What do I need to know about COVID-19?

Effective immediately, SMU is no longer requiring masks to be worn on campus except in classrooms and the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. As SMU continues to make the transition toward regular campus operations this fall, it is important to recognize that some people in our community may not be vaccinated and/or may choose to wear a mask for their own protection and that of others. Please continue to show respect for individual decisions and responses to the health concerns of the pandemic  See an updated timeline of the mask requirements and other modifications in campus safety protocols.

Can you appraise my work?

We are unable to appraise works at the museum, but here are several organizations who offer this service:

American Society of Appraisers
555 Herndon Parkway South,
Suite 125, Herndon VA 20170
(703) 478-2228 or 1-800-ASA-VALU

Appraisers Association of America
386 Park Avenue South, Suite 2000
New York NY 10016

International Society of Appraisers
1131 SW 7th St, Suite 105
Renton, WA 98055
(206) 241-0359

Auction house staff members may also offer their expertise:

Christie’s Dallas, TX
(214) 697-7135

Heritage Auction Galleries
3500 Maple Ave. Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 528-3500

Dallas Auction Gallery, Ltd.
2235 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207

Can you help with conservation, restoration or framing?

The museum does not have an in-house conservator or framer. Our recommendation is to contact: Helen Houp, Fine Art Conservation, Inc.
(214) 366-4700.

I would like to sell/lend my artwork to the museum, is the Meadows interested?

Please send photos and information to Amanda Dotseth, Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205.

Can you tell me more about my painting by [artist]?

Unfortunately not – we recommend you contact a certified appraiser listed above.

Can I reproduce an image of your paintings?

Members of the press needing photos to supplement a news or feature story should contact Public Information Officer, Carrie Sanger at (214) 768-1584 or csanger@smu.edu. For image rights and reproductions of objects in our permanent collection, please contact the Collections Manager, Anne Lenhart, at (214) 768-2727 or alenhart@smu.edu.

What color are the walls in the galleries?

Jake & Nancy Hamon Galleries:
Dark Gray: Benjamin Moore French Beret 1610

Virginia Meadows Galleries:
Beige: Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist 1549
Red: Sherwin Williams Fireweed SW6328
Light Green: Benjamin Moore Dartsmouth Green 691

Gene & Jerry Jones Great Hall:
Sherwin Williams Quite Coral SW6614

Who does your advertising?

Advertising is done in-house. For advertising sales, you may send media kits, rate cards and other advertising information to Marketing, Carrie Sanger, P.O. Box 750357, Dallas, TX 75275 or to csanger@smu.edu.

How can I get a job at the museum?

Since the Meadows Museum is part of SMU, please refer to the SMU Web site; whenever positions become available, they are posted in the employment section: www.smu.edu/employment.

For SMU employees: Can you move/take away the University Art Collection work that is in my office?

Yes. Please contact Anne Lenhart, Collections Manager, at either 8-2727, or alenhart@smu.edu at least three weeks in advance to make arrangements for art handlers and any special vehicles or equipment

For SMU employees: Can I get something from the University Art Collection to display in my office?

We regret that loans from among the works in the University Art Collection are on hiatus until spring 2022. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.