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Meadows holiday happenings

Those who are waiting until Tuesday to leave for Thanksgiving can use this weekend as an opportunity to take in a little culture right here on campus.

Meadows Food Drive and Concert benefiting the North Texas Food Bank

Monday marks the last day of the Meadows sponsored food drive supporting the North Texas Food Bank. The School of Arts, along with SMU-in-Legacy, launched the drive on Nov. 8, which involved a virtual food drive and a traditional canned food drive.

The second of two concerts benefiting the drive will also be on Monday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Caruth Auditorium of the Owen Arts Center. The concert will feature Resounding Harmony, a Dallas based philanthropy choir, as well as the Meadows Chorale and Meadows Concert Choir.

Tickets are sold out for the performance. The groups are now offering tickets to their dress rehearsal on Sunday at 7 p.m. in Caruth for $10 plus a can of food. Donations to the food drive can be made through

“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare

“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare opened Wednesday night in the Greer Garson Theatre. The comedy, directed by Michael Connolly, was named after the Twelfth Night holiday during the Christmas season. The play will run beginning at 8 p.m. tonight- Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday in the Greer Garson Theatre.

“Fire” by the Meadows Symphony Orchestra

The Meadows Symphony will present “Fire,” the final piece of the three part series dedicated to the elements, this weekend. The concert will feature the U.S. premiere of “The Intercourse of Fire and Water” (Yi1) for cello and orchestra by Tan Dun, composer of the film score for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” with guest soloist Andrés Díaz. The concert will also feature Haydn’s “Fire” Symphony and Liszt’s “Prometheus.” Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday in Caruth Auditorium.

Meadows Museum

The Museum will close Thursday for Thanksgiving but other hours will remain the same: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Take this opportunity to visit the exhibitions “Manet to Miro: Modern Drawings from the Abello Collection” and “Spain’s War of Independence: 1808-1814” before they both end Dec. 2. “From Manet to Miro” featuring art work from artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, marks the first time the collection has made its way to the U.S. “Spain’s War of Independence” features prints illustrating the devastation of the war through works from Goya’s “The Disasters of War” along with Brambilla and Gálvez’s “Ruins of Zaragoza”

“Marco Breuer: Principles of Extraction” at the Pollock Gallery

While you’re passing through Hughes-Trigg, take a trip to the Pollock Gallery and view the current exhibit “Marco Breuer: Principles of Extraction.” The exhibit features camera-less photographs by the German photographer and recent recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. He creates his works by bringing an object in physical contact with what is usually silver gelatin paper when exposing it to light. The products are intriguing abstract images with a certain rhythm and depth. This exhibition also closes next week (Dec. 6).

The Pollock Gallery is located in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center and is open to the public without charge Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. this week. Though the Gallery is usually open Thursdays and Fridays, it will be closed due to the holiday.

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