Dear EODIAH Friends,
Greetings from The Crow Museum of Asian Art at The University of Texas at Dallas!
Since 2002, I have had the honor of serving as Executive Director of the Crow Museum of Asian Art, shepherding the deep legacy established by Trammell and Margaret Crow and championed by Board President Trammell S. Crow to make Asian arts and culture accessible to Dallas citizens.
Over the course of two decades, we have created our own unique path of presenting thought-provoking exhibitions and programs while simultaneously incorporating community engagement and educational outreach into the core of our mission. We serve as international dignitaries, scholars and lecturers, exercising the vast expertise and experience of our museum staff by organizing symposia, procuring coveted art loans and exchanges from esteemed institutions around the world, and prevailing at the forefront of innovative museum education and K-12 curricula through the lens of the artworks.
Since the public announcement of the donation of the collection and $23M in support funding from the Crow family, the public response has been prodigious. This integration into The University of Texas System will ensure perpetual care and preservation of the permanent collection and allow the Museum to continue operating on 2010 Flora Street as a vital part of the Arts District. When the second location will be built on the UT Dallas campus, our geographic reach and relevance will extend far into the North Texas region as a two-location museum.
Never could we have imagined a brighter future for our renowned museum, the Asian art museum of Dallas, and I hold so much joy and excitement to continue our extraordinary goals with The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History as our partners. I look forward to exploring the next twenty years of visionary planning with you, and am grateful to have you by our side during this historic moment.
With all my best,
Amy Lewis Hofland
A Note About the Collection
Beginning in 1998 with a selection of just over six hundred works, the Crow Museum of Asian Art’s permanent collection has since expanded to include over a thousand works in a variety of medias. These works showcase the artistic achievements of more than six thousand years of arts and cultures from across Asia, including Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam, from ancient periods to works of our time.
We look forward to our future interactions with the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History!
Jacqueline Chao, Ph.D.
Senior Curator of Asian Art
Large Asian Art Collection Donated to University of Texas at Dallas
January 24, 2019, New York Times
UT Dallas acquires Crow Museum of Asian Art, advancing its place in the region’s arts scene
January 24, 2019, Dallas Morning News
Crow Family Gives Complete Asian Art Collection, $23 Million to UT Dallas
January 24, 2019, UT Dallas News Center
The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian art, together with $23 Million in Support Funding, is donated to The University of Texas at Dallas
January 24, 2019, The University of Texas at Dallas