| Arts |

SMU's Meadows Museum Gets a Head

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

That's it at left: Jaume Plensa's Sho, which stands 13 feet tall by 10 feet wide and weighs 660 pounds and appears to enjoy traveling in its spare time. The university announced the acquisition yesterday, noting that it's "the most important acquisition of a work by a living artist into the Meadows collection since the commissioning of [Santiago] Calatrava's Wave in 2001," in the words of museum director Mark Roglán. Sho won't rear its lovely head till October 7, when it goes on permanent display -- outside, in the newly renovated front plaza. Plensa, incidentally, is responsible for my kid's most favoritest piece of artwork ever: Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park, better known as the video monolith that often appears to be spitting at you.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.