During a single month in 1909, more than 150,000 people flocked to see the portraits, genre scenes, and sun-filled beachscapes of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923); he was the most popular Spanish artist in the world until the arrival of Pablo Picasso. "Sorolla and America" brings together more than 150 works of art that will explore for the first time this artist's unique relationship with early 20th-century America, examining his immense popularity, as well as his associations with contemporaries such as John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase.
This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, SMU, The San Diego Museum of Art, and FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE. The contributions of The Hispanic Society of America have been crucial to the success of this exhibition. A generous gift from The Meadows Foundation has made this project possible. Promotional support provided by the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Dallas Morning News.