'Flattery' by Juan GrisMeadows Museum presents an exhibition spanning the history of modern and contemporary drawing, starting with Goya and ending with Lucien Freud. From Manet to Miró, which runs Sept. 14-Dec. 2, features 65 drawings by some of the most important artists of the last two centuries, including Manet, Degas, Dalí and Miró.

The drawings are from the extensive holdings of one of Spain’s most important private collections, that of Juan Abelló and his wife, Anna Gamazo. The Meadows exhibition will mark the first time the Abelló collection, ranked among the top 200 in the world, has been shown in the United States.

The selection of works highlighted in the exhibition covers the epic period of avant-garde movements from roughly Post-Impressionism to Surrealism. Spanish artists from this period are represented by Juan Gris, Miró, Julio González, Dalí, Óscar Domínguez and others.

The Museum will hold an opening reception for SMU faculty and staff 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

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(Right, Flattery by Juan Gris, 1908, pencil, color pencil and watercolor on paper. Photograph by José Loren, courtesy of The Abelló Collection.)