As you walk up to the Meadows Museum on the SMU campus, your eye is drawn to a large bronze sculpture suspended above a granite reflecting pool. That sculpture, called Wave, was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who is also responsible for Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. Inside, the Meadows houses the finest collection of Spanish works – dating from the Renaissance to modern times – outside of Spain, thanks to the museum’s namesake, Algur H. Meadows, an avid collector of Spanish art. Among the museum’s important works is Goya’s Yard with Madmen, as well as pieces from Picasso, El Greco, Miró and Gris.
The museum also hosts gallery talks, lectures and other special programs.