Favorite Museums of DFW Part 2 of 5 – Meadows Museum
When I decided to do this museum series, I wanted to include at least one museum that many people had not heard of before. I can honestly say that before I began compiling my list, this was not on it. Although, after paying a visit to the SMU campus to see the art in this museum, I find it not only fit my criteria, but it is truly an amazing facility.
For those that are not familiar with what or where the Meadows, it is a museum, located at SMU’s campus in Dallas, “housing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain” (Meadows Museum). At the front of the building, you are welcomed by several very unique sculptures. Located in the Sculpture Garden in front of the entrance, they include an incredible piece entitled, Sho, which represents a female head. It is quite impressive, and from some of the pictures I’ve seen, even more so at night.
After you purchase your ticket, begin upstairs in the Upper Galleries. I decided to start in the Permanent Collection, which includes paintings from painters such as Goya and Picasso. Currently, there is a Picasso exhibition from his Dream and Lie of Franco series. The other side of the gallery delves into the Biblical and Historical aspects of Spanish art. It is mostly designed around the work of Jusepe de Ribera. It is quite remarkable.
Although this museum is smaller than some of the others in this series, it is very powerful in the sense that it offers an extraordinary collection of paintings and sculptures. There is much depth inside, as well as in the sculpture garden, and I think that you will find the same if you visit.
Here is the address for the Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
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