The Dallas Museum of Art has announced a $4 million gift from longtime supporters Beverly and Donald S. Freeman in support of special exhibitions.
The gift will establish the Freeman Family Exhibition Endowment, with the aim of supporting opportunities for the museum to engage audiences with innovative presentations of art across cultures and time. Under the terms of the gift, the Freeman family will offer significant support for a special exhibition every year selected from the museum's programming.
The couple's gifts to DMA over the last two decades include $1.5 million in 2015 to establish the Bonnie Pitman Education Endowment to Do Something New fund, which benefits the museum's educational programs. Beverly Freeman has served as a docent at the museum since 1978 and has served as a board member since 1993.
"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," said Agustín Arteaga, the museum's Eugene McDermott director. "They are longstanding patrons of the museum, including Beverly's remarkable four decades as a valued DMA docent. We are grateful for this significant new gift and for their continued passion in support of our celebrated education programs. The establishment of the Freeman Family Exhibition Endowment supports the museum's commitment to developing engaging exhibitions that highlight the diversity and strength of the DMA's extraordinary collection."