George W. Bush Presidential Center
SMU is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which consists of the presidential archives, containing documents and artifacts of the Bush Administration; a museum with permanent and traveling exhibits; and an independent public policy institute. Groundbreaking took place Nov. 16, 2010. Although the physical home of the Presidential Center will open in 2013, its work is well under way.
From football to golf to rowing, SMU boasts an active athletic department with award-winning teams. SMU’s athletics teams participate in the NCAA’s Division I, and with June Jones arrival on the hilltop as head football coach, the Mustangs have now gone to back-to-back bowl games. SMU is a member of Conference USA and the football team plays at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the SMU campus. (4 miles; 12-minute drive)
The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. With works dating from the 10th to the 21st century, the internationally renowned collection presents a broad spectrum of art covering a thousand years of Spanish heritage. (4 miles; 12-minute drive)
SMU Tate Lecture Series
Widely regarded as one of the country’s finest platforms for distinguished and engaging discussions, the Tate Lecture Series provides unique opportunities for interaction, discourse and community debate with both leading voices as well as leading minds in their fields. The lectures are held at McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU campus. (4 miles; 12-minute drive)