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


In May 2000, for the first time in its 34-year history, the Meadows Museum shipped key pieces from its premier permanent collection of Spanish art back to Spain. The 27 notable works traveled from Dallas across the Atlantic to their homeland for special exhibits in two of Spain's most renowned museums; Madrid's Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza from May 10 to August 27, 2000 and Barcelona's National Museum of Catalan Art from September 5 to November 5, 2000. Both exhibits were made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship from Fundación Caja Madrid. While in Spain, the Spanish press praised the collection.

"Es el conjunto más importante de arte español de Estados Unidos."
This is the most important collection of Spanish art in the United States.

"El museo norteamericano es único en su género, con 600 obras españolas."
The North American museum is one of a kind with 600 Spanish works.

ABC Cataluña, 6-9 September, 2000

"…en el Prado una pasión que le llevó a formar una de las colleciones de arte español más selectas de Estados Unidos."
…at the Prado, [Algur Meadows] found a passion which brought him to form one of the best collections of Spanish art in the US.

La Vanguardia, 6 September, 2000

"es una lección de maestría pictória extraordinaria"
[The Meadows Collection] is a lesson of extraordinarily masterful painting

el Periódico, 6 September, 2000

"De fet, la história de la Colleció Meadows és la história d'un enamorament de l'art espanyol per part d'Algur Hurtle Meadows."
The tale of the Meadows Collection is a story about the love of Spanish art by Algur Hurtle Meadows.

Avui, 6 September, 2000


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