How would you like to enjoy easy access to art year-round while supporting educational programs for the community? When you become a member of the Meadows Museum, you can. Membership means access to a venue offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity to appreciate Spanish art and history right here in Dallas. Your support also aids in coordinating traveling exhibits and in building a collection of art that’s unique in Texas.
The advantages of membership include: general and exhibit admission for two adults; a free subscription to At the Meadows magazine; seating at lectures and events; and a 10 percent discount in the museum’s shop. You’ll also get a subscription to the Meadows Member Messages e-newsletter, two complimentary tickets to the Meadows Museum Holiday Soiree and exclusive travel program opportunities to visit regional museums, among other benefits.
This year is the museum’s 50th anniversary, so it’s the perfect time to join because there are many exciting events planned in celebration of this milestone.
Currently on exhibit at the museum is The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters. Ranked among the top of private art holdings of Spain, the Abelló Collection comprises works by some of the greatest artists from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. For more than thirty years, business leader Juan Abelló and his wife, Anna Gamazo, have searched the globe to bring together the finest and rarest of masterpieces by Spanish artists such as El Greco, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Juan Gris, as well as works by a variety of international modern masters spanning half a millennium, from Lucas Cranach to Amedeo Modigliani and Francis Bacon.
Another great exhibit currently on view is Human/nature. The Ridiculous and Sublime: Recent Works by John Alexander. Alexander is one of SMU’s own personalities, who was inspired by the Spanish art in the Museum’s collection, in particular the work of Goya. These contemporary works from the past 10 years are filled with an interesting cast of characters and, upon closer inspection, reveal layers of meaning, both dark and humorous.