Art Notes

Two to Love: A pair of museum offerings headline this month%26rsquo;s must-sees. The Meadows Museum mounts %26ldquo;The Lost Manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel: An Epic Journey from Rome to Toledo,%26rdquo; a jewel-box exhibition that traces the fascinating tale of 40 exquisite illuminations (11th to 18th century) that were looted by Napoleon%26rsquo;s army from the Vatican, rescued by the Archbishop of Toledo, then rediscovered in the Toledo Cathedral by an Italian scholar during the late 1990s. The Meadows%26rsquo; presentation marks the American debut of these pristine, intimate works of art (through April 23) ... The Dallas Museum of Art%26nbsp; rolls out an in-depth reappraisal of American furniture master Gustav Stickley, curated by the DMA%26rsquo;s Kevin W. Tucker. The show arrives in Texas after a triumphant Newark Museum of Art run, and before it travels to the San Diego Museum of Art this summer. Revel in 100 works, as well as the re-creation of the 1903 dining room that defined the Arts and Crafts movement (February 13 %26ndash; May 8).

Ticket Time: Dallas Art Fair Patron tickets are going fast. Secure your access to perks such as the Preview Gala and the Neiman Marcus kickoff party, exclusive openings at the Dallas Contemporary and Nasher Sculpture Center, plus panels, a three-day Fair pass and more ($300 per person, call Tracy Moberley at 214.220.1278 or visit; Dallas Art Fair, April 8 %26ndash;%26nbsp;10, Preview Gala Thursday, April 7).

Above: Frieze with Cardinalitial Coat of Arms of Cardinal Antoniotto Pallavicini and Initial T (Te igitur) with the Piet%26aacute;, 1503-1507, at the Meadows Museum. Photo courtesy of Biblioteca Nacional de Espa%26ntilde;a, Madrid, MS Vitr. 22-7

Below: Gustav Stickley%26rsquo;s Electric lamp No. 625, designed c. 1909, at the Dallas Museum of Art. Collection Crab Tree Farm

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