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  • Newest Arts Management Research by SMU Meadows Shaping the Cultural Landscape

    The Promenade (La promenade) by Marc Chagall Research projects, public lectures and community initiatives delve into arts philanthropy, constituent engagement and more Two new research projects underway at SMU Meadows School of the Arts involve Meadows faculty members, students and alumni in the M.A./M.B.A. degree program, as well [...]

These 30 Graduation Day Photos Will Make You Smile

Dance major Takia Hopson walks the stage. All photos by Kim Leeson. On a stormy May 19, SMU Meadows moved commencement indoors. Keynote speaker Ian Derrer, general director of the Dallas Opera, reviewed his notes backstage. Students hugged their professors. Willie Baronet, Stan Richards Professor in Creative Advertising, took group selfies. There is nothing like the happiness and joy of graduation day. Photographer Kim Leeson was on hand to capture the scene. Students Lauren Steele and Roderick Woodruff Grads wait backstage before commencement Meadows Scholar Stejara Dinulescu kills time in line before commencement [...]

May 20, 2019|Photos We Love|

Newest Arts Management Research by SMU Meadows Shaping the Cultural Landscape

The Promenade (La promenade) by Marc Chagall Research projects, public lectures and community initiatives delve into arts philanthropy, constituent engagement and more Two new research projects underway at SMU Meadows School of the Arts involve Meadows faculty members, students and alumni in the M.A./M.B.A. degree program, as well as scholars and professionals from other countries. They are collaborating to investigate common topics related to fundraising and audience development that currently affect most cultural institutions. Both projects are part of Meadows’ Division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship (AMAE) program. The first research project, “‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’: Artworks [...]

March 5, 2019|Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship, Home|

“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 [...]

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