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Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Free, but advance registration is required.


Zurbarán’s “Jacob and His Twelve Sons:” Art at the Center of Civic Engagement

Panel Discussion

Auckland Castle in northern England has been home for more than 250 years to Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons, a series of 13 life-size paintings that will make their first-ever visit to America for an exhibit at the Meadows Museum, Sept. 17, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018. Christopher Ferguson, curatorial director at Auckland Castle, and Jonathan Ruffer, chair of Auckland Castle Trust, present the plans for the restoration of the 800-year-old former home of the Prince Bishops and the development of a collection of Spanish art as the central project for the revitalization of their community in County Durham. The presentations will be followed by an introduction to the work of Clyde Valentín, director of Ignite/Arts Dallas, a Meadows School initiative to engage the larger Dallas community in the arts. Meadows Dean Samuel Holland will then moderate a discussion about the positioning of the arts as a catalyst for community engagement.


For more information and to register, call 214.768.8587.