Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788

February 5, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- The Meadows Museum will host a “Family Day” on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1-4 p.m. in conjunction with its special exhibition, Goya’s Mastery in Prints: “La Tauromaquia” and “Los Disparates,” which will be on display at the museum through April 1.

The event will include face painting, storytelling, “Sketching in the Galleries” and docent-guided tours of the exhibition. The Daniel de Cordoba dance company will present “Goyescas,” with dances and costumes representing the time of Goya (late 18th - early 19th century). At 2 p.m., students from the Division of Music will present a Spanish-themed “Music in the Meadows” concert. A take-home art activity will allow visitors of all ages to create their own bull horns, and print making techniques will be demonstrated by an area artist. Light refreshments will be served.

Goya’s Mastery in Prints is an exhibition of first editions of two of Francisco de Goya’s (1746-1828) most important print series. “La Tauromaquia” illustrates the art of bullfighting in Spain. “Los Disparates” is a much more personal series of dreamlike images. Both series were completed in the last years of Goya’s life and reflect the mastery he achieved in etching as well as the artistic evolution of his printing capabilities.

Admission to Family Day and the Goya exhibition is free. The Meadows Museum is located at 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Parking is available in the museum’s underground garage. Museum hours are 10-5 Mon., Tues., Fri. and Sat.; 10-8 Thurs.; and 1-5 Sun. The museum is closed Wednesdays and holidays. For more information, please call the museum at 214-768-2516.