TEDxSMU takes on the Unexpected: Saturday, Oct. 17 is the 7th annual TEDxSMU conference that challenges assumptions and expectations through compelling stories and performances that communicate “ideas worth spreading.” The all-day event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. Doors open and breakfast is served at 9 a.m., and the after-party at 6 p.m. is a chance to mingle with the speakers.
“Paper Dolls” – Reception with the artists: The Hamon Arts Library Exhibit, Paper Dolls opens Monday, Oct. 19 with a 7 p.m. reception in the Hamon Arts Library Lobby. Paper Dolls displays photographs of collages created through the alteration and excavation of contemporary fashion magazines. This new body of work explores the intersections of new media, fashion advertising, photography, and the body. The exhibition will feature new work by former Adjunct SMU Lecturer Justin Shull and SMU M.F.A. graduate Colleen Shull. The reception is free and open to the public. Exhibition on view through Sunday, December 13, 2015.
Museum “Revolution”:The SMU Russian Club presents the 9th Annual Documentary Showcase featuring a special screening followed by Q&A with Anatoly Golubovskiy, film producer from Moscow. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, Room 306 at 6:30 p.m and is free and open to the public.
A Monumental Tate Lecture: Author, SMU alumnus, and founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, Robert Edsel, will give the 250th Tate Lecture in McFarlin Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an informal question and answer session at 4:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Theater.
“Certainty”: On Wednesday, Oct. 21 Associate Professor of Composition Kevin Hanlon and special guest Kim Corbet present “Certainty: An evening of music featuring improvisation and indeterminacy.” The compositions apply improvisation to varying degrees, in some cases altering the essential form of the work. The performance will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, and is free and open to the public. Read more about Kevin Hanlon, Kim Corbet and their experiences with improvisation here.
One Lunch: Join the SMU Wesley House Thursday, Oct. 15 to Thursday, Dec. 3 for a $1 lunch from 11 a.m – 1 p.m. This week get into the fall feel with homemade chili. Come and get your chili on in the midst of midterms. 3220 Daniel Ave, behind Fondren Science.