Beginning on September 15, the Meadows Museum will present 11 paintings produced by some of Spain’s most celebrated artists—including El Greco and Francisco de Goya—drawn from the collection of England’s The Bowes Museum, one of the most comprehensive collections of Spanish art in the British Isles. The exhibition will mark the first time that works from The Bowes Museum will travel to the U.S. These highlights from the Bowes’s Spanish collection capture the depth and trajectory of artistic production in Spain from the 16th through 18th centuries as it evolved from depictions of the monarchy or Catholic saints, to a minimalistic focus on literary figures and social injustices. All of the artists represented find parallels within the Meadows’s own permanent collection, presenting a rare opportunity to see different aspects of their work. The exhibition will also include selected archival materials that demonstrate John and Joséphine Bowes’s process of collecting, and examine the ongoing taste and interest for Spanish painting. El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from The Bowes Museum is on view exclusively at the Meadows Museum through January 12, 2020.