KEVIN TODORA/COURTESY MEADOWS MUSEUM, SMU, DALLAS
“Art En Route” is a column offering a rundown of some of the most notable recent acquisitions, loans, and sales around the world.
The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas has acquired four works spanning three centuries of Spanish art history. Those pieces are Our Lady of Solitude (1769), a terracotta sculpture by Manuel Ramírez de Arellano, Ignacio Zuloaga’s charcoal drawing Portrait of Margaret Kahn (1923), and Emilio Sánchez Perrier’s painting Orchard in Seville (ca. 1880), and a bronze version of Salvador Dalí‘s Venus de Milo with Drawers (1936, cast 1971), which was originally made in plaster. The announcement follows the museum appointment of Amanda Dotseth, a specialist in the Spanish middle ages, as curator.
Hoovering up historical, modern, and contemporary works alike, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts has added 111 pieces to its collection. Among the new artworks are 17 works donated by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, including etchings, screen prints, and woodcuts by the artist. Other highlights include Kukili Velarde’s self-portrait Daddy Likee? (2018), 18 sculptures from the estate of John Rhoden, and George Beck’s painting Schuylkill Below the Falls (ca. 1798).
News of an anonymous donation at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in Massachusetts broke last week. The mysterious gift of 170 works included pieces by Mona Hatoum, Cindy Sherman, Mark Bradford, Carroll Dunham, and other marquee names. An exhibition of recent acquisitions, with selections from this particular group, will go on view September 10.
© HERB ALPERT/COURTESY NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE ART
The National Museum of Wildlife Art out in Wyoming, which, you may not have known, is built into a hillside atop the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, got five new…