Reporters may contact: Craig Boleman
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785



  • The new Meadows Museum will be a two-story collegiate Georgian red brick building of approximately 66,000 square feet. (The current museum has 11,000 square feet.)

  • The new museum is designed by Chicago-based architects Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge.

  • The main façade of the new Meadows Museum will face Bishop Boulevard. It will be centered by five two-story arches opening onto a loggia that will serve as the entrance.

  • The first floor will include an education area with orientation room, studio, seminar room, distance-learning studio, and auditorium.

  • Additional first-floor spaces will house a centrally placed grand staircase, a large special events space, a museum shop, a founder's room, and a dining facility.

  • The second floor will be devoted to art. The north half of this level will be dedicated to the Meadows Collection. In the south half, there will be a 4,000-square-foot area display for special exhibitions.

  • Additional second-floor plans include a suite for works on paper, comprising three exhibition galleries, a study room and specialized storage areas.

  • Underground parking will provide all-weather access for museum visitors.


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