The Meadows Museum at SMU recently acquired three noteworthy works to solidify its position as a leader in the study and presentation of Spanish art. A boon like that deserves a party, so museum supporters recently gathered to do just that.
The acquisitions include pieces from Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, Miquel Barceló and Juan Muñoz.
“We are thrilled that these three outstanding works of art are becoming part of the Meadows collection,” said Mark A. Roglán, director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts. “Each created by an influential Spanish artist, these acquisitions will serve as perfect counterparts to our growing collection of works by such older masters as Goya and Velázquez.”
The Meadows is preparing for its 50th anniversary in 2015, so the museum is actively bringing in pieces to unify its current collection. As a result of these and many other acquisitions, the Meadows collection has nearly doubled in size in the last 35 years.
“We are excited to offer our audiences an increasingly cohesive representation of Spanish art from the Medieval period to today, and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of Mrs. Mildred M. Oppenheimer, Kaleta Ann Doolin, and Richard and Nona Barrett that gives us such a wonderful way to head into our anniversary year,” Roglán added.
Arts patrons spotted on the scene: Richard Sanger, Carrie Hunnicutt, Scott Winter, Lisa Block, Brad Cheves, Alan Govenar and Kaletta Doolin.
The Meadows Museum is the leading institution in the United States focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. The collection includes Medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters