22 March 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
Happenings on the Hill Spanish sculptor Dallas’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to one of Spain’s most celebrated modern sculptors is now on display at the Meadows Museum at SMU. The Eduardo Chillida exhibition, which shows through June 3, includes 66 of the artist ’s works, f rom his sculptures to his drawings, collages, graphic works, and a selection of his books. The display focuses on the mature part of Chillida’s career, when he produced works such as Peine del Viento XV (Wind Comb) in 1976 and
Embrace III, 1991. Iron. COURTESY SMU Elogio del Horizonte (Eulogy to the Horizon) in 1990, while also presenting important, rarely displayed works.
Wilderness Women A new exhibit hosted by SMU’s DeGolyer Library features narratives and memorabilia of women who faced massacres, famine, and blizzards in the American wilderness. “OK, I’ll Do It Myself ” opened in January and runs through March 28. The exhibit also features 144 books, photographs, and manuscripts by 101 women, dating from 1682 to 2015.
Medal of Freedom Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has received the Tower Center Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. The honor, presented every two years, recognizes “extraordinary contributions for the advancement of democratic ideals and to the security, prosperity and welfare of humanity.” “In the aftermath of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil, Michael Bloomberg led New York City out of mourning and back into its place as one of the most im-
portant cities in the world, SMU Trustee Jeanne Tower Cox said. “He took the city’s public education system and poverty issues head on during his two terms as mayor.”
Remembering MLK with Unity Walk, service projects
SMU students and faculty take a Unity Walk. More than 350 students fanned out across North Texas late January to provide community service to 10 agencies in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Projects included organizing food pantries and clothes closets, preparing
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community gardens, and assisting at animal shelters. SMU president R. Gerald Turner led students, faculty, and staff on the annual Unity Walk under the oaks on the University’s Bishop Boulevard. - Compiled by staff
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