Photo courtesy of SMU's Meadows Museum

Meadows Museum will present a comprehensive selection of Spanish abstract painting and sculpture by globally recognized artists including Eduardo Chillida, Antonio Saura, and Antoni Tàpies, alongside 29 of their Spanish contemporaries active in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Luis Feito, Sarah Grilo, and José Guerrero.

The exhibition, traveling from the collection of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español while its building undergoes renovation, will make its only stop in the United States in Dallas. Curated by the Meadows’s Mellon Curatorial Fellow Clarisse Fava-Piz, the exhibition will feature more than 40 works of art by over 30 artists in an unprecedented stateside showing of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español’s collection.

For many works, this exhibition represents their first time leaving their home in Cuenca, Spain, and their debut in the United States. The collection showcases the great diversity of Spanish abstraction, from Informalism to geometric abstract art, the history of which will be explored in the accompanying catalogue.

Other topics covered will be the creation of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca under the Francoist dictature; the background of its eccentric founder, artist and collector Fernando Zóbel; the development of Spanish abstract art in both Fascist Spain and in the international context of the Cold War; and the strategic exhibition of Spanish abstraction in the United States, 1950–1975.

The exhibition will remain on display through June 18.

Meadows Museum will present a comprehensive selection of Spanish abstract painting and sculpture by globally recognized artists including Eduardo Chillida, Antonio Saura, and Antoni Tàpies, alongside 29 of their Spanish contemporaries active in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Luis Feito, Sarah Grilo, and José Guerrero.

The exhibition, traveling from the collection of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español while its building undergoes renovation, will make its only stop in the United States in Dallas. Curated by the Meadows’s Mellon Curatorial Fellow Clarisse Fava-Piz, the exhibition will feature more than 40 works of art by over 30 artists in an unprecedented stateside showing of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español’s collection.

For many works, this exhibition represents their first time leaving their home in Cuenca, Spain, and their debut in the United States. The collection showcases the great diversity of Spanish abstraction, from Informalism to geometric abstract art, the history of which will be explored in the accompanying catalogue.

Other topics covered will be the creation of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca under the Francoist dictature; the background of its eccentric founder, artist and collector Fernando Zóbel; the development of Spanish abstract art in both Fascist Spain and in the international context of the Cold War; and the strategic exhibition of Spanish abstraction in the United States, 1950–1975.

The exhibition will remain on display through June 18.

Meadows Museum will present a comprehensive selection of Spanish abstract painting and sculpture by globally recognized artists including Eduardo Chillida, Antonio Saura, and Antoni Tàpies, alongside 29 of their Spanish contemporaries active in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Luis Feito, Sarah Grilo, and José Guerrero.

The exhibition, traveling from the collection of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español while its building undergoes renovation, will make its only stop in the United States in Dallas. Curated by the Meadows’s Mellon Curatorial Fellow Clarisse Fava-Piz, the exhibition will feature more than 40 works of art by over 30 artists in an unprecedented stateside showing of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español’s collection.

For many works, this exhibition represents their first time leaving their home in Cuenca, Spain, and their debut in the United States. The collection showcases the great diversity of Spanish abstraction, from Informalism to geometric abstract art, the history of which will be explored in the accompanying catalogue.

Other topics covered will be the creation of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca under the Francoist dictature; the background of its eccentric founder, artist and collector Fernando Zóbel; the development of Spanish abstract art in both Fascist Spain and in the international context of the Cold War; and the strategic exhibition of Spanish abstraction in the United States, 1950–1975.

The exhibition will remain on display through June 18.

WHEN

WHERE

Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205
https://meadowsmuseumdallas.org/

TICKET INFO

$4-$12; Free for members & kids ages 12 and under.
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