Meadows Museum Presents Suspended Sculptures of Operatic Costumes by Artist E.V. Day

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and the Meadows Museum presentSuspended Sculptures of Operatic Costumes by Artist E.V. Day, on view through September 30, 2012.

Merry Widow and Hats SMU Owen Arts Center Meadows Museum.

The works – Carmen, Merry Widow and Hats – are from Divas Ascending, a series of 14 suspended sculptures made with retired costumes from the New York City Opera’s archives, a collection comprised of wardrobes from prominent international opera houses. Dresses from Carmen and The Merry Widow originate from the New York Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera, respectively; Hats is made up of pieces from numerous houses. Divas Ascending is presented by the Salomon Contemporary gallery in New York.

Carmen is on view in the lobby of the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus; Merry Widow and Hats are suspended in the Bob Hope Theatre lobby of the Meadows School’s Owen Arts Center at 6101 Bishop Blvd.

Meadows Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.; and 1-5 p.m. Sun. The Owen Arts Center is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. There is no charge to view the costume sculptures. For more information, call the Museum at 214-768-2516 or visit, or contact the Owen Arts Center at 214-768-2713.

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