TopPosts 2018-05-14T09:16:23+00:00

    “The Arts are for Everybody”: 10 Quotes That Inspired Us from Jane Chu, Former NEA Chair and Recipient of SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award

    The NEA thrived under Jane Chu’s leadership. (All photos by Kim Leeson) Jane Chu earned a Master of Music degree from SMU and has spent her career in arts administration and philanthropy. During her four-year term (2014–18) as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Chu traveled to all 50 states, visiting more than 400 arts organizations in 200 communities. It was a bustling Homecoming weekend at SMU. The Division of Art hosted a conference that brought in experts in the field from around the world. Opera soared from the lobby. That morning, Jane Chu sat with the [...]

    Watch: Two Retrospectives Honoring Recently Retired SMU Art Professors

    Debora Hunter, untitled, 2004[from the series “Homework: Photographs from Taos, New Mexico”] Debora Hunter taught photography at SMU from 1976 until her retirement in 2017. Mart Vernon taught at SMU from 1967 until her retirement in 2018. The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present EMERITA: A retrospective of Debora Hunter and Mary Vernon, an exhibition featuring works by the two recently retired SMU art professors, from September 7 to October 20, 2018. This two-person retrospective honors their collective 90-year contribution to the Meadows School, exhibiting work from the 1970s to the [...]

    August 28, 2018|Art, Video|

    10 Protips for Thriving as an Artist from an SMU Meadows Alumna

    Kristin Yost (at center) spoke with SMU alumni at the MPower: Launching your career after Meadows event in spring, 2017. By Kristin Yost, M.M. Piano Performance and Pedagogy ‘06 As I reflected on my first years out of graduate school with an M.M. in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from SMU, I wanted to leave some of the tidbits of wisdom I wish were given more importance in my academic career. Thriving as an artist is possible if you have the right mindset, expectations and goals. A degree is simply a piece of paper. It’s the experience, the challenges of [...]

    August 7, 2018|Music|
    Load More Posts