Meadows Museum in Dallas to exhibit fiber/textile artist for very first time
The Meadows Museum at SMU, has three new exhibitions planned for spring and summer 2024 including, for the first time in its nearly 60-year history, works by a fiber/textile artist.
The second exhibition showcases works by Picasso, Calatrava, Giacometti, and numerous Texas artists. A third exhibition spotlights the career of SMU art professor emeritus, Barnaby Fitzgerald.
The schedule is as follows:
- February 18-June 16: Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight: Teresa Lanceta
- February 18-April 21: Meditating on Materiality in the Meadows Collections
- May 5-September 24: Barnaby Fitzgerald: An Eye for Ballast
A major fall exhibition will be announced at a later date.
Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight: Teresa Lanceta. Admission will be $12 adults, $10 seniors 65+, $4 non-SMU students, and free for Meadows Museum members, SMU faculty/staff/students, and youth 18 and under.
Lanceta represents the first time that the Meadows Museum will present works by a fiber/textile artist. Lanceta is recognized for her large-scale and intricately designed tapestries and was recently awarded the Spanish National Prize for Fine Arts. The Meadows Museum exhibition will feature a selection of her weavings, painted and sewn fabric, and pencil drawings. Drawing upon her Ph.D. in art history and travels throughout Spain and Morocco to study diverse weaving traditions, Lanceta engages with the history of fabrics and domestic labor while also questioning the boundary between “art” and “craft.”
Established in 2019, Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight (MAS) is a six-year partnership between the Meadows Museum and Fundación ARCO, the organization behind Spain’s premier contemporary art fair, ARCOmadrid. A key component of the program is the artist’s visit to Dallas. Lanceta will participate in educational and member programming designed to engage SMU students and the broader community during her visit. Lanceta is represented by 1 Mira Madrid Gallery in Madrid.
Meditating on Materiality in the Meadows Collections. Free and open to the public
Meditating on Materiality brings together works from the Meadows Museum’s collection of Spanish art along with works from SMU’s Master of Fine Arts Collection and University Art Collection. Although the Meadows is primarily recognized as a museum of Spanish paintings, Meditating on Materiality seeks to expand the public’s knowledge of the museum’s purview beyond the objects and materials for which it is best known.
The collection will include works by celebrated artists such as Pablo Picasso, Helen Escobedo, Alberto Giacometti, Xavier Corberó, Santiago Calatrava, and Rufino Tamayo; as well as works by graduates of SMU’s Master of Fine Arts program. Alumni and friends of SMU includes representative works by Texas artists such as John Chamberlain, Jim Love, Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Charles Pebworth, and Jill Moser.
Barnaby Fitzgerald: An Eye For Ballast. Free and open to the public
Key paintings by Dallas-based artist Barnaby Fitzgerald (b. 1953) from prominent local collections will honor the artist’s career and celebrate his election to professor of art emeritus at SMU.
Fitzgerald has built a reputation for his otherworldly landscapes and interior scenes, which contemplate themes from literature, mythology, and art history. Fitzgerald is also known for his mastery of the egg tempera technique, a medium he was initially drawn to for its luminosity and its association with late medieval paintings. Fitzgerald was a professor of art at SMU since 1984 and retired in 2023.
The Meadows Museum is located on the SMU campus at 5900 Bishop Blvd., and is home to one of the largest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, from the 10th to the 21st centuries and including paintings, medieval objects, and Renaissance and Baroque sculptures.