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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:00pm
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

$40 for the four-part series; FREE for museum members and SMU faculty, staff & students. Pre-registration is required.


Museum Thursday Lecture Series: “For the Public Good: Private Collections that Shaped American Museums”

Nancy Cohen Israel, Art Historian, Owner of Art à la Carte

After the Civil War, wealthy Americans began traveling abroad, exposing themselves to European culture and amassing vast collections of contemporary art. Names that today grace many of our public institutions, including Huntington, Walters and Phillips, began as such. Their legacy continued into the 20th century with Algur Meadows’ quest to create the “Prado on the Prairie” that became the Meadows Museum. In celebration of the Meadows’ acquisition of the portfolio of one of these collectors, William Hood Stewart, whose collection of 19th-century Spanish paintings was the largest in the United States, this series will look at these individuals’ visions and their invaluable gifts to the American cultural landscape. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Constantin Foundation Seminar Room – Meadows Museum


For more information and to register, please call 214.768.2740.