For the first time in the United States, researchers have undertaken an extensive study of a 15th-century Spanish cathedral altarpiece, and in the process, have unlocked 500 years of secrets involving art, literature, history and religion. Their findings, along with the entire group of paintings that comprise the altarpiece, are the subject of “Fernando Gallego and His Workshop: The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo, Paintings from the Collection of the University of Arizona Museum of Art” at the Meadows Museum through July 27, 2008. See a video on the exhibit produced by SMU News.
The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, presented SMU’s 14th annual Robert O. Cooper Peace and Justice Fellowship Lecture on April 20, outlining the history and future of the civil rights movement and its importance to America. See the event in streaming video.