Dallas Museum of Art Receives $4 Million Gift

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announced today that longtime supporters Beverly and Donald S. Freeman have donated $4 million to the institution. The funds will establish the Freeman Family Exhibition Endowment, which will finance the organization of at least one special exhibition each year. The donation follows the Freemans’ $1.5 million gift to the museum in 2015, which allowed the institution to launch the Bonnie Pitman Education Endowment to Do Something New fund in honor of its former director.

“This is an exciting moment in the museum’s history, and the Dallas Museum of Art deeply appreciates this generous gift from Don and Beverly Freeman,” director Agustín Arteaga said in a statement. “They are longstanding patrons of the museum, including Beverly’s remarkable four decades as a valued DMA docent.”

Beverly Freeman first joined the museum’s docent program in 1978 and continues to conduct tours of the collection and exhibitions for groups of visitors today. Since 1993, she has served consistently on the DMA board of trustees, and she is actively involved in its Learning and Engagement Committee, which she chaired from 2015 to 2016. In addition, Beverly is a member of the DMA League Board and the honorary chairman of the DMA League’s 2019 Art in Bloom fundraiser, which will be held on March 31, 2019.