The Meadows Museum, a division of SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, with works dating from the tenth to the twentieth century.
It includes masterpieces by some of the world's greatest painters: El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Miró, and Picasso.
Highlights of the collection include Renaissance altarpieces, monumental Baroque canvases, exquisite rococo oil sketches, polychrome wood sculptures, Impressionist landscapes, modernist abstractions, a comprehensive collection of the graphic works of Goya, and a select group of sculptures by major twentieth-century masters - Rodin, Maillol, Giacometti, Moore, Smith, and Oldenburg - as well as works by leading artists of the region - Frank Reaugh, Jerry Bywaters, Otis Dozier, Alexandre Hogue, and William Lester.
Algur H. Meadows developed an interest in art during frequent visits to Spain during the 1950s, when he spent long afternoons at the great Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Mr. Meadows began to collect Spanish art, and his collection has grown to be one of the finest outside of Spain.
Algur Meadows is also the founder of Meadows Museum of Art Shreveport.