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

 

FACT SHEET: MEADOWS MUSEUM AT SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

The Collection

The Meadows Museum of Southern Methodist University houses the most comprehensive and one of the largest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The permanent collection consists of masterworks by Spanish artists dating from the 10th to the 20th century. The 670 objects include paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by artists such as Velázquez, Ribera, El Greco, Murillo, Goya, Picasso, and Miró.

Major Holdings

  • Anonymous, Catalan Liturgical Cabinet, ca. 1380, tempera and gilded wood

  • Fernando Yañez de la Almedina (active 1505 - 1531), Saint Sebastian, ca. 1506, oil on wood panel

  • Five paintings by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1618 - 1682), including Jacob Laying the Peeled Rods Before the Flocks of Laban, ca. 1665, oil on canvas

  • Jusepe de Ribera (1591 - 1652), Portrait of a Knight of Santiago, ca. 1630 - 38, oil on canvas

  • Three paintings by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599 - 1660), including Sibyl with Tabula Rasa, ca. 1644 - 1648, oil on canvas

  • Five paintings by Francisco de Goya (1746 - 1828), including Yard with Madmen, ca. 1794, oil on tin

  • First printings of all four of Goya's major print series

  • Joan Miró (1893-1983), Queen Louise of Prussia, 1929, oil on canvas

  • Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1973), Still Life in a Landscape, 1915, oil on canvas

  • Antoni Tàpies (b. 1923), Grand Noir (Great Black Relief), 1973, mixed media

  • El Greco (1541-1614), Saint Francis Kneeling in Meditation, 1605-1610, oil on canvas

Educational Outreach

The Meadows Museum annually provides docent-led tours to thousands of students of all ages. In addition, the museum offers free lectures, gallery talks, and concerts throughout the year, as well as workshops for teachers and a summer art program.

Location

Meadows School of the Arts
PO Box 750357, Dallas, Texas 75275-0357
5900 Bishop Boulevard, north of Mockingbird Lane
Phone: 214/768-2516, Fax: 214/768-1688

Visit the Meadows Museum online at www.smu.edu/meadows/museum

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.,
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays and holidays.

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