Museum Curator, Meadows Museum
The Meadows Museum, a thriving university art museum and a leading institution for the study and presentation of the art of Spain in the U.S, seeks to appoint a curator.
The Curator’s role will be primarily to curate exhibitions of Spanish and other schools of art and material culture; to research SMU’s art collections, including the Algur H. Meadows, the Elizabeth Meadows collections, and the University Art Collection; and to seek and research potential acquisitions as well as develop and implement exhibitions. The curator should be an ambassador and advocate of the museum internationally and cultivate patrons and supporters of the institution, including the Meadows Museum Advisory Council.
The Meadows Museum was founded in 1962, when Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’s vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.” Today, the Meadows is home to a comprehensive and high-quality collection of peninsular Spanish art. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries with a particular strength in painting, sculpture, and works on paper from the late medieval to modern periods.
The position will remain open until filled.