The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters

The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters

This exhibition presents works by Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Francisco Goya, El Greco, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Jusepe de Ribera among others.

Empresario Juan Abelló and his wife, Anna Gamazo, have spent thirty years building one of the top private collections in Spain, a gathering of the finest and rarest of masterpieces by Spanish artists and international modern masters spanning five centuries.

This exhibition presents approximately 70 highlights from their painting collection, including works by Francis Bacon, Georges Braque, Canaletto, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Francisco Goya, El Greco, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Jusepe de Ribera. This marks the first time that this wholly private collection is the sole focus of an exhibition, and the Meadows Museum is its sole American venue.

In 2015, the Meadows Museum celebrates its 50-year anniversary. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters will be guest curated by Almudena Ros de Barbero, curator of the Juan Abelló Collection and former curator at the Wildenstein Institute in Paris. The exhibition will be accompanied by an English-language catalogue.

Related program:

Modern Masters from the Abelló Collection

  • On Thursday, April 23 at 6 pm. Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium.
  • Guillermo Solana, Artistic Director, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.
  • Free; priority seating for members until 5:40 pm.

Held in conjunction with The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters, Dr. Solana will speak on the holdings of the Abellós, who are among Spain’s most distinguished and important private collectors of art. As a distinguished scholar of 19th-century and modern art, Dr. Solana will focus on works by Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Amedeo Modigliani, and many more from this period.

  • Visual arts
  • Dallas
  • Sat, April 18 —
    Sun, August 02, 2015

Venue

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Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
214-768-2516

Admission

Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over, $4 for students.

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Credits

Organized by the Meadows Museum. It is part of the Museum’s Golden Anniversary, which is sponsored by The Meadows Foundation, The Moody Foundation, the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District and the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. With the support of the Embassy of Spain and the Spain-USA Foundation, as part of the SPAIN arts & culture program. Photo: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973, Nu assis (Seated Nude), c. 1922-23. Oil and charcoal on canvas. P66 – 6/1987, Archive Abelló Collection (Joaquín Cortés).

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