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Meadows Museum News, Exhibitions, and Lectures

Amanda W. Dotseth Appointed Curator 

Following a six-month national and international search, the Meadows Museum, SMU has appointed Dr. Amanda W. Dotseth to the position of curator. An accomplished scholar, Dotseth conducts research that is grounded in the Spanish Middle Ages, but has addressed a wide range of topics, including architecture, panel painting and the history of collecting. Dotseth is currently completing a Meadows/Mellon/Prado postdoctoral fellowship at the museum; she will begin her new role as curator on September 19, 2018. During the two years of her fellowship, Dotseth has curated or co-curated exhibitions such asZurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle; Chillida in Dallas: De Música at the Meyerson; and At the Beach: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal and William Merritt Chase. She also coordinated the first colloquium of current and former Meadows/Prado fellows and organized a symposium on medieval Spanish art featuring internationally recognized scholars in the field.

Meadows Museum Director Mark A. Roglán stated, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Dotseth join the Meadows Museum staff, bringing her passion for scholarship on Spanish art to us on a long-term basis. We know from experience that Amanda’s curatorial eye has enhanced the museum’s work on many projects. Looking to the future, she will be an invaluable asset in helping us identify acquisitions, cultivating partnerships and supporters, and serving as an advocate for the museum both within and outside Dallas.”

“I take pride in the long relationship I have had with the Meadows Museum and its staff. I remain invested in the success of the institution, which, like me, has grown and diversified significantly since my tenure as assistant curator,” said Dotseth, referring to her history with the museum beginning with her very first role at the Meadows more than ten years ago. “I am deeply impressed with the expansion of the Meadows’s collection, as well as its ambitious scholarly collaborations, recruitment of talented staff, and commitment to establishing itself as a premier center for the study of Spanish art. There is still much to be done, and so I welcome the opportunity to help shape the Meadows’s future.”

Amanda Dotseth completed her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2015 with a dissertation titled, “San Quirce de Burgos: Reframing Romanesque Architecture in Castile.” During her doctoral studies, she also served as a pre-doctoral fellow at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid. Dotseth completed her MA at SMU in 2006, after which she served for three years as the assistant curator at the Meadows Museum, where she curated numerous exhibitions and was instrumental in the research project, exhibition and catalogue Fernando Gallego and His Workshop: The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo. During that period, Dotseth helped to secure funding for a number of important acquisitions—including works by Jaume Plensa, George Rickey, María Blanchard and Martín Rico y Ortega—and collaborated on the reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection galleries and sculpture garden.

Currently an associated scholar for the project “The Medieval Treasury across Frontiers and Generations: The Kingdom of León-Castile in the Context of Muslim-Christian Interchange,” funded by a Spanish National Grant, Dotseth has received numerous grants and awards for her research on medieval Spanish art. She previously held a Fulbright fellowship and received the British Archaeological Association’s Ochs Scholarship, among other awards, in support of her dissertation research in Spain.

 

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), Aliyah, plate 1, from Aliyah, 1968. Lithograph on Arches paper. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum purchase thanks to a gift from Linda P. and William A. Custard and The Meadows Foundation in tribute to the Honorable Janet Pollman Kafka, Honorary Consul of Spain, for her twenty years of service, MM.2017.02.20. © 2018 Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society. Photo by Kevin Todora

Exhibitions

 

Dalí: Poetics of the Small,1929–1936

Sep. 9–Dec. 9, 2018

 

Dalí’s Aliyah: A Moment in Jewish History

Sep. 9, 2018–Jan. 13, 2019

 

Murillo at the Meadows: A 400th Anniversary Celebration

Through Dec. 2, 2018

 

Events

Concert: Lazos sobre el Atlantic/Ties Over the Atlantic

Oct. 18, 6:30 pm

Meadows Museum

 

Film: Rafael Azcona’s The Executioner

Oct. 25, 6:00 pm

Meadows Museum

 

Concert: The Great Stravinsky: An Evening of Chamber Music

Nov. 15, 6:30 pm

Meadows Museum

 

Performance: Dalí Interactive

Dec. 1, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Meadows Museum

 

 

 

 

Lectures

 

Lecture Series: Salvador Dalí and the Resurgence of Surrealism

Sep. 21-Oct. 26, 10:30 am

Josh Rose

Meadows Museum

 

 

 

Gallery Talk: Artful Conversations

Oct. 16, 2:00 pm

Scott Winterrowd & Anne Kindseth

Meadows Museum

 

Gallery Talk: Dalí, Surrealism, and Psychoanalysis

Oct. 26, 12:15 pm

Anna Lovatt

Meadows Museum

 

Lecture: Dalí and the Surrealist Moment

Nov. 8, 6:00 pm

William Jeffett

Meadows Museum

 

Gallery Talk: The Meadows in Contemporary Painting

Nov. 9, 12:15 pm

Francisco Moreno

Meadows Museum

 

Gallery Talk: Artful Conversations

Nov. 13, 2:00 pm

Scott Winterrowd & Anne Kindseth

Meadows Museum

 

Lecture: Salvador Dalí’s Techniques and Studio Practice in Panel Painting

Nov. 17, 10:30AM to 12:00PM

Irene Civil & Claire Barry

Meadows Museum

 

Gallery Talk: Small Charms: Dalí and Poetry

Dec. 7, 12:15 pm

Anne Keefe

Meadows Museum

 

Gallery Talk: Artful Conversations

Dec. 11, 2:00 pm

Scott Winterrowd & Anne Kindseth

Meadows Museum

Meadows Museum Exhibitions and Lectures

Eduardo Chillida (Spanish, 1924–2002), Gure aitaren etxea (1ª versión Nº 2) / Our Father’s House (1st Version No. 2), 1985. Iron. © Zabalaga-Leku. ARS, New York / VEGAP, Madrid, 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Eduardo Chillida and Hauser & Wirth

Exhibition

Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida

February 4 –  June 3, 2018

This spring, the Meadows Museum will present Dallas’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work of Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002). Chillida, one of Spain’s most celebrated modern sculptors, is famous for his monumental iron and stone sculptures that shape both urban and rural landscapes. This exhibition includes 66 of the artist’s works, from his sculptures, to his drawings, collages, gravitations, graphic works, and a selection of his books. Co-curated by William Jeffett, chief curator of exhibitions for The Dalí Museum, and Ignacio Chillida, the artist’s son, the works in Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida come exclusively from the Museo Chillida-Leku in Hernani (San Sebastián, Spain); the exhibition travels to Dallas from the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. A complimentary exhibition, Chillida in Dallas: De Musica at the Meyerson, is curated by Meadows/Mellon/Prado Curatorial Fellow Amanda W. Dotseth and will focus on the landmark commission by Chillida at Dallas’s Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The two exhibitions will open on February 4, 2018, and run through June 3.

 

Eduardo Chillida, Year 1963. Photo: Budd, N.Y. © Zabalaga-Leku. ARS, New York / VEGAP, Madrid, 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Eduardo Chillida and Hauser & Wirth

 

 

Dalí: Poetics of the Small

The Meadows Museum, SMU, will present the first in-depth exploration of the small-scale paintings of Salvador Dalí (1904–1989). While many of Dalí’s canvases are known around the world and are among the defining works of the Surrealist movement, the small size of many of these works is frequently overlooked. Nearly half of the artist’s paintings during the early part of his Surrealist period (1929–1936) were actually small format works: some measuring just over a foot, and others as small as 3 x 2 in. Organized by the Meadows as part of its mission to present Spanish art in America, Dalí: Poetics of the Small will be on view at the Meadows Museum—the only venue for this exhibition—from September 9–December 9, 2018.
Read more at the Meadows website.

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), The Fish Man (L’homme poisson), 1930. Oil on canvas, 10 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2 in. (26.7 x 19.1 cm). Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum Purchase with funds from The Meadows Foundation; Hollyand Doug Deason; Mrs. Eugene McDermott; Linda P. and William A. Custard; and Gwen and Richard Irwin, MM.2014.11. Photo by Brad Flowers. © 2018 Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society

Lectures, Symposia, and Events

Thursday, March 1, 5:30 PM
purple square MUSIC AT THE MEADOWS
Oldovini Organ Recital
Larry Palmer, professor emeritus of harpsichord and organ, SMU
Enjoy these special opportunities to experience centuries-old music on an eighteenth-century organ surrounded by masterworks in the Meadows Museum’s permanent collection.
Free
Virginia Meadows Galleries

 

Friday, March 2, 12:15 PM
green square GALLERY TALK
Women of the Art World and Works of Baroque Seville
Alicia Zuese, associate professor of Spanish, Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences
Free with regular Museum admission
Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries

 

Thursday, March 8, 6:00 p.m.
purple square SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE LECTURE
The Medieval World in a Spanish Context
Julian Raby, Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art
Description to come
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

Friday, March 9, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
purple square SYMPOSIUM
The Medieval World in a Spanish Context
Ana Cabrera, Th­e Victoria & Albert Museum/Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Madrid
Jordi Camps, chief curator of Romanesque art, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Heather Ecker, principal, Viridian Projects
Charles T. Little, curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Therese Martín, tenured scholar, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid
Christine Sciacca, ­ associate curator of European art, 300–1400 CE, The Walters Art Museum
Shannon Wearing, affiliate, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Organized by Amanda W. Dotseth, the Meadows/Mellon/Prado curatorial fellow, this symposium brings together international scholars on the art of the Middle Ages to explore the breadth of objects found within the context of Spanish collections, both medieval and modern. From Islamic textiles and metalwork to North African ivory, manuscripts of varied manufacture, and Scandinavian red deer antler, the materials and production methods found in Spanish contexts reflect the diversity of the medieval world.
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

Thursday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.
red square LECTURE
From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum
Steven A. Nash, former director, Palm Springs Art Museum; founding director, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Laura Wilson, photographer, Dallas
Join us for a special double lecture as we launch the publication of From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum. ­This beautifully designed permanent collection catalogue features new research by Nash about the objects in the Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture collection, along with artistic photographs of the sculptures by Wilson. ­The stunning images Wilson captured for this exceptional book set it apart from a typical catalogue, making it a work of art in its own right. Each will share their experiences working on the project. ­This program will be followed by a reception and book signing with the author and photographer; books can be pre-purchased when making reservations.
Free (does not include book); reservations required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

Friday, March 23, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
purple square WORKSHOP
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Meadows Museum again collaborates with The Cedars Union on a community event to teach people how to edit, update, and add articles on Wikipedia, in order to bring meaningful change to the knowledge available about female artists and art world figures, and encourage greater female editorship on Wikipedia. All are welcome, regardless of experience, gender or background. Event is come and go.
FREE; learn more and register
Constantin Foundation Seminar Room

 

Friday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.
red square LECTURE
Lightness and Rightness: Eduardo Chillida and James Johnson Sweeney in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Beatriz Cordero, professor, Saint Louis University, Madrid
This lecture will focus on Eduardo Chillida’s exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1966, the first show of the Spanish artist outside Europe. In this exhibition James Johnson Sweeney, then director of the MFAH, offered an insightful view of Chillida’s sculpture. He underlined the “lightness and rightness” of Chillida’s works, as well as the artist’s roots in Spanish artistic traditions. Sweeney’s consideration of Chillida as a “tastebreaker” and as “the foremost sculptor of his generation” anticipated the later understanding of the qualities of his works.
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

Friday, April 20, 12:15 p.m.
green square GALLERY TALK
Chillida in Dallas Part I: Chillida Downtown
Jed Morse, chief curator, Nasher Sculpture Center
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587
Nasher Sculpture Center and Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center*
* Note: Participants will be walking between the two institutions.

 

Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
purple square Meadows Family Day: Founders’ Day Celebration
Visitors of all ages can explore the sculptures and works on paper of Eduardo Chillida. Activities will include hands-on 2-D and 3-D art projects, and sensory approaches engaging visitors through sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Enjoy special entertainment, activities, refreshments, and more!
FREE

 

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 p.m.
purple square MUSIC AT THE MEADOWS
Oldovini Organ Recital
Larry Palmer, professor emeritus of harpsichord and organ, SMU
Enjoy these special opportunities to experience centuries-old music on an eighteenth-century organ surrounded by masterworks in the Meadows Museum’s permanent collection.
Free
Virginia Meadows Galleries

 

Friday, April 27, 12:15 p.m.
green square GALLERY TALK
Chillida in Dallas Part II: Chillida in Dallas
Scott Winterrowd, director of education
Free with regular Museum admission
Downstairs Galleries

 

Thursday, May 31, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
(All dates: May 31, June 7 & 14)
red square LECTURE SERIES
Light, Camera, Landscape: The Rise of International Impressionism
Nancy Cohen Israel, art historian and owner of Art à la Carte
Technological advances in the nineteenth century made it possible for artists to work en plein air. ­The advent of train travel and tubed pigments beckoned urban artists to villages such as Barbizon and Fontainbleau. Taking full advantage of natural light, these painters started an artistic revolution. Not only did the Paris School become a magnet attracting artists from across Europe and the United States, but it ultimately sent them back to their home countries, bringing this radical new style with them. ­This series will trace the rise of Impressionism in France, the offshoots of painters in Spain and Italy, and the aftershocks that it sent throughout the West.
$40 for the 3-part series; free for Museum members, and SMU faculty, staff, and students; registration required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium