Over the last 20 years, the Meadows has marveled visitors with the works of revered old masters, modern art icons and intriguing new discoveries, beautifully balancing aesthetics and original scholarship.
The anniversary will be marked with a commemorative exhibition: Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows’s New Home. The inauguration of the building in 2001 was a defining moment for the Meadows. Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows’s New Home is a tribute to the achievements made possible by the vital structure. The exhibition will feature architectural drawings and renderings as well as commemorative installations and materials celebrating the impressive international loan exhibitions, innovations in educational programming, and other significant milestones for the museum. The permanent collection of Spanish masterpieces will be newly reinstalled and feature highlights from the 250 exceptional works the Meadows has acquired over the last two decades, including Francisco de Goya’s , (1827), Mariano Fortuny y Marsal’s Beach at Portici (1874), Salvador Dalí’s (L’homme poisson) (1930) and the earliest painting in the collection, Pere Vall’s Saints Benedict and Onophrius (c. 1410).