla, at 6:30 p.m.
WHEN: April 22, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
OTHER INFO: Materials provided.
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Jazz Orchestra

WHAT: An evening of big band favorites.
WHEN: April 22, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.1951


Meadows Museum Gallery Talk

WHAT: “The Art of Velázquez at the Meadows Museum” by Dr. Tanya Tiffany, Haakon
Fellow in SMU’s Division of Art History
WHEN: April 23, 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Symphony Orchestra: “Rising Stars”

WHAT: The Meadows Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Paul Phillips, is one of the most outstanding college/conservatory orchestras in the United States. The “Rising Stars” concert features winners of the Meadows Annual Concerto Competition.
WHEN: April 23, 8 p.m. and April 25, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: $6-$12
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2787


Meadows Opera Theatre: “Gianni Schicchi”

WHAT: Meadows School opera students will perform Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, a full one act opera in Italian (no super titles).
WHEN: April 26 & 27, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Margo Jones Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.1951


MAY

Exhibition Opening at Meadows Museum: “The Triumph of French Painting: 17th Century Masterpieces from the Museums of FRAME”

WHAT: Approximately 40 works by French masters such as La Tour, Vignon, Valentin,
Bourdon and Poussin will be exhibited, presenting the very highest level of work
from a century when painting emerged as one of the splendors of French culture.
Organized by the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, the exhibition features works
in the collections of the eighteen member museums of the French/Regional/American Museum Exchange. By studying the paintings alongside the Meadows’ permanent collection of 17th century Spanish art, it will be possible for the first time in the Dallas-Fort Worth region to compare the achievements of France and Spain picture by picture, artist by artist.
WHEN: Exhibition opens May 2 at 1 p.m. and will be on view through July 25, 2004.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Museum Family Day: “Cinco de Mayo”

WHAT: A fun-filled day for the entire family dedicated to the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, with live music and dance performances, storytelling, studio art activities, sketching in the galleries, and more!
WHEN: May 2, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Museum Artful Thursday Evening

WHAT: “Connoisseurship and Condition: Georges de la Tour’s ‘Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene’ ” by Dr. Edmund P. Pillsbury, director, Meadows Museum, at 5:30 p.m. Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; “Sketching in the Galleries” with artist Cynthia Padilla at 6:30 p.m.
WHEN: May 6, 5:30- 8 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
OTHER INFO: Materials provided for Sketching in the Galleries.
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Meadows Museum Artful Thursday Evening: “Masterpieces of Spanish Cinema Film Series”

WHAT: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; also at 6 p.m., showing of Matador (1986) by Pedro Almodóvar. Dr. Kevin Heffernan, professor of cinema-television at the Meadows School, will introduce the film.
WHEN: May 13, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Call 214.768.2516


Free public gallery tours at the Meadows Museum are offered every Thursday at 6 p.m. and every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Check meadows.smu.edu, the Meadows School Web site, for more events, including information regarding student recitals.

 


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