The Meadows Museum – SMU visits Washington, DC

  • Visual arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thu, September 28 —
    Tue, November 28, 2023
The Meadows Museum – SMU visits Washington, DC

The Meadows Museum presents an exhibit commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. to showcase the museum’s history and programs.

The Meadows Museum, located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, is the leading US institution dedicated to the study and presentation of the art of Spain. The mission of the museum is to advance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Spanish art and culture through the collection and interpretation of works of aesthetic and historical importance.

In 1962, the Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings to SMU along with funds to establish a museum. The museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling its founder’s vision to create “a tiny Prado” for Texas. Today the museum is home to one of the most comprehensive high-quality collections of Spanish art outside of Spain.

This year, the Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU. honored the Meadows Museum with the 10th Bernardo de Gálvez Award, in recognition of the museum’s commitment to Spanish art and its role as a permanent cultural embassy of Spain in the United States. To mark this occasion, this exhibition surveys the history of the museum’s foundation, the development of its permanent collection, and its contribution to the cultural life of north Texas through its innovative special exhibitions, educational programs, and research initiatives.

Opening on Thursday, September 28 at 6 pm. Free, RSVP required.


Venue map

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009


Free. Open during scheduled events, and by appointment. Book your visit from Monday to Friday (except holidays and special events days), from 10 am to 3 pm, at [email protected].


Presented by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the Meados Museum – SMU. With the support of the Fundación Consejo España-EEUU.



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