The Meadows Museum of Art located on the campus of SMU is often referred to as Prado on the Prairie. It houses one of the largest and most comprehensive Spanish art collections outside of Spain. In 1965, the Museum was funded by Algur H. Meadows to house his personal collection of Spanish art. The Meadows Foundation provided funds for a new building in 1999 which opened in 2001.
The Museum is an excellent resource for educational facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as visitors from the area and around the world. Special exhibits, lectures and concerts are planned throughout the year.