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The Big Deal – Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle At The Meadows Museum

by Gila Espinoza 30 Aug 2017 8:30 AM

The Meadows Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle, will open September 17 and will run through January 7, 2018.

The Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) was inspired by the biblical text Genesis 49, in which Jacob, Patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each. Jacob and His Twelve Sons consists of a total of thirteen canvases with all but one remaining in the collection of a single owner at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK), since 1756. This is the first time any such series of paintings by Zurbarán has been presented as a whole in the United States. The exhibition, which also includes technical analysis of the artist’s process and print sources that influenced Zurbarán, presents a unique opportunity to admire one of the most important collections of the artist’s work. Enter to win free admission to see this monumental series of work at the Meadows Museum on the campus of SMU.

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Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598-1664)

For more family fun sign up for the other offerings we have for you this week. Win family tickets to see “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth or tickets to see “Fun Home” at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.

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