The Meadows Museum at SMU is hosting four exhibitions featuring treasures from around the world in 2022-2023.
The season kicks off with a Masterpiece in Residence exhibition focused on The Frick Collection’s portrait King Philip IV of Spain (1644) by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. The loan will be on display with the three paintings by Velázquez from the Meadows Museum’s collection in an exciting, focused exhibition of portraiture. Also opening in September is an exploration of the role of holy women in Spain and its empire, told through etchings, prints, rare books, and more. The exhibition showcases the women as they worked within – and against – the limitations imposed by the Catholic Church and society between 1620 to 1800.
In October, the Meadows will present a side-by-side display of work by Salvador Dalí and Johannes Vermeer, tracing the latter’s influence on the former. The Meadows will host Vermeer’s Woman Reading a Letter (c. 1663), which will travel to Dallas from the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. It will be displayed alongside Dalí’s The Image Disappears (1938).
Finally, in spring 2023, an extraordinary selection of over 40 paintings and sculptures from the celebrated Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca, Spain, will journey to Dallas for its only stop in the U.S., giving American visitors a unique opportunity to view these major works of Spanish abstraction from the 1960s to 1980, many of which are leaving Spain for the first time.
“We look forward to this extraordinary program of international loan exhibitions and the opportunity to view masterpieces by Velázquez, Dalí, Vermeer, as well as Tàpies, Saura, and more within the context of the Meadows Museum’s exceptional collection of Spanish art. During the 2022–2023 exhibition season, visitors are invited to enjoy art of the highest caliber from a range of chronological periods in a new light,” said the museum’s director ad interim and curator, Amanda W. Dotseth. “Each exhibition brings something never seen before to North Texas and to the visitors of the Meadows Museum.”
For more information about the exhibit and to view the full schedule, visit the Meadows Museum’s website.