At the Meadows – Exhibits & Talks

The inauguration of the building in 2001 was a defining moment for the Meadows—join us as we celebrate this milestone and take a look back at the achievements made possible by this vital structure. Upstairs, the permanent collection of Spanish masterpieces that brought a king and queen to Dallas will be newly reinstalled to feature highlights from the 250 exceptional works the Meadows has acquired over the last two decades, while downstairs the exhibition will feature architectural drawings as well as renderings and commemorative installations and materials celebrating the impressive international loan exhibitions, innovations in educational programming, and other significant achievements of the past twenty years.
This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.

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April 1 Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse
April 2 Learning @ Lunch: Out of Many, One
April 9 Virtual Connections
April 10 Live Virtual Tour: Spanish Guitar and Barcelona
April 15 Alonso Cano and the Triumph of Beauty
April 17 Art on the Plaza: Sketching the Sculptures
April 18 Digital Drawing from the Masters
April 24 Movie Night at the Meadows: The Princess Bride
April 25 Digital Drawing from the Masters
April 27 Learning @ Lunch: The Book as Art and Artifact
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LIVE WITH LOCALS Live Virtual Tour: Spanish Guitar and Barcelona
Saturday, April 10, 11:00 am Live with Locals takes you to Spain, virtually. Spend part of your weekend with a local in Spain exploring architecture, monuments, street life, and cuisine. In this month’s program, join Barcelona-based musician Sebastian for a live music experience. Nothing brings the feeling of Spain to your home like the sound of Spanish guitar! Sebastian will play Spanish guitar and tell you all about Barcelona’s fascinating history. Limited to 30 households. $10; free for members, $5 for SMU faculty/staff/students Purchase tickets
Alonso Cano and the Triumph of Beauty
Thursday, April 15, 12:00 pm Benito Navarrete Prieto, professor of art history, Universidad de Alcalá This lecture will discuss Cano as an intellectual artist who defended the liberal character of his art based on classical theories and who aspired to an aesthetic based on the triumph of beauty. $10; free for members and SMU faculty/staff/students Purchase tickets
LEARNING @ LUNCH On the first Friday and fourth Tuesday of each month, learn more about works of art at the Meadows Museum. These live, 30-minute Zoom talks are limited to 25 households and include a Q&A. $5; free to members and SMU faculty/staff/students
Out of Many, One: Santiago Calatrava at the Meadows Museum Friday, April 2, 12:15 pm Nick Hartigan, fine art specialist, U.S. General Services Administration Purchase tickets
The Book as Art & Artifact at Bridwell Library Special Collections
Tuesday, April 27, 12:15 pm R. Arvid Nelsen, curator of rare books & manuscripts and librarian for special collections, Bridwell Library Special Collections, SMU
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