The Meadows Museum (on the Southern Methodist University campus, 5900 Bishop Blvd., 214/768-2516, www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org , Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m., $8 adults and students 12 and older) is best known for its enormous and impressive collection of Spanish art.
The artwork and galleries were a gift to SMU from prominent Dallas businessman Algur Meadows, founder of the General American Oil Company of Texas. The museum includes work from the 15th through 20th centuries by some of the world’s foremost painters (who also happen to be Spanish), including El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Miró, and Picasso.
The vast number of works by Goya is particularly noteworthy, as is the museum’s collection of 20th-century sculpture. Of note: The museum offers free admission on Thursday 5–8 p.m.