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SMU Meadows School of the Arts and Meadows Museum Announce April Events

Louis Comfort Tiffany by Joaquín Sorolla, 1911 at the Meadows Museum

Louis Comfort Tiffany by Joaquín Sorolla, 1911 at the Meadows Museum

SMU Meadows School of the Arts and Meadows Museum, both on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, announce their April 2014 events. Sorolla and America at the Meadows is closing April 19. Other April events include recitals, exhibits, museum talks, concerts, lectures, opera, and dance. See the full list of April events below.

CLOSING: Meadows Museum Exhibit: “Sorolla and America”

During a single month in 1909, more than 150,000 people flocked to see the portraits, genre scenes and sun-filled beachscapes of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) in his first U.S. exhibition, held at The Hispanic Society of America in New York. He was the most popular Spanish artist in the world until the arrival of Pablo Picasso. Sorolla and America brings together approximately 150 works of art that will explore for the first time this artist’s unique relationship with early 20th-century America, examining his immense popularity, as well as his associations with contemporaries and collectors. This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, SMU, The San Diego Museum of Art, and Fundación MAPFRE. The contributions of The Hispanic Society of America have been crucial to the success of this exhibition. A generous gift from The Meadows Foundation has made this project possible. Promotional support provided by the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Dallas Morning News.

When: Through April 19, 2014.  Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Monday.

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

Cost: $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.

Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Piano Master Class with Michele Campanella

Internationally recognized pianist and recording artist Michele Campanella teaches gifted student pianists from the Meadows School of the Arts Division of Music. The master class is open to the public.

When: April 2, 12-2 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Social Innovation Forum

Panelists from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and other leading Dallas social entrepreneurs will discuss the ways entrepreneurs can help solve pressing social

issues and make an impact in the world. Attendees will be able to meet professionals and pacesetters who are passionate about helping others, and network with

current leaders in social business. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free, but reservations are strongly encouraged. To RSVP, visit

https://smu.collegiatelink.net/Events. The event is sponsored by the Meadows School of the Arts and the Hegi Family Career Development Center at SMU.

When: April 2; panel discussion from 4:30 to 6 p.m. followed by networking event from 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: Ballroom of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

Cost: FREE

Info: Call  214-768-3425.

Guest Piano Recital: Michele Campanella

Internationally recognized Italian pianist, conductor, and recording artist Michele Campanella performs an all-Liszt recital including Verdi and Wagner

paraphrases from Aida, Rigoletto, Tristan, Tannhauser and more.

When: April 3 at 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Jampact

Jampact is a jam band with Jose Bowen, Kim Corbet, Jamal Mohamed, Derrick Horne and Jonathan Jones dedicated to an improvisational mix of jazz, funk

and world music. The eclectic, innovative electro-acoustic group has worked with dancers, visual artists and poets – at their concerts, anything might happen!

When: April 3 at 8 p.m.

Where: Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Pollock Gallery Exhibit: “Dense Fog Advisory” – Master of Fine Arts Qualifying Exhibition

The Division of Art’s annual spring qualifying exhibition showcases works by second-year M.F.A. students Tim Best, William Binnie, Emily Lacour, Kiernan Lofland and Melissa Tran. Through painting, photography, installation and sculpture, the artists collectively explore issues of space and place, desire, agency and the body. Tim Best’s series of large-scale photographs and videos bring together interior spaces and arboreal imagery to probe themes of aging, sexual desire and intimacy; William Binnie documents sites of suicide through writing and abstract and landscape works in painting and photographic reconstruction; Emily Lacour’s paintings of sugar cane plantations attempt to reconcile conflicting histories of trauma and pleasure; Kiernan Lofland’s installations fuse sculptural elements with altered photographs to create liminal landscapes; and Melissa Tran’s performative, sculptural, photographic, video and text-based works employ the corporeality of the body to offer mediations on cycles of life and death. The exhibition “Everything is Better in Public” will run concurrently and will show alternate works from the M.F.A. students at Beefhaus Gallery, 833 Exposition Ave., Dallas. http://beefhaustx.blogspot.com/

When: April 4-19, 2014. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., and 1-5 p.m. Sat.

Reception with the artists: Friday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-4439.

Museum Friday Gallery Talk: “Joaquín Sorolla’s Portrait of William Howard Taft”

Alan Lowe, Director, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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

When: April 4 at 12:15 p.m.

Where: Second Floor Galleries, Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

Cost: 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.

Info: Call 214-768-4677.

Meadows World Music Ensemble with the Nightingale Trio

The Nightingale Trio, a women’s vocal group inspired by traditional folk songs and vocal techniques from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, are the featured

guest artists for this concert, following their recent appearance on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion. They’ll perform along with the Meadows

World Music Ensemble, noted for its mix of traditional world music and original compositions.

When: April 4 at 6 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

SYZYGY New Music Ensemble:

The Meadows student performers of SYZYGY present two world premieres: Max Perryment’s micro-opera The Lingerer, based on an award-winning libretto

by SMU faculty member Lori Ann Stephens, and a new work written for SYZYGY by D.C.-based composer Adrian Hernandez. Recent masterpieces by

Steve Reich and Oliver Knussen complete the program.

When: April 4 at 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: For more information follow @MeadowsSYZYGY on Twitter or call 214-768-2787.

Art M.F.A. Open House

The Division of Art M.F.A. open house includes the following:

  • tour of facilities
  • meeting with faculty and M.F.A. students
  • tour of M.F.A. qualifying exhibition at the Pollock Gallery

When: April 5 at 2 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: For more information call 214-768-2489 or visit http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Art/GraduateStudies.

Brazen Brass 5

Brazen Brass 5, the brass quintet Ensemble-in-Residence at SMU Meadows and the recipient of the 2014 Aspen Music Festival brass quintet fellowship, will perform works for brass from 20th-century American composers including Bernstein, Plog, Sampson and Copland.

When: April 5 at 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

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 galleries. 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.

When: April 6 and 27, 1:30-3 p.m.

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

Cost: 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.

Info: Call 214-768-4677.

Meadows Percussion Ensemble

The Meadows Percussion Ensemble is excited to welcome back Dr. Kevin Hanlon and his Coma Concerto, a unique piece featuring a solo with no written parts. Different scenarios are presented that the soloist improvises over.  Also on the program is Migraine Sketches by Kevin Bobo; a xylophone rag; and, of course, a new hand-drumming piece by Jamal Mohamed.

When: April 8 at 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: For more information, visit www.facebook.com/meadowspercussionensemble  or call 214-768-2787.

Museum Access Program: Connections

This three-day program, for individuals with early stage dementia and their care partners, involves a variety of creative activities in a relaxed setting. Participants 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 are served. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To register and for information about visiting the Meadows Museum with individuals with special needs, call Carmen Smith at 214-768-4677.

When: Three consecutive Wednesdays, April 9, 16 & 23, at 10:30 a.m.

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

Cost: FREE, but pre-registration is required.

Info: Call 214-768-4677.

Meadows at the Meyerson Gala

The 21st annual benefit concert for SMU Meadows will feature the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, performing two Italian-themed works that paint vivid pictures of their subjects. Church Windows (1926) by Ottorino Respighi, one of the most popular modern Italian composers, is a full orchestration of his earlier composition Three Piano Preludes on Gregorian Melodies, and is known for its gorgeous sound. Each of its four movements has traditionally been associated with themes found in stained glass windows, including “The Flight into Egypt” and “St. Michael Archangel.” Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, or “Italian” symphony, was inspired by the composer’s grand tour of Europe from 1829 to 1831. The work “strives to convey a series of impressions of Italy – Mediterranean sunshine, religious solemnity, monumental art and architecture and open countryside.” Proceeds from the concert provide scholarships for the Meadows Scholars program, aimed at recruiting the brightest and most talented students to SMU and Dallas.

When: April 9 at 8 p.m.

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas 75201

Cost: $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students/SMU faculty & staff; patron and corporate sponsorships with special benefits and seating packages are also available.

Info: For tickets, call 214-768-2787; for sponsorship information, call the Meadows Development Office at 214-768-4189.

loadbang in the Atrium

New York City-based new music chamber group loadbang has been praised as “cultivated” by The New Yorker, “exhilarating” by The Baltimore Sun, “inventive” by The New York Times and a “formidable new-music force” by Time Out New York. Since their founding in 2008, their unique lung-powered instrumentation (bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone voice) has provoked diverse responses from composers including Pulitzer Prize winners Charles Wuorinen and David Lang, and they have brought over 100 new works to life.  For this concert the groundbreaking ensemble will present some of their favorite works.

When: April 10 at 12 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Comini Lecture Series: “Learning to See: Franz Marc and Robert Delaunay”

Kimberly Smith, Ph.D., Professor, Southwestern University

In 1912, Franz Marc made a special trip to visit the Paris studio of artist Robert Delaunay. Shortly after, Marc’s paintings demonstrate a noticeable shift into increasingly abstract forms. This talk explores the consequences of Marc’sfriendship with Delaunay, suggesting that the artists’ shared interest in theories of cognition and perception may offer a key to understanding both abstraction and primitivism in Marc’s late work.

When: April 10 at 5:30 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2698.

Meadows Museum Family Day

Join us as we celebrate the exhibition Sorolla and America during SMU’s Founders’ Day Weekend. Through activities, visitors of all ages and abilities will enjoy a multisensory exploration of works by Joaquín Sorolla. Presentations will include demonstrations by artist John Bramblitt, who will show how he creates colorful paintings using only his sense of touch.

When: April 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-4677.

O’Donnell in the Afternoon

Come see the Meadows chamber music groups in their natural habitat, the lovely O’Donnell Hall.

When: April 13 at 3 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: For more information, follow @SMUChamberMusic on Twitter or call 214-768-2787.

Meadows World Music Ensemble

The Meadows World Music Ensemble, under the direction of Jamal Mohamed, explores music from cultures around the globe. The ensemble combines exotic instruments from Africa, Asia and the Middle East with standard Western orchestral instruments to create unique interpretations of traditional folk melodies as well as original compositions. This concert will feature Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) virtuoso Stan Richardson.

When: April 13 at 8 p.m.

Where: Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas  (75205)

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Mantra Percussion in the Atrium

Mantra Percussion from New York performs Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon’s acclaimed, hypnotic, epic concert-length work Timber for six percussionists. Scored for six graduated, amplified, wooden simantras (2x4s), the work brings the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level. In this work, Gordon shapes the music in both polyrhythmic and dynamic waves of textures – often each player’s hands are in separate rhythmic “worlds,” each traversing a different dynamic contour from loud to soft to loud, similar in some respects to his solo for percussion, XY.

When: April 14 at 12 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Verlaine Trio Recital

The Verlaine Trio features three internationally acclaimed musicians: violinist Maria Schleuning and cellist Jolyon Pegis, both of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and award-winning pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya, SMU faculty member. The chamber group will perform music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.

When: April 14 at 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ann Van Hoey

Ann Van Hoey has risen with remarkable speed to international acclaim for her ceramics. She has refined the complexity of pottery to produce clean drawings in space with the elements of line, curve, angle and point. Native to the Flemish part of Belgium, she counts English as her third language. She is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics, and her exhibitions have included the Vallauris Biennale, Collect in London and a solo exhibition at Galerie Hélène Porée in Paris; she also won first prize at the Parcours Carougeois in Geneva. Her works are included in collections of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Musée Ariana in Geneva and the Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum in China.

When: April 15 at 7 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2698.

Meadows Guitar Ensemble

The Meadows Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Robert Guthrie, will present a program of guitar quartets and duos featuring music from Spain, Italy and Latin America spanning four centuries.

When: April 15 at 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Farmhouse, Alcira by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1903 at the Meadows Museum (photo by Dimitris Skliris)

Farmhouse, Alcira by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1903 (photo by Dimitris Skliris)

Sorolla and America: A Musical Imagery, with pianist Marta Espinós

A selection of the best Spanish piano music that illustrates the spirit and content of the current Meadows Museum exhibition Sorolla and America by creating an audiovisual, cross-disciplinary parallelism. This recital provides a full aesthetic experience by revealing analogies between the Luminism in Sorolla and Nationalism in music –a great opportunity to celebrate the universality of Spanish art. The musical program comprises a selection of piano music directly connected to the exhibition topics: the sea, the harbor, children playing at the beach, corners of Andalucía, gardens and other scenes of Sorolla’s imagery. It encompasses all the great Spanish composers, both contemporaries of Sorolla and the subsequent generation: Albéniz, Granados, Falla, Turina, Esplá, Mompou and Rodrigo. This concert is presented by the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation, www.achucarrofoundation.org. Museum members receive priority seating until 5:40 p.m.

When: April 17 at 6 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-4993 or email swinterrowd@smu.edu.

Meadows Jazz Orchestra

The Meadows Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of John Bryant, will feature the sounds and styles of a 10-piece ensemble this semester.  The MJO will explore arrangements and compositions by Oliver Nelson, Horace Silver, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and Red Young.

When: April 17 at 8 p.m.

Where: Bob Hope Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas  (75205)

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

The Rep: Three Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotating Repertory: Marisol, Middletown and This

The Division of Theatre presents three contemporary American plays in rotation over a two-week period.

*This by Melissa James Gibson

April 22 at 8 p.m.; April 25 at 8 p.m.; April 30 at 8 p.m.; May 3 at 2 and 8 p.m.

Four friends in their late thirties face the trials and tribulations of major life events with an eye toward quickly approaching middle age. Playwright Melissa Gibson plays games with viewers’ thoughts and expectations through a combination of wit and melancholy comedy. “The play’s delicate pace, richly patterned wordplay and undercurrent of rue combine to cast a moving spell that lingers in the memory, like a sad-sweet pop song whose chorus you can’t shake,” says The New York Times.

*Middletown by Will Eno

April 23 at 8 p.m.; April 26 at 2 and 8 p.m.; May 1 at 8 p.m.; May 4 at 2 p.m.

Welcome to Middletown, where you can eavesdrop on the kind of conversations and insights usually left unsaid. Inspired by Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Eno provides a twist by having the villagers reveal their innermost fears and piercing life observations as if they were ordinary tidbits of conversation. The play unfolds in a series of vignettes depicting encounters between seemingly unexceptional people that are surprisingly thought-provoking. The New York Times writes, “Middletown glimmers from start to finish with tart, funny, gorgeous little comments on big things: the need for love and forgiveness, the search for meaning in life, the long, lonely ache of disappointment.”

*Marisol by José Rivera

April 24 at 8 p.m.;  April 27 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; April 29 at 8 p.m.; May 2 at 8 p.m.

When 26-year-old Marisol Perez is attacked on the subway and rescued by a guardian angel, we are introduced to a world gone wild where food is scarce, pollution is plentiful and violence rules. On her journey, Marisol meets a series of bizarre characters, including a homeless man in a wheelchair in search of his lost skin and a woman beaten by police because she exceeded her credit card limit. Backstage describes this “thrill ride” as both darkly humorous and a commentary on social injustice that is “consistently fascinating.”              

When: April 22 – May 4

8 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Sun. (April 27 only)

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

Cost: Per show: $13 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students/SMU faculty & staff

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Museum Friday Gallery Talk: “Isamu Noguchi’s Spirit’s Flight

Gerardo Vega, Art Teacher; Master of Liberal Studies, SMU Meadows Museum gallery talks feature art research and perspectives from local guest speakers.

When: April 24 at 12:15 p.m.

Where: Second Floor Galleries, Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

Cost: 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.

Info: Call 214-768-4677.

Comini Lecture Series: “Trials and Triumphs: Jewish Women in Medieval Spain and the Mystery of the Golden Haggadah”

Marc Michael Epstein, Ph.D., Professor, Vassar College

The so-called Golden Haggadah, illuminated in Catalunia (possibly Barcelona) between 1320 and 1330, is often described as being among the most beautiful manuscripts created for Jews in the Middle Ages. It contains some stunning yet mysterious images and its patron is unknown. Reading and interpreting those images against their historical and textual backgrounds, Professor Epstein presents startling new speculations regarding its original patrons and the times in which they lived – the vibrant world of high medieval Sephardic culture. Epstein suggests that a Jewish woman was behind the commission, and adduces extraordinary artistic evidence to support his fascinating and controversial thesis.

When: April 24 at 5:30 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2698.

Meadows Opera Theatre: Opera Free For All – New Stages:  Operas written in 2013 & 2014

This performance features two new full-length mini-operas: The Lingerer, written by Max Perryman on an international award-winning libretto by SMU English professor Lori Stephens, and Mobile Home by Charlie McCarron, also on a libretto by Ms. Stephens.  Also showcased will be scenes from new operas currently under construction by SMU’s own Simon Sargon and Vince Gover and Dallas-based composer Jason Mulligan.  Be the first to experience these exciting new works!

When: April 25 at 1 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Meadows Wind Ensemble: “The Ink’s Still Wet!”

Join the MWE for a program of new (or relatively new!) music, including works by current Meadows faculty and student composers, among them Kevin Hanlon and Thomas Schwann. The program will also feature Meadows faculty member and Dallas Symphony horn player Haley Hoops, winner of the 2013 International Horn Competition of America, as soloist on Dana Wilson’s Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble. The evening will conclude with John Adams’ “Roadrunner” from his Chamber Symphony, accompanied by cartoons on a Texas-sized screen!

When: April 25 at 8 p.m.

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

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

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Chamber Music Late Night Concert

The Meadows Wind Ensemble concert you’re attending finishes in Caruth, and you find yourself magically transported to the Taubman Atrium for a casual concert of varied chamber music to close out your evening. OK, everything except for the magically transported part. We actually just recommend walking.

When: April 25 at 10:15 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: For more information, follow @SMUChamberMusic on Twitter or call 214-768-2787.

Emerging Sounds: New Works by SMU Student Composers

Experience the excitement of hearing world premiere performances of new works by students in the Meadows School music composition program.  Classical to modern, chamber to electronic, the music will be as diverse as the talented student composers themselves.  Past works have gone on to win awards and national and international recognition; will one of tonight’s be next?  Join us and find out!

When: April 26 at 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir and Diva Dolce: “And All the Earth Shall Sing”

“…One household, high and low,
And all the earth shall sing.”

So ends the Wendell Berry poem that inspired our second concert of the season – these two phrases also serve as the theme for this final concert. Join us as we celebrate the never-ending song in our world and in all of us.

When: April 27 at 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE; In lieu of admission, the Meadows 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.

Info: Call 214-768-2787.

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.

When: April 28 – May 2; 12 p.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri.; 12:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2718.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jin-me Yoon

Jin-me Yoon is a vital member of the Vancouver art community as well as an active participant in international art discourse. For the past two decades her work has contributed to ongoing discussions of place and identity. Well-known earlier photographic works, such as Souvenirs of the Self (1991), use subtle humor and irony to tackle head-on the narrative foundations of Nation and the very terms of inclusion as to who belongs “naturally” to these iconic Canadiantouristic landscapes. Jin-me Yoon’s work was featured in an exhibition at SMU’s Pollock Gallery, March 7-29.

When: April 29 at 7 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2698.

Continuing

Hawn Gallery Exhibit: “Romantic Visions of the American Southwest:  Works on Paper and Paintings by Edward G. Eisenlohr”

Drawn primarily from the holdings of Jerry Bywaters Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library, this exhibition of lithographs, drawings, archival materials, and a few paintings documents the career of one of Dallas’s most prominent artists from the first half of the 20th century.  Edward Gustav Eisenlohr (1872-1961) was born in Ohio to a family of German immigrants, who moved to Dallas when he was two years old.  He showed a strong aptitude for art at an early age, winning a prize in the art competition section of the newly established State Fair of Texas and studying for two years at The Concordia in Zurich as a teenager.

In 1903, Eisenlohr was instrumental in establishing the Dallas Art Association, forerunner of the Dallas Museum of Art. He studied art with Texas artists Robert J. Onderdonk and Frank Reaugh as well as at the Art Students’ League summer school in Woodstock, New York; he later took additional art training in Germany before returning to Texas. Eisenlohr drew inspiration for art subjects from the Oak Cliff area of Dallas and his travels to New Mexico, the Texas Hill Country, and the western areas of his adopted state.  Eisenlohr exhibited both in the U.S., including at the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, and the National Academy of Design, and in Europe, at the Paris International Exhibition (1932) and the Venice Biennial (1940).

When: Through May 16, 2014. 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.

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

Cost: FREE

Info: Call 214-768-2303.

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