Friday, March 14, 2014

Best Kept Secret in Dallas: Sorolla and America

We went to the Meadows Museum at SMU yesterday to see the Sorolla and America exhibit. Sorolla has long been one of my favorite artists. The opportunity to see 150 of his paintings up close was too good to be true, especially in this venue which rarely seems to have anyone in it. (The Meadows Museum - best kept secret in Dallas).

And Thursday nights are free! Better and better.

I swiped the above photo display from lines and colors which had a notice about this show some time ago. It includes some of my favorites from the display. I especially loved the portrait of Louis Tiffany in his garden. Color was so important to Tiffany's own art that it must have been irresistible to include all those blossoms around him.

The show will be in Dallas for another month and then is moving on to San Diego and Madrid.
The Meadows Museum in Dallas, in cooperation with the San Diego Museum of Art and Fundación MAPFRE, has assembled over 100 works by the Spanish master Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida for an exhibition titled “Sorolla and America“. 
The exhibition will be on display at the Meadows Museum until April 19, 2014; it then moves to the The San Diego Museum of Art (May 30-August 26, 2014) and Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid (September 23, 2014-January 11, 2015).

1 comment:

  1. I love Spanish painting but wasn't familiar with Sorolla for some reason. Thanks for this!