October 30, 2012
DALLAS (SMU) — Those stranded in Dallas by Hurricane Sandy can pass the time at SMU’s Meadows Museum with free admission to the museum. Just show identification from one of the states affected by the giant storm.
The current Meadows Museum exhibit, Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits, explores the development and impact of Velázquez’s work as the court portraitist for King Philip IV. The exhibition includes a Philip IV portrait exhibited in public for the first time and a portrait believed to be Velázquez’ first painting of the 16th-century king.
Meadows Museum, the leading United States institution focused on studying and presenting Spanish art, comprises more than 125 paintings and sculptures and 450 works on paper. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st century and includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters. Meadows regularly hosts international touring exhibits.
Location: 5900 Bishop Blvd., SMU, Dallas, Texas 75205
Parking: Meadows Museum parking garage smu.edu/campus-map
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday until 9 p.m.; Monday closed
Information: 214-768-2516, www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org
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