Meadows Meets its Man

If March has a gentleman of the moment, it%26rsquo;s Santiago Calatrava. The Spanish architect jets into town the first weekend of the month for the debut of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge %26mdash; the massive civic project of Calatrava%26rsquo;s design spanning the Trinity River. There are bridge-opening parties galore (most notably those held atop the MHH March 2, 3 and 4 and benefitting The Trinity Trust), but the monument%26rsquo;s inauguration has also stirred several art happenings, particularly one at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University. The exhibit premiere of Calatrava and SMU: A Decade in Motion coincides with the MHH-opening weekend on Sunday, March 4, and spotlights a rarified peek at Calatrava%26rsquo;s sculptural oeuvre. A highly curated collection of the architect%26rsquo;s work will go on view %26mdash; from a watercolor-and-graphite sketch of his famous Wave sculpture to several abstract works in marble, granite and brass, and even personal correspondences, inscriptions and mementos. Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., 214.768.2516;; Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration Party information, 214.740.1616;


Santiago Calatrava%26rsquo;s Il Dente, 1999. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, Algur H. Meadows Collection, Gift of Santiago Calatrava photo Michael Bodycomb.

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