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SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and the Meadows Museum Announce October 2012 Events

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and the Meadows Museum have announced their events for October 2012.  Events include gallery exhibits, brown bag dance concert, music ensembles, piano recital, debate series, lecture series, art activities, concerts, gallery talk, choir concert, opera and symphony. See evens below.

October 2012 Events

Continued: Hawn Gallery Exhibit: “Renaissance Technology in Print”

This exhibition results from a seminar in Renaissance technology for the art history graduate students in the Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture (RASC/a) program, and has evolved into a collaborative effort between RASC/a, DeGolyer Library, and the Blaffer Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition examines the dissemination of ideas and knowledge through the advancement of print and book production, and includes six 15th- and 16th-century books as well as the 18 plates of Stradanus’s Nova Reperta (New Discoveries). These important engravings feature critical discoveries and inventions made before 1600. In conjunction with this event, Dr. James Clifton of the Blaffer Foundation will give a lecture the first week of October on the Nova Reperta series. This exhibition is co-curated by two second-year RASC/a graduate students, Emily Anderson and Sarah Foltz.

Through October 14, 2012.

Open during regular library hours: 8 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thurs.; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 1 p.m.- midnight Sun.

Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop

Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Call 214-768-2303.

Continued: Pollock Gallery Exhibit: “Centers of Influence: Dallas’s Mexican American Barrios and Their Leaders”

As part of the Division of Art’s engagement with communities beyond the classroom walls of SMU, the Pollock Gallery is partnering with the Dallas Mexican American Historical League (DMAHL) to exhibit unique documentary materials that graphically map the lives and contributions of Mexican Americans in the Dallas area. This exhibition will focus on themes such as immigration, the historical development of the various Mexican American Dallas neighborhoods known collectively as “Los Barrios,” and the emergence of trailblazing community leaders.

Through October 27, 2012.

Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., and 1-5 p.m. Sat.

Pollock Gallery in Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Call 214-768-4439.

Brown Bag Dance Concert

Students in the Division of Dance create their own original choreography for this twice-a-year concert. Featured will be 10-15 innovative works ranging from modern to ballet to hip-hop to jazz.

October 1-5; 12 p.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri.; 12:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs.

Bob Hope Lobby of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Call 214-768-2718.

Connections: Museum Access Program

This three-day program, for individuals with early stage dementia and their care partners, will involve a variety of creative activities in a relaxed setting. Participants will explore the galleries through interactive exercises and puzzles, experiment with different materials to create  individual and group projects, and discover works of art through music, dance, literature, storytelling and role play.

Light refreshments will be served.

Three consecutive Wednesdays: October 3, 10 & 17 at 10:30 a.m.

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

FREE, but pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, call 214-768-4677.

Meadows World Music Ensemble: “Jammin’ in the Atrium”

The Meadows World Music Ensemble jam sessions, led by noted hand-drummer Jamal Mohamed, feature invited guest artists and music from a variety of cultures. The informal concerts will take place most Wednesdays at noon during the fall semester.

Wednesdays at 12 p.m., incl. October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

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

FREE

Call 214-768-1951 for updated information or email jmohmed@smu.edu.

Guest Piano Recital: Gustavo Romero and Massimo Somenzi, duo-pianists

Concert pianist Gustavo Romero has a stellar reputation for both the technical brilliance and interpretive depth of his playing, as well as his commitment to in-depth exploration of individual composers. For this concert, he teams up with Italian pianist Massimo Somenzi, who teaches in Venice while sustaining a concert career throughout Europe and abroad.

October 3 at 1 p.m.

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

FREE

Call 214-768-1951.

Presidential Debate Series

The SMU and Dallas community are invited on campus to view the televised presidential debates for the fall of 2012. After viewing the debate broadcasts, community members will have an opportunity to participate in a public debate about the event. The SMU debate program will moderate the event and provide a balloting opportunity for those in attendance.  The program is sponsored by the Meadows School’s Division of Communication Studies.

October 3 at 7 p.m.

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

FREE

Call 214-768-1574.

Continued: Friday Morning Lecture Series: “Two Worlds Collide and a New World Is Born: The Kingdom of the Sun”

Dr. Luis Martín, Professor Emeritus of History, SMU

This 11-part lecture series will cover the history of Peru from the Inca Empire to the establishment of an independent nation through the efforts of Bolivar and San Martín, focusing on the cultural transformation and beginnings of a global economic system.

October 5, 12, 19 and 26 (Fridays through November 16); 10:30 a.m.

Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

$40 total for all lectures; free for museum members and SMU faculty, staff and students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, call 214-768-2765.

Meadows Wind Ensemble: “The MWE Plays the Classics”

If fans of major league baseball can select the lineups for MLB’s All-Star Game, then members of the MWE should be given the opportunity to select the repertoire for at least one concert! This is it! The annual “classics” concert has become an audience favorite, to be sure, but it also never fails to be one of the MWE’s favorite programs as well. This season, members of the MWE will choose their favorite “classics” to accompany the conductor’s choice, Arnold Schoenberg’s Theme and Variations, Op. 43a, preceded by Schoenberg’s Fanfare on Motifs of Die Gurrelieder.

October 5 at 8 p.m.

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

$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and SMU faculty & staff

Call 214-768-2787.

Pollock Gallery Lecture: Sculptor Jesús Bautista Moroles

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950, Jesús Moroles attended high school at Crozier Tech along with many others from Dallas’s Mexican American barrios. He has since gained international fame as a sculptor, receiving such prestigious honors as the Award in the Visual Arts Fellowship in 1982 and the National Medal of Arts in 2008. Moroles is best known for his granite sculptures, for which he employs cutting and polishing techniques to achieve a form that is both raw and refined. This lecture is offered in conjunction with the Pollock Gallery exhibit “Centers of Influence: Dallas’s Mexican American Barrios and Their Leaders.”

October 6 at 2 p.m.

Pollock Gallery in Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Call 214-768-4439.

Meadows Museum Art Activity: “Drawing from the Masters”

Guest artist Ian O’Brien leads afternoons of informal drawing instruction based on works in the Meadows Museum’s permanent collection. Each 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 levels of experience. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. No registration is required.

Attendance is limited to 20 and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

October 7 and 21, 1:30-3 p.m.

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

Free with regular museum admission, which is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; and FREE for children under 12, museum members and SMU students, faculty and staff.

Call 214-768-4677.

Music at the Meadows: Concert on the 18th-Century Oldovini Organ

Larry Palmer, professor of harpsichord and organ, and students from the Meadows School of the Arts will present monthly demonstrations on the Meadows Museum’s Oldovini organ. Built in 1762 by Pascoal Caetano Oldovini for the Cathedral of Evora in Portugal, this single-manual organ is the only instrument by Oldovini to be found outside the Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy these special opportunities to experience centuries-old music on an 18th-century organ surrounded by masterworks in the museum’s permanent collection.

October 11 at 5:30 p.m.

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

FREE

Call 214-768-4677.

Museum Thursday Lecture Series: “The Noblest Man: The Art of Diego Velázquez”

Nancy Cohen Israel, Art Historian, Owner of Art à la Carte

Diego Velázquez has been called the “noblest and most commanding man among the artists of his country.” In a kingdom that valued the work of foreign artists above the work of native sons, Velázquez breathed new life into Spanish painting. He served as a painter to Philip IV as well as a valued member of court, and his realism helped make Spain an important artistic center.  Capitalizing on this year’s Prado loan by Velázquez and using the Meadows collection extensively, this five-week lecture series will examine Velázquez’s beginnings in Seville, his ascent as a court artist in Madrid and ultimately his recognition as one of Europe’s most important painters.

October 11 – November 8 at 6 p.m.

Constantin Foundation Seminar Room in the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

$40 for the five-part series; FREE for museum members and SMU faculty, staff and students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, call 214-768-2765.

Presidential Debate Series

The SMU and Dallas community are invited on campus to view the televised presidential debates for the fall of 2012. After viewing the debate broadcasts, community members will have an opportunity to participate in a public debate about the event. The SMU debate program will moderate the event and provide a balloting opportunity for those in attendance.  The program is sponsored by the Meadows School’s Division of Communication Studies.

October 11 at 7 p.m.

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

FREE

Call 214-768-1574.

Museum Friday Gallery Talk: “Court Portraits by Velázquez in the 1620s:  SomeThoughts about His Painting Techniques”

Mark Leonard, Chief Conservator, Dallas Museum of Art

Meadows Museum gallery talks feature art research and perspectives from local guest experts.

October 12 at 12:15 p.m.

Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries, Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

Free with regular museum admission, which is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12, and SMU faculty, staff & students.

Call 214-768-4677.

Presidential Debate Series

The SMU and Dallas community are invited on campus to view the televised presidential debates for the fall of 2012. After viewing the debate broadcasts, community members will have an opportunity to participate in a public debate about the event. The SMU debate program will moderate the event and provide a balloting opportunity for those in attendance.  The program is sponsored by the Meadows School’s Division of Communication Studies.

October 16 at 7 p.m.

Room 241, Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Call 214-768-1574.

Guest Piano Recital: Pamela Mia Paul and Krassimira Jordan, duo-pianists

Duo-pianists Pamela Mia Paul and Krassimira Jordan are two of the most highly regarded artist-teachers in Texas.  For this recital, they join forces for a brilliant hour of piano duo works.  Dr. Paul is Regents Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas and is a Steinway artist.  Jordan is artist-in-residence and professor of piano at Baylor University.

October 17 at 1 p.m.

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

FREE

Call 214-768-1951.

Comini Lecture Series: “Colonial Style and the History of Things in Spanish America”

Dana Leibsohn, Priscilla van der Poel Professor of Art, Smith College

Early in the 17th century, Antonio de Morga, a colonial official stationed in Manila, described the vast array of imports that arrived in his city from distant lands. His account offers a sharp critique alongside its inventory. Some objects were lovely, others delectable, still others worthless but entertaining. The geography of de Morga’s gaze was extensive, and his eye was keen: this man knew good things when he saw them. Taking a cue from his account and drawing examples from recent writing on the art of Spanish America, Leibsohn poses the question of what constitutes a “good colonial object.” Her answer turns upon contemporary conceptions of style and materiality, which, she argues, depend upon long-standing and ambivalent relationships with alterity (“otherness”). To identify the foreign yet rein it in – to what extent is this now, or must it be, the dominant mode of historicizing colonial visual culture?

October 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium in the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Call 214-768-2698.

Music at the Meadows: Ruben Parejo, Spanish Master Guitarist

From Valencia, Spain, Ruben Parejo is an outstanding proponent and performer of the Spanish guitar in Ibero-America. His specialties include the music of Manuel de Falla of Granada and the composers of Valencia, including Joaquin Rodrigo. While he is well known in Europe and Mexico, this concert marks Sr. Parejo’s debut in the United States. This concert is sponsored by UT Dallas.

October 18 at 6 p.m.

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

FREE

Call 214-768-4677.

Museum Friday Gallery Talk: “Picasso’s The Dream and Lie of Franco

Shelley DeMaria, Curatorial Assistant, Meadows Museum

Meadows Museum gallery talks feature art research and perspectives from local guest experts.

October 19 at 12:15 p.m.

Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries, Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

Free with regular museum admission, which is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12, and SMU faculty, staff & students.

Call 214-768-4677.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Lillian Ball

Lillian Ball is an artist who focuses on environmental issues. She will talk about her most recent project, “Waterwash,” a pollution control and public education project sited on Mattituck Inlet, Long Island, N.Y.

October 19 at 1 p.m.

Third Floor Screening Room, #3531 Greer Garson – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205).

FREE

Call 214-768-2489.

Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir and Diva Dolce: “Dazzle the Darkness”

“A great ring of pure & endless light Dazzles the darkness in my heart And breaks apart the dusky clouds of night.”

So begins the poem “A Ring of Endless Light” by Madeleine L’Engle.  The sentiment of the poem – the soul’s search for healing light amidst darkness and sorrow – forms the theme for the first choral concert of the 2012-13 season. Performing in the concert will be the Meadows Concert Choir, the Meadows Chorale, and the newest vocal group in Meadows School of the Arts – Diva Dolce, a select women’s ensemble.  The centerpiece of the program will feature members of the superb Meadows Symphony Orchestra as they join the Meadows Chorale to present Igor Stravinsky’s powerfully evocative Requiem Canticles.

October 21 at 3 p.m.

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

FREE; In lieu of admission, the choirs request that a donation be made to the North Texas Food Bank through ntfb.org; food items may also be donated in person at the concert.

Call 214-768-2787.

Presidential Debate Series

The SMU and Dallas community are invited on campus to view the televised presidential debates for the fall of 2012. After viewing the debate broadcasts, community members will have an opportunity to participate in a public debate about the event. The SMU debate program will moderate the event and provide a balloting opportunity for those in attendance.  The program is sponsored by the Meadows School’s Division of Communication Studies.

October 22 at 7 p.m.

Room 241, Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Call 214-768-1574.

Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics: John McCaa

Award-winning veteran journalist John McCaa is a familiar face to television viewers in North Texas. He has worked at WFAA-TV in Dallas since 1984, where he anchors the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts and writes “Behind the News,” a weekly column for the station’s website. An “army brat” who grew up in Idaho, Nebraska and Spain, McCaa began his career at WOWT-TV in Omaha. He joined WFAA as a reporter in the Fort Worth newsroom and was later promoted to bureau chief. He was transferred to the Dallas newsroom as reporter, then weekend anchor and news manager, and also served as co-anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast. McCaa has reported on Texas stories, national stories – including 9/11 and the John F. Kennedy, Jr., plane crash – and internationally from Rome, Hong Kong and Honduras.  He has served as president of the Press Club of Dallas and of the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Communicators. McCaa earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Creighton University in Omaha, and a master’s degree in politics from the University of Dallas.

October 24 at 8 p.m.

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

FREE, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

For tickets, call 214-768-2787.

Play: Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill

Internationally celebrated as a modern comic masterpiece, Cloud Nine is a witty exploration of gender roles, colonialism, and the associated issues of power and authority.  Within its contrapuntal structure, Act 1 takes places in Victorian British colonial Africa while Act 2 is set in a London Park in 1979 – and yet it would seem that only 25 years have passed!  A tour de force from a genius of theatrical invention. Directed by James Crawford, associate professor in the Division of Theatre.

October 24-28; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun. (Note: there will be no Saturday matinee; instead there will be a Sunday evening performance.)

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

$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and SMU faculty & staff

Call 214-768-2787.

Meadows Opera Theatre: Opera Free For All – “It’s Elemental, My Dear”

Earth, air, fire and water.  They can heal or harm.  They can bring about new life or destroy the old and the mighty.  Join the Meadows Opera Theatre for an exploration of the ancient four classical elements as found on the lyric stage. Offered in the fall and spring, the Opera Free For All brown bag series features one-act operas and scenes from opera and musical theatre.

October 26 at 1 p.m.

Bob Hope Lobby – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Call 214-768-1951.

Meadows Symphony Orchestra with Guest Artists Roberto Díaz and Andrés Díaz

Roberto Díaz, renowned violist and president of the Curtis Institute of Music, will perform with the Meadows Symphony during his week-long residency at the Meadows School in October. He will be guest soloist for the Viola Concerto by Bartók, and perform with acclaimed cellist and Meadows faculty artist Andrés Díaz on Strauss’s symphonic poem Don Quixote. The program also includes Stravinsky’s powerful Requiem Canticles, featuring the Meadows Chorale, the school’s select 30-member chamber choir.

October 26 at 8 p.m. and October 28 at 3 p.m.

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

$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and SMU faculty & staff

Call 214-768-2787.

Opening: Hawn Gallery Exhibit: “Philip Van Keuren: Printed Matter, 1988-2012”

This exhibition brings together for the first time a selection of the exhibition graphic design projects of Philip Van Keuren. The examples shown include yearly exhibition calendars, cards and publications dating from his first independent graphic design project for the Dallas Museum of Art in 1988. The vast bulk of the work comes from Van Keuren’s directorship of the Pollock Gallery at SMU from 1991 to 2012. Now a professor of art at the Meadows School and director emeritus of the Pollock Gallery, Van Keuren designed these projects without any formal training in graphic design.  With careful proportions and simple straightforward layout, Van Keuren’s graphic design accomplishments provide an insightful corollary to his work as a poet, visual artist and gallery curator/director for 22 years.  The exhibition is guest curated by Ben Bascombe, deputy director of the Pollock Gallery.

October 29 – December 16, 2012. Open during regular library hours: 8 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thurs.; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 1 p.m.- midnight Sun.

Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Call 214-768-2303.

Faculty Artist and Distinguished Alumni Recital Series: Catharine Lysinger & Alex McDonald, duo-pianists, with Doug Howard & Brian Jones, percussion

Meadows faculty member Catharine Lysinger and pianist Alex McDonald will present a recital of works for two pianos by Mozart, Debussy and Barber. Dallas Symphony Orchestra percussionists Douglas Howard, who is an adjunct professor at Meadows, and Brian Jones will join them in the second half of the program to perform the formidable Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Bela Bartók.

October 29 at 8 p.m.

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

$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and SMU faculty & staff

Call 214-768-2787.

Continued: Meadows Museum Exhibit: “Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits”

Focusing on the master’s first decade at the Spanish court and demonstrating his enormous influence over the portraiture of the period, this exhibition will be the largest gathering of Velázquez paintings in one U.S. institution in more than 20 years and feature the Prado Museum’s portrait of Philip IV (c. 1624-27) as its centerpiece.

Through January 13, 2013.  Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Monday.

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

$10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12, SMU students, faculty and staff; FREE Thurs. after 5 p.m.

Call 214-768-2516.

Continued: Meadows Museum Exhibit: “Góngora/Picasso: Graphic Poetry”

The Meadows Museum will treat visitors to a display of its copy of Picasso’s Vingt Poëmes (Twenty Poems), an artist’s book featuring 20 sonnets by famed Spanish poet Luis de Góngora y Argote. Jointly acquired by the museum and the Bridwell Library in 1975, this edition is one of 15 deluxe copies comprised of the book itself and a proof set of all the plates printed on vélin du Marais paper. Nineteen full-page etched female heads complement the sonnets; with the remaining full-page image, Picasso pays homage to both Góngora and Velázquez by recreating the latter’s famous 1622 portrait of Góngora, concurrently on display in the Meadows exhibition Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits.

Through January 13, 2013.  Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Monday.

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

$10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12, SMU students, faculty and staff; FREE Thurs. after 5 p.m.

Call 214-768-2516.

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