Learn more about the Meadows Museum’s collections and special exhibitions, and connect works of art to your classroom teaching. The Meadows Museum is committed to kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers and developing multidisciplinary curricular materials for teaching with great works of Spanish art in our collections and other cultures through our exhibitions. Workshops offer interactive gallery experiences and opportunities for idea-sharing with other educators. Participants receive background materials and images from the collection along with lesson plans and strategies for incorporating Meadows Museum objects into classroom curriculum.
Teacher workshops are FREE with advance registration. For more information or to sign up for Meadows teacher workshops, e-mail Scott Winterrowd (email@example.com).
Workshops Titles and Dates
Modern Spanish Art
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Spanning the period of 1915 – 1957, this program will feature Spanish artists who paralleled the literary movements of the early twentieth century and straddled the tumultuous events before and after the Spanish Civil War. The workshop will feature modern masters including Picasso, Miró, and Dalí alongside lesser-known Spanish masters working at that time.
Artists Responding to Art
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join visual artist Francisco Moreno in an interactive discussion about artworks in the Meadows Museum and Nasher Sculpture Center. This collaborative workshop will investigate works of art in both collections and allow participants to experiment with ways of responding to these works through their own artistic practice. The workshop begins at the Meadows Museum. Transportation to the Nasher and box lunches will be provided for participants. To register, contact Colleen Borsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-242-5170.
The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ribera was one of the most influential artists in seventeenthcentury Europe. Although Spanish by birth, he made his career in Italy, running a large workshop in Naples and further distributing his work by executing prints after his painted compositions. This workshop will focus on his mastery of drawing and how that translated to finished paintings and prints.
Visit the Meadows Museum website and go to our education pages for self-guided tour materials and curricula connected to works of art in the collection. The Meadows Museum is located at 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas TX 75275-0357. For more information about the Meadows Museum, please call 214 768-2740.
Faces of Spain: A Self-Guide to Portraiture in the Meadows Museum Collection
Created as self-guide materials for use at the Meadows Museum, these materials can also be used to aid in preparation for your visit to the Museum. The materials cover a range of portraits in the permanent collection from the Renaissance to the present, and offer questions to use to engage your students in talking about portraiture.
Please visit the following link to access the Faces of Spain guide (PDF).
The Form of Things: Sculpture from the Meadows Museum
Created as self-guide materials for use in the Meadows Museum and with the Museums newly renovated sculpture plaza, these materials can also be used to aid in preparation for your visit to the Meadows. The materials cover sculpture from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, and offer questions to use to engage your students in discussing and making sculpture.
Please visit the following link to access the The Form of Things guide (PDF).
Medieval to Renaissance: Spanish Art from the Meadows Museum
Materials created based on permanent collection objects in conjunction with the Museum’s 2008 exhibition Fernando Gallego and his Workshop: The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo, these materials focus on old master paintings from the late 15th and early 16th centuries in the Meadows Collection. Included in the curriculum is background information on the period covered, info sheets on specific works of art, and lessons for use in the classroom.
Please visit the following link to access the Medieval to Renaissance guide (PDF).