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DONORS OF THE LOST ART

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DONORS OF THE LOST ART

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Thanks to some hard work by representatives of the Meadows Foundation Inc., several small Texas museums recently received free additions to their collections.

The museums, in towns like Midland, McAllen, San An-gelo, Wichita Falls, Waco and Odessa, were given the opportunity to choose from nearly 150 pieces of art, including fine sculptures and decorative paintings, that since 1978 had been stored in a bam at the Midlothian ranch owned by the late oilman and arts partron Algur H. Meadows. In some of those towns, the acquisition of the art works made front-page headlines.

For years, some of the sculptures stood on the lawn of Meadows’ home in the Turtle Creek area. Some of them were so badly worn that Dallas artist Stuart Kraft was asked to restore them.

Dr. Sally Lancaster, a member of the Meadows Foundation, says that the Dallas Museum of Art was given the first look at the art, and curators there chose two sculptures-one by Barbara Hepworth and one by Henri Laurens.