February 2016 at the SMU Meadows Museum

CURRENT EXHIBITS
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Salvador Dalí: An Early Surrealist Masterpiece
Through June 19

The 1930s were one of the most creatively fruitful decades of Salvador Dalí’s career. L’homme poisson (The Fish Man) shows both his tremendous imagination as well as his technical adroitness, and offers a revealing glimpse into the artist’s inner psyche. After an auspicious beginning as part of the first exhibition of surrealist works held in the U.S., in 1931, the painting has remained out of the public domain for much of its existence. This exhibition celebrates the Meadows’ acquisition of L’homme poisson-the first painting by Dalí to enter the collection of a Texas museum-and presents a renewed look at this early masterpiece within the artist’s oeuvre of surrealism. Learn More

This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.

Between Paris and Texas: Marie Cronin, Portraitist of the Belle Époque
February 14 – June 5

Between Paris and Texas: Marie Cronin, Portraitist of the Belle Époque is the first monographic exhibition of Cronin’s (1867-1951) art and will feature a focused selection of her paintings, including works shown in the salons of Paris, as well as official portraits of Texas statesmen that hang at the Texas State Capitol, such as Alfonso Steele (1817-1911), the last survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto. A Texas-raised artist, Cronin studied with Claudio Castelucho (Spanish, 1870-1927) in Paris during the first decade of the twentieth century. Following her return from Europe, Cronin would continue her artistic career back in Texas while also carrying out the exigencies of a family in the business of expanding railroad operations across the state. Learn More

This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.

 

Process and Innovation: Carlotta Corpron and Janet Turner
February 14 – June 5

This exhibition will present the work of two pioneering artists working and teaching in Texas in the 1940s and 1950s, Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) and Janet Turner (1914-1988). Corpron, working in photography, and Turner, working in painting and printmaking, both taught art education at Texas universities and came into their own maturity of style during the middle of the twentieth century. Process and Innovation: Carlotta Corpron and Janet Turner explores the work of both artists made during this period of consummate experimentation. This exhibition draws entirely from holdings within the Dallas area, including Bywaters Special Collections of SMU, which holds an impressive collection of art by both Turner and Corpron. Learn More

This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.



NEWS

NEW FRIENDS AND OLD FAVORITES

We’re working to re-install the permanent collection, much of which has been out of sight this past year due to the large size of the anniversary exhibitions. The process should be completed by late February; look for your favorite works, as well as recent acquisitions such as Esteban Vicente’s Untitled(1958) and a new Goya proof.

HELLO DALÍ!

Stop by the Museum Shop for tons of Dalí-related merchandise, including t-shirts, postcards, magnets, and more!

 


MEMBER NEWS and EVENTS

MEMBERS SEE IT FIRST!
Be among the first to see the Meadows Museum’s spring exhibitions, Between Paris and Texas: Marie Cronin, Portraitist of the Belle Époque and Process and Innovation: Carlotta Corpron and Janet Turner at the member preview receptionFebruary 12! Be sure to check your mail for the invitation, or contact Membership Manager David Leggett to join at either214-768-2765 or dleggett@smu.edu.

 

Cava Club
February 18, 6:00 P.M.

Nicole Atzbach, Curator, Meadows Museum

Discover art, enjoy wine, and meet people! This insider’s talk with a staff member presents a particular work of art or artist, wine, and food in a relaxed social setting for Museum Members only. This subject of this month’s event is Claudio Castelucho and Marie Cronin: Master and Student. $35 per person, space limited to 20, advance registration required. For more information and to register, contact David Leggett at either dleggett@smu.edu or 214.768.2765.

Spanish Splendors of the UK: Discovering the Spanish Art of London, County Durham, and Edinburgh
May 29 – June 6

Members at the Ribera Patron level and upwards can join the Meadows Museum’s director, Mark Roglán, on fabulous trips abroad such as this one, which includes a stop at Auckland Castle to view its series of Zurbarán paintings. Learn More


CALENDAR
LECTURES

LECTURE SERIES
Freaks, Bearded Women, and Dwarves in Spanish Art

Six Fridays, February 5-March 11, 10:30 A.M.
Rene Prieto, Margaret McDermott Chair in Arts and This lecture series will examine the fascination with the strange, the misshapen, and the bizarre that has been so prevalent in the Iberian peninsula and seek to understand its origins and relevance in terms of the particular events that have shaped the history of Spain from the time of Hieronymus Bosch to that of Salvador Dalí. Coffee and pastries served in the Founders Room before each lecture, from 10-10:25 a.m. $50 for the 6-part series; Free for Museum members, SMU staff, faculty and students. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To register, contact Carmen Smith at mcarmens@smu.edu or 214.768.4677. This program is made possible by gifts from The Boshell Foundation, The Fannie and Stephen Kahn Charitable Foundation, and The Eugene McDermott Foundation.
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

Carlotta Corpron: Stretching Reality
Thursday, February 18, 6:00 P.M.

John Rohrbach, Senior Curator of Photographs,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) took up the quintessential
tool for describing the world – the camera – and used it instead to construct new worlds. This lecture will explore how she internalized the artistic ideals of her day and caught the admiration of leading artists by innovatively reimagining photographic conceptions of space and time. FREE! Priority seating for Museum members until 5:40 p.m.
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

GALLERY TALKS
ART IN FOCUS
Francisco Goya,
Bury them and keep quiet(Enterrar y callar), c. 1810. Working proof of Plate 18 from The Disasters of War
Wednesday, February 3, 12:15 P.M.
Edward Payne, Meadows/Mellon/Prado Fellow
Monthly, 15-minute talks about objects in the permanent collection by members of the Museum staff encourage a range of approaches to exploring the visual arts, provide a unique perspective, and invite visitors to look more closely at individual objects. Free with regular Museum admission.
Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries

 

FAMILY FUN

ConnectionsConnections
Three Wednesdays, February 3, 10 & 17, 10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
This informal three-day program is designed for individuals
with early stage dementia, their care partners, and family members. Participants will explore the galleries through interactive activities, create individual and group projects,
and discover works of art through music, dance, literature,
storytelling and role play. Light refreshments will be served. The program takes place on three consecutive
Wednesdays. Free; space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Carmen Smith at mcarmens@smu.edu or call214.768.4677.


Drawing from the MastersDrawing from the Masters
Sundays, February 7 & 21, 1:30-3:00 P.M.

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as
artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows
Museum’s galleries. 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 abilities
and experience levels. Drawing materials will be
available, but participants are encouraged to bring
their own sketchpads and pencils. Free with regular Museum admission; no advance registration required.Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision,
contact Carmen Smith at mcarmens@smu.edu or
214.768.4677.

 

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