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“World-class art and worth the visit!”
Review of Meadows Museum

Meadows Museum
Ranked #39 of 251 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Meadows Museum's permanent collection of Spanish art is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world, containing works from the 10th through the 21st centuries by such masters as Dalí, Velázquez, Goya, Miró and Picasso. Its holdings also include a significant collection of 20th-century sculpture, much of it on display in its outdoor plaza.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Currently exhibiting a breathtaking exhibition of works by Joaquin Sorolla. Once again the Meadows has a beautifully curated show that will appeal to viewers of all ages and tastes. Gems from the world-class permanent collection are also on view, so don't miss it! Details can be found on the website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org
Parking is plentiful and free to museum guests in the garage located under the museum!

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

this is the largest collection of Spanish art (Picasso, Goya, Miro, Velazquez, El Greco, Murillo, Ribera, and many more as well as contempirary living artists)outside of the Prado in Madrid. They have the very best for each artist (sculpturs, paintings, sketches, books....)
Besides the permanent collection they show the best exhibitions in America of all kinds of art. It is a MUST see if going to Dallas. www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org lists coming exhibitions.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Meadows Museum is a small art museum on the campus of SMU. There is free parking underneath the museum, just ask for a token at the desk. The best art is actually outside the museum in the sculpture gardens. Santiago Calatrava’s “Wave” is simple but hypnotic. Other sculptures outside the museum include Lipchitz, Moore, Oldenburg and Noguchi. Inside the museum they have several galleries with a variety of art, mostly Spanish in origin. Photography is allowed in some areas. Overall, I found the museum a little small and boring for my tastes and at $10 was expensive. I was able to see most of it in 30 minutes.
If you don’t want to drive there is a free bus (743) that connects the museum to the Mockingbird DART station and the Bush Library and museum, and it is much nicer than your typical city bus. The museum is not really child friendly, though kids might enjoy seeing the outdoor sculptures. I went on a holiday weekend Saturday and pretty much had the museum to myself.

Thank jjctraveler
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Went to the Meadows for the Spanish artisits exhibit. But what I really loved were the lithographs downstairs that are part of the permanent collection (I think) and the sculptures outside! The Miro painting - Circus - was great - and there were some landscapes I adored!! But the lithographs were beautiful! Exquisite pieces, in my opinion! I thought it was really too much to pay for a museum with not that much to see. So go on Thurs night if you really do want to go!

Thank kaelap
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

This exhibit is part of the collaboration between the Meadows and the Museo Nacional del Prado of Madrid. The paintings are absolutely beautiful. One gallery room is dedicated to his paintings done in Venice. I just wanted to stay there and pretend that I was in Venice too. There are numerous sketchbooks of his on display. Several of the sketches would suffice for paintings on their own. Depending on your love of Rico's work you should able to see all the exhibit within 1 hour and a half at the max. Also you must visit the gift shop as they have a wonderful catalog of the exhibit and it is is only 45.00 which is somewhat inexpensive compared to others offered at numerous museums. Also high marks to the Meadows for getting it right...you can actually sit down in each gallery and enjoy the art, rest your feet and back and drink it in. Go if you can before it leavesthe area July 7, 2013.

1  Thank Frieda C
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