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Art and music for Family Weekend

While Family Weekend activities can keep a full schedule for visiting parents, make sure that some time is penciled in to see the artistic side of SMU. Two events this weekend, “From Manet to Miro: Modern Drawings from the Abello Collection” at the Meadows Museum and the Meadows Symphony Orchestra’s concert “Earth” make the perfect balance to a weekend full of football, luncheons and mingling.

“From Manet to Miro” at the Meadows Museum provides a rare opportunity to see the private collection of Juan Abello and his wife, Anna Gamazo, of Madrid, who were recently named among the world’s 200 top art collectors. The exhibition, featuring art work from artists of the 19th and 20th century, marks the first time the collection has made its way to the U.S.

Artists from the Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Pop and Contemporary art movements are all represented in the exhibition. The 64 master drawings featured are complemented by Master Drawings from the Meadows Collection, a display of 22 drawings by Spanish artists such as Mariano Fortuny, Joaquin Sorolla and Joan Miro. Other artists whose drawings are included in the exhibition are Manet, Degas, Cassatt, Pissarro, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Klimt, Schiele, Matisse and Van Dongen.

The exhibition, which opened last week, ends in early December. Visit www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org for museum hours.

The Meadows Symphony Orchestra will open its season with the first of a three part series dedicated to the elements. “Earth” will include Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” which brought him the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Music. The next piece of the night will evoke peace and beauty with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral. The concert, directed by acclaimed maestro Dr. Paul Phillips, will end with Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s Popol vuh: The Creation of the Mayan World. The MSO will perform “Earth” at the Caruth Auditorium on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

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