The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas has received a $4 million gift from Beverly and Donald S. Freeman to launch the Freeman Family Exhibition Endowment, which will be devoted to one show at the DMA each year.
This is the second large donation the Freemans have given to the DMA in the past few years. In 2015 the Freemans gifted $1.5 million, which went to launching the Bonnie Pitman Education Endowment to Do Something New fund for educational programs.
The Freemans have long been involved with the DMA. Beverly began at the museum in 1979 and is still giving tours of the collections through the DMA’s education department. She is currently a board member and is on the DMA’s Learning and Engagement Committee, which she chaired from 2015 to 2016.
In a statement, Agustín Arteaga, the DMA’s director, said, “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. 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.”