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5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX

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Picasso/Rivera: Still Life & the Precedence of Form

Museum

A focused exhibition, Picasso/Rivera: Still Life and the Precedence of Form explores the story of spirited rivalry between Picasso and Rivera through the lens of selected works, notably Picasso’s Still Life in a Landscape (1915) from the Meadows Museum’s collection, and Rivera’s Still Life with Gray Bowl (Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, Austin), painted in the same year. Together with a key work by each artist generously loaned from the Columbus Museum of Art, this group of paintings outlines the visual dialogue taking place in 1915 between these two giants of modern art.

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• Tue 10/17/17 - Wed 10/18/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/19/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 10/20/17 - Sat 10/21/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/22/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 10/24/17 - Wed 10/25/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/26/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 10/27/17 - Sat 10/28/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/29/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 10/31/17 - Wed 11/1/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/2/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 11/3/17 - Sat 11/4/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/5/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Tue 10/17/17 - Wed 10/18/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/19/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Poetry in Paint: The World and Work of Francisco de Zurbarán

Art Talk

This six-part lecture series will center on the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), the subject of the exhibition Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle. Zurbarán never left the Iberian Peninsula, but many of his artworks did, which encourages us to think about Zurbarán in the context of the broader Spanish colonial world, which in the seventeenth century included present-day Mexico, much of South America, the Philippines, and large parts of Italy and the Low Countries. Zurbarán participated in a vigorous cross-cultural exchange between these disparate territories, much like his contemporaries Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Jusepe de Ribera, and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. This last figure – Murillo – will also be a significant presence in the lectures, as the other leading artist in southern Spain and as the Meadows will be celebrating the quatercentenary of his birth with an installation that will open December 6, 2017.

Information:

• Fri 10/20/17 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Fri 10/20/17 - Sat 10/21/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/22/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drawing from the Masters

Drawings/Works on Paper,Class/Workshop

Improve your drawing skills and explore a variety of techniques. Enjoy informal drawing instruction with a guest artist, Ian O'Brien, as he leads you through the Meadows Museum's permanent collection. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.

Information:

• Sun 10/22/17 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Tue 10/24/17 - Wed 10/25/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/26/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Zurbarán’s Series for the New World

Art Talk

By 1640, the great commissions of the art market in Seville were drying up while the colonial American market was beginning to thrive. By mid-century, the Andalusian capital suffered a deep economic depression, impacted by the outbreak of the plague in 1649, greatly reducing the city’s population. At this time, the workshop of Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) began to produce numerous canvases for the colonial market. This lecture will examine Jacob and His Twelve Sons in the context of other series produced by Zurbarán and his workshop. These included sacred themes such as the Founders of Orders, the Twelve Apostles, the Virgin Saints, and the Sons of Jacob, along with secular themes such as the Seven Infants of Lara or the Roman Caesars that were made to adorn the religious and civic buildings of the New World.

Information:

• Thu 10/26/17 at - 6:00 PM

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Fri 10/27/17 - Sat 10/28/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/29/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 10/31/17 - Wed 11/1/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/2/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Poetry in Paint: The World and Work of Francisco de Zurbarán

Art Talk

This six-part lecture series will center on the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), the subject of the exhibition Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle. Zurbarán never left the Iberian Peninsula, but many of his artworks did, which encourages us to think about Zurbarán in the context of the broader Spanish colonial world, which in the seventeenth century included present-day Mexico, much of South America, the Philippines, and large parts of Italy and the Low Countries. Zurbarán participated in a vigorous cross-cultural exchange between these disparate territories, much like his contemporaries Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Jusepe de Ribera, and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. This last figure – Murillo – will also be a significant presence in the lectures, as the other leading artist in southern Spain and as the Meadows will be celebrating the quatercentenary of his birth with an installation that will open December 6, 2017.

Information:

• Fri 11/3/17 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Fri 11/3/17 - Sat 11/4/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/5/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drawing from the Masters

Drawings/Works on Paper,Class/Workshop

Improve your drawing skills and explore a variety of techniques. Enjoy informal drawing instruction with a guest artist, Ian O'Brien, as he leads you through the Meadows Museum's permanent collection. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.

Information:

• Sun 11/5/17 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Tue 11/7/17 - Wed 11/8/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/9/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 11/10/17 - Sat 11/11/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/12/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jacob and His Twelve Sons: The Intersection of Art and World Religions

Museum

Join SMU local scholars and faculty experts for a daylong symposium examining a monumental series of religious paintings by the seventeenth-century Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán. The morning program will engage in a conversation exploring the religious context and significance of Zurbarán’s works from the vantage points of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, while the afternoon sessions will focus on broad historical, art historical, and musical contexts.  The program will culminate in the evening with a keynote lecture and conversation on the timeless theme of faith in the arts led by the celebrated theologian and author N.T. Wright.

Information:

• Tue 11/14/17 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Tue 11/14/17 - Wed 11/15/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/16/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 11/17/17 - Sat 11/18/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/19/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drawing from the Masters

Drawings/Works on Paper,Class/Workshop

Improve your drawing skills and explore a variety of techniques. Enjoy informal drawing instruction with a guest artist, Ian O'Brien, as he leads you through the Meadows Museum's permanent collection. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.

Information:

• Sun 11/19/17 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Tue 11/21/17 - Wed 11/22/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/23/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 11/24/17 - Sat 11/25/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/26/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 11/28/17 - Wed 11/29/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/30/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Looking Below the Surface: Working Methods of Zurbarán, Velázquez, and Murillo

Art Talk

The use of X-ray, infrared reflectography, and pigment and ground analysis in conservation allows an examination beneath the skin of paint and often reveals the working processes of the artist. Claire Barry, director of conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, will present her analysis of Francisco de Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons and discuss the artist’s studio practice and the changes that have occurred to the paintings over time. In addition to her presentation, Barry has invited esteemed colleagues in the conservation field to participate in discussing the working methods of the Sevillian masters including Velázquez and Murillo.

Information:

• Fri 12/1/17 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Fri 12/1/17 - Sat 12/2/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/3/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 12/5/17 - Wed 12/6/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/7/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Artistic Appropriations: Zurbarán’s Use of Prints and Studio Practice

Art Talk

Gallery talk by Amanda W. Dotseth, Meadows/Mellon/Prado curatorial fellow, Meadows Museum

Information:

• Fri 12/8/17 at - 12:15 PM

Zurbarán: Jacob & His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Museum

The biblical text of Genesis 49, in which Jacob, patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each, inspired Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) to create one of his most important and monumental series, a total of thirteen canvases, with all but one in the collection of a single owner. Housed at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK) since 1756, this exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they’ve left Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire the most significant public collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain.

Information:

• Fri 12/8/17 - Sat 12/9/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/10/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 12/12/17 - Wed 12/13/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/14/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 12/15/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/17/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 12/19/17 - Wed 12/20/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/21/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 12/22/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/24/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 12/26/17 - Wed 12/27/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/28/17 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 12/29/17 - Sat 12/30/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/31/17 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 1/2/18 - Wed 1/3/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 1/4/18 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
• Fri 1/5/18 - Sat 1/6/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 1/7/18 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drawing from the Masters

Drawings/Works on Paper,Class/Workshop

Improve your drawing skills and explore a variety of techniques. Enjoy informal drawing instruction with a guest artist, Ian O'Brien, as he leads you through the Meadows Museum's permanent collection. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.

Information:

• Sun 1/7/18 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
• Sun 1/21/18 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM