According to Dallas Museum of Art Eugene McDermott Director Agustín Arteaga,
As an institution committed to reflecting and serving the growing and diverse North Texas community, we believe in art’s transformative power to foster dialogue, heal, and inspire genuine connection with both works of art and one another. The artists in the DMA’s collection grapple with humanity’s resilience in the face of oppression, pain, and uncertainty; celebrate the spirit and wonder of creativity; and transform the beauty of the everyday into something extraordinary. By engaging with original works of art as a catalyst for self-reflection, sitting down with loved ones to be imaginative together, and pausing to appreciate all the beauty and brilliance the DMA has to offer, we perhaps might find some of the comfort and levity we’ve been yearning for.
Your support of the Dallas Museum of Art, whether it be joining as a Member, donating to the Annual Fund, or as a guest who enjoys visiting the Museum, helps us fulfill our mission, bolsters operational support during a time of challenges and changes, and reinvigorates our staff who are continuously working to reach the North Texas community in inventive and spirited ways. A vibrant city deserves a vibrant cultural community, and the DMA is dedicated to providing rich and engaging cultural experiences that offer moments of joy and discovery. This would not be possible without the generosity of our passionate supporters, whose continued belief in our mission enables us to creatively adapt and respond to our circumstances. As we move forward and adjust to shifting realities, tinged with both the new and the familiar, we look forward to growing with our community, reshaping how we envision our collective future, and learning from the stories artists so imaginatively tell. We hope you’ll join us!
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