Meadows Museum presents Calatrava and SMU. A Decade in Motion exhibition

. April 10, 2012

The Meadows Museum home to “Wave” (2002), the first large-scale sculpture by Santiago Calatrava to be permanently installed in the United States, presents Calatrava and SMU. A Decade in Motion, an exhibition on view through April 22, 2012.

The exhibition includes a selection of Calatrava’s preliminary watercolor sketches of “Wave,” a 40-by-90-foot perpetually moving sculpture installed in 2002 on the street-level plaza in front of the Meadows Museum at 5900 Bishop Blvd. A campus landmark, the sculpture’s bronze bars move sequentially above a reflection pool. The exhibition also includes correspondence and mementoes from the sculpture’s installation and dedication.

“Over the past decade, Calatrava and SMU have built a deep relationship,” says Meadows Museum Director Mark A. Roglán. “It is now our great pleasure to extend this relationship with the City of Dallas as we join them in celebrating this new landmark. This exhibition will offer visitors a unique view of the artist behind the bridge and illustrate the many ties that bind him with us.”

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’ vision to create a “Prado on the Prairie.” Today, the Meadows collection of Spanish art—one of the largest and most comprehensive outside of Spain—comprises more than 125 paintings and sculptures and approximately 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.

Visit www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org for more information.

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