Table in the Empire style of Napoleon III, 19th century. Photo via meadowsmuseumdallas.org

Table in the Empire style of Napoleon III, 19th century. Photo via meadowsmuseumdallas.org

To celebrate it’s 50th anniversary, the Meadows Museum is hosting one of the most impressive private art collections in the world. View Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting now through January 3.

You’ll see more than 100 masterpieces by the likes of Goya, Renoir and Rubens. Also on display are illuminated manuscripts, 16th-century tapestries and 19th-century furniture created for Napoleon III.

Mark A. Roglán, director of the Meadows Museum and chair of the Meadows School of the Arts, says this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“These extraordinary works of art, many of which have never crossed the Atlantic before, are a treasure trove and a fount of new art historical knowledge,” he explains. “We are honored to present the first exhibition of this outstanding collection in the United States, sharing these works of art that tell the story of a remarkable family and provide an opportunity to explore the panoply of cultural achievement and European history.”

Admission costs between $4 and $10. Click here for details.


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