Meadows Museum Exhibition Opening: Goya’s Visions in Ink: The Centerpiece of the Meadows Drawings Collection
July 1 - November 3Free – $12
This exhibition highlights the Meadows’s recent acquisition of Goya’s exceptional ink drawing, Visions, from his “Witches and Old Women Album.” This important acquisition is the first drawing by Goya to enter the museum’s collection, which is already in possession of important paintings and prints by the Spanish master; the Meadows Museum now joins only a handful of institutions worldwide that can boast such a significant collection of the artist’s work across media. The exhibition will demonstrate how Visions is central to the museum’s collection of works on paper and to its holdings of 19th-century art more broadly. The very personal and technically accomplished drawing will feature alongside Goya’s prints with related subject matter, including the Disparates and the Bulls of Bordeaux, the latter of which he produced around the same time, toward the end of his life. Other select works from the museum’s collection of early 19th-century paintings and works on paper will serve to illuminate the fascinating provenance and art historical context of Goya’s innovative and deeply personal Visions. Didactic materials will also offer insight into singular technical qualities of the drawing’s creation. For more information call 214.768.2516.