Street Address
Southern Methodist University 5900 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75275
Mailing Address
6101 N. Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75275
phone: 214-768-2516
fax: 214-768-1688
The Meadows Museum is closed on Mondays, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Admission to Exhibitions and Upper Galleries: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and over, $4 for students. Complimentary admission on Thursdays after 5 p.m. Meadows Museum members and children under the age of 12 are admitted free. SMU faculty, staff, and students receive free admission upon presentation of their University photo ID.
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Algur H. Meadows was an art collector and patron of education and the arts. While inSpain on business in the 1950s, Meadows was introduced to Spanish art and quickly became an avid collector. In 1962, Meadows donated his collection of Spanish paintings to Southern Methodist University (SMU) and provided funding for its housing. The museum opened to the public in 1965. Until his death in 1978, Meadows continued to work with the museum in building the finest encyclopedic collection of Spanish art outside of Spain.

In addition to the museum, Meadows donated an important group of monumental sculptures by major twentieth century artists. These are placed in the Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture Garden in front of the Owen Art Center, in which the Meadows Museum is situated.

Artifacts Collections

The small, but fine selection of Spanish art that forms the Meadows Museum collection consists of masterpieces from peninsular Spain from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Some of the collection' s gems include Velázquez's "Sibyl with Tabula Rasa," five works by Murillo, Goya's "Corral de Locos" ( Yard with Madmen ), Picasso's "Still Life in a Landscape" and Miró's "Queen Louise of Prussia". The museum's sculpture garden includes works by modern, internationally recognized artists, such as Rodin, Maillol, Moore, Lipchitz, Noguchi, and Oldenberg.

Educational Programs

Lectures,symposia, gallery talks, museum tours, concerts, films, children's programs, art classes,international travel, regional travel

The Meadows Museum has developed a series of gallery tours. These are available to schools, university students, and adults. Museum docents take extensive training and lead these tours throughout the year. Included with the scheduled school tours are teachers' pre-visit packets with hands-on activities geared to the different levels of primary and secondary school students. These packets cover a variety of topics such as elements of design, themes in art, and Spanish art. The Meadows Museum has developed innovative hands-on activities for students. Study print reproductions and teacher's guides on works from the permanent collection are also available.


A handbook of the permanent collection of Spanish art is available through the Meadows Museum.