Meadows Museum exhibits & events

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Traje de luces (Bullfighter’s Costume), chaquetilla (Jacket) [detail], 1876–1900. Silk, linen, cotton and silver metal. Museo del Traje, Madrid. ©Museo del Traje Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico, Madrid, Spain; chaquetilla, CE005407; chaleco, CE0054408; calzón, CE005409. Photo by Jesús Madriñán. CANVAS & SILK: HISTORIC FASHION FROM MADRID’S MUSEO DEL TRAJE SEPTEMBER 19, 2021–JANUARY 9, 2022 For the first time, works in the Meadows collection will be paired with representative examples of the historic dress depicted to shed new light on the relationship between representation and reality, between image and artifact. Loans include jewelry, shoes, accessories, and ensembles for men, women, and children, the combined installation of which will facilitate rich dialogues between fashion and the fine arts.
This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, and the Museo del Traje, Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico, Madrid, Spain, and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.
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Mauricio Yáñez (Mexican, 1881–1939), Charras, Mexico (detail), c. 1918–29. Gelatin silver print, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (14 x 9 cm). DeGolyer Library, SMU. IMAGE & IDENTITY: MEXICAN FASHION IN THE MODERN PERIOD SEPTEMBER 19, 2021–JANUARY 9, 2022 A focused exhibition in the museum’s first-floor galleries explores Mexican fashion through photographs, prints, books, and gouaches from the 19th and 20th centuries drawn from the collections of the Meadows Museum and SMU’s DeGolyer Library.
This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.
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IN THE NEWS
New Acquisitions
Bartolomé González y Serrano (Spanish, 1564–1627) Portrait of a Lady, 1621. Oil on canvas, 47 1/8 x 39 1/8 x 7/8 in. (119.7 x 99.4 x 2.2 cm). Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum purchase in honor of Director Mark A. Roglán, with funds from the Meadows Museum Advisory Council: Linda Perryman Evans; Linda P. and William A. Custard; Gwen and Richard Irwin; Cyrena Nolan; Elizabeth Solender and Gary L. Scott; Debi and Peter Miller; Peggy and Carl Sewell; Luba and Richard Barrett; Mary Anne Cree; Pilar and Jay Henry; Barbara and Mike McKenzie; Susan Albritton; Dolores and Larry Barzune, M.D.; Diane and Stuart Bumpas on behalf of the Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Foundation; Gene and Jerry Jones; The Honorable Janet Kafka and Terry Kafka; George C. Lancaster; Natalie H. and George T. Lee, Jr.; Karen and Walter Levy; Stacey and Nicholas McCord; Jenny and Richard Mullen; Caren Prothro and the Perkins-Prothro Foundation; Julie and George Tobolowsky; Diane and Gregory Warden; Cheryl and Kevin Vogel; Catherine Taylor; Linda and John McFarland; Estelle and Michael Thomas; Bethany and Samuel Holland; President R. Gerald and Gail Turner; and additional funds from Laura Custard Hurt, Amanda W. Dotseth, Bridget Marx, and Claire Barry; MM.2021.01. Photo by Kevin Todora. We’re pleased to welcome to the collection this beautiful Portrait of a Lady (1621) by Bartolomé González y Serrano (1564–1627). The entire Meadows Museum Advisory Council contributed funds for its purchase, which was made in honor of Meadows Museum Director Mark A. Roglán. Drawings by Antonio González Velázquez (1723–1794), José Aparicio e Inglada (1770–1838), and Casto Plasencia y Maestro (1846–1890) were also added to the collection. Learn more
Custard Institute for Spanish Art and Culture Established
First row L to R: Linda P. Custard, SMU Trustee Emerita and Chair, Meadows Museum Advisory Council; Mark A. Roglán, Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in Meadows School of the Arts; William A. Custard. Second row L to R: Peter Miller, President and CEO, The Meadows Foundation; R. Gerald Turner, President, SMU; Samuel S. Holland, Meadows School of the Arts Dean, SMU; Brad E. Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs, SMU. Photo courtesy of Southern Methodist University, Kim Leeson. A $3 million gift from Linda P. and William A. Custard, matched by an additional $3 million from The Meadows Foundation, will establish a new cultural institute within the Meadows Museum: The Custard Institute for Spanish Art and Culture. The Custard’s gift will name the director of the new institute in honor of Meadows Museum Director Mark A. Roglán, who celebrates his twentieth anniversary at the museum this year. Learn more
#AskACurator Day September 15
#AskACurator Day is back on September 15! Visit our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter channels to ask Meadows Museum Curator Amanda W. Dotseth your burning questions about our collection. What have you always wanted to know? What are you curious about?
CALENDAR
September 15 Virtual Connections
September 16 Museo del Traje: A Journey Through the Collections
September 19 Drawing from the Masters
September 19 Children’s Drawing from the Masters
September 24 Image & Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period
September 26 Digital Drawing from the Masters
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