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Dear Friends of EODIAH,

The fall has been a busy one for everyone at the O’Donnell Institute. Even though Dr. Brettell has been on a very well deserved sabbatical, our work has been ongoing and very successful. And, we continue to be energized about the Institute’s exciting future with the recent announcement of Michael Thomas as our new Director. We look forward to introducing him to you in the coming months. 

On the development front, EODIAH received an impressive grant from The Harry J. Bass, Jr. Foundation.  We are indebted to to Mrs. Doris Bass for her continued support and investments in the technological tools that we need to move our mission forward and to steward the assets of the University and EODIAH. The $50,000 grant will be used to purchase a collections management system (CMS) for the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History.  

A CMS will allow staff to capture and manage all of the data related to each collection, and catalogue and cross reference everything from object information to archival data.  Our system will also include a web publishing tool that will give us the ability to share our collections online with the university community and the public at large. 

We thank The Harry J. Bass, Jr. Foundation for this very generous gift to the O’Donnell Institute that supports our continued work as we build an exciting future in the arts at the University.

The O’Donnell Institute has and will receive multiple collections in the next five years that will become the foundation of an Athenaeum at UT Dallas.  Promised collections include the Barrett Collection and the Carolyn Brown Archive, among others.  

On behalf of Dr. Brettell, Dr. Kozlowski and the EODIAH staff, we thank you for your support and interest in the University of Texas at Dallas and the O’Donnell Institute – a unique and enriching resource for all of us.

Please call me with any questions if you would like to make a gift or need further information.  To make a gift today visit www.utdallas.edu/arthistory/support.

Lucy M. Buchanan

Director of Development

Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

415-992-1599

lucy.buchanan@utdallas.edu 

 

Become a Friend of EODIAH

Dear Friends of EODIAH,

The summer has been a busy one for everyone at the O’Donnell Institute. With student and faculty travel around the globe, and research and preparations for the fall semester, this next year promises to be an exciting and enriching one for the University, its scholars and students, and our many partners and donors. It is only through the support of our many friends that we are able to invest in new and innovative initiatives and continue our research and graduate education at the O’Donnell Institute where our scholars and students explore the history of art across times, places, and cultures.

Over the summer we received a very important gift from Dr. David Wilcox, whose brother John Wilcox was a Texas artist who died in June 2012 at the age of 57. John Wilcox left a substantial oeuvre of canvases, drawings, mixed media and works on paper. After his death, his brother David transformed his former studio and loft into a gallery space to show John’s work.

Since 2013, the O’Donnell Institute has collaborated with The Wilcox Space to show Wilcox’s paintings and works on paper and to publish catalogues that document his important career. Please visit the webpage https://utdallas.edu/arthistory/wilcox/ to see installations and catalogues of John Wilcox’s work at The Wilcox Space and view an online database of his oeuvre.

Now The Wilcox Space, at the heart of Exposition Park in Dallas, has become a site for the exhibition, study, and documentation of the work of painters whose practices, like Wilcox’s, bring together the craft of painting and exploration of the nature of the medium itself.

Dr. David Wilcox

We thank Dr. David Wilcox for his generous gift to the O’Donnell Institute that supports our continued work at The Wilcox Space.

Please call me with any questions if you would like to make a gift or need further information.  To make a gift today click here.

On behalf of Dr. Brettell, Dr. Kozlowski and the EODIAH staff, we thank you for your support and interest in the University of Texas at Dallas and the O’Donnell Institute – a unique and enriching resource for all of us.

Sincerely,

Lucy M. Buchanan

Director of Development

Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

415-992-1599

lucy.buchanan@utdallas.edu

Become a Friend of EODIAH

Dear Friends of EODIAH:
This past quarter has been filled with many exciting and successful new programs that have been recently launched at the O’Donnell Institute.  It is through the support of our many friends and donors that we are able to invest in these new initiatives and continue our research and  graduate education at the O’Donnell Institute where our scholars and students explore the history of art across times, places, and cultures. This important global perspective is balanced and enriched by the interaction with original works of art throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and the world.
Our new Institute for the Study of American Art in China is a partnership between the O’Donnell Institute, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and Nanjing University in China and funded by the Terra Foundation.  It is dedicated to mentoring a new generation of Chinese scholars through a program of study tours to collections and sites throughout the United States. Our fledgling Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities, in collaboration with the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, brings together scholars from throughout the world to understand the port city of Naples as a center of artistic encounter and exchange, while grounded in close study of artworks, sites, and research materials in Naples.

ISAAC Fellows at the Terra Foundation of American Art headquarters in Chicago with Curator Peter John Brownlee.

And we are proud to announce that next Fall, we will welcome the inaugural class of our new Master’s Program in Art History. These bright young art historians will take seminars on topics ranging from the Bauhaus to the global Baroque, while fully immersed in the collections of institutions throughout Dallas-Fort Worth.
Please call me with any questions if you would like to make a gift or need further information.  To make a gift today click here.
On behalf of Dr. Brettell and the staff, we thank you for your support and interest in the University of Dallas and the O’Donnell Institute – a unique and enriching resource for all of us.
Sincerely,

 

Lucy M. Buchanan
Director of Development
Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
415-992-1599

EODIAH Celebrates Four Years

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas celebrated its fourth academic year by honoring Edith O’Donnell, its inspirational founder, at a special dinner on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in the Ann and Jack Graves Ballroom of the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center located at UT Dallas.

The evening was hosted by Dr. Richard C. Benson, President of the University, and the Founding Director of the Institute, Dr. Richard R. Brettell.  Following a film tribute to Mrs. O’Donnell for her generosity and commitment to the arts, Dr. Brettell announced that major gifts have been received to begin plans to build the W. Ray Wallace Athenaeum which will house a new art library and major art collection that have been promised to the University.

In addition, he shared that the new headquarters of the O’Donnell Institute will be housed in the Wallace Athenaeum, which will be surrounded by gardens designed by Peter Walker, the world-renowned landscape architect behind the landscaping master plan funded by the University’s most important donor, Margaret McDermott.  With these gifts received, UT Dallas is poised to create The Wallace Athenaeum at the very center of its campus and to provide a place of inspiration and intellectual exchange in the arts on a campus dedicated to STEAM.

Attendees of the Fourth Annual Dinner included: Edith and Peter O’Donnell; Dr. Richard C. Benson, President, University of Texas at Dallas, and Leslie Benson; Dr. Richard R. Brettell, Founding Director of The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, and Dr. Caroline Brettell; Gay and Bill Solomon; Mr. Richard Barrett; Carol Kradolfer; Ruth O’Donnell Mutch; Mrs. Margaret McDermott; Beatrice Carr Wallace; Caren Prothro; Dr. Hobson Wildenthal; Wendy and Jeremy Strick; Nancy Dedman; Rachael and Bob Dedman; Elizabeth Boeckman; Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller; Roger Horchow; Mary McDermott Cook and Dan Patterson; Dr. Kern Wildenthal and Marnie Wildenthal; Mrs. Nancy Shutt; Mrs. Peter Denker; and Ms. Pat Patterson.

EODIAH thanks its many generous friends and supporters. We look forward to working with all of you to achieve our future plans. Stay tuned for more information and ways you may wish to support this ambitious project.

Edith O’Donnell; back row (left to right) Carol Kradolfer, Peter O’Donnell, Jill Wilkinson, Ruth Mutch, Travis Andres, Mary Gorter

Mary McDermott Cook and Dan Patterson

Margaret McDermott, Richard Barrett, and Dr. B. Hobson Wildenthal

(Left to right) Richard Barrett, Mrs. Ray Wallace, Dr. Richard Brettell

Dr. Caroline Brettell, Mrs. Ray Wallace, and Caroline Brown

Dr. Richard C. Benson, President of UT Dallas; and Mrs. Leslie Benson

Rachael and Bob Dedman, and Mrs. Nancy Dedman

Gay and Bill Solomon, and Ms. Salle Stemmons

To support EODIAH, please click here.

Your gift at any level helps fund our many collaborations, scholarly seminars, lectures and art history programs that provide an unparalleled resource to our community and beyond.

For more information, call Lucy Buchanan at (972) 883-2472 or email at lucy.buchanan@utdallas.edu.

Sincerely,

Lucy M. Buchanan

Director of Development

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Friends of EODIAH

Dr. Richard R. Brettell and Ms. Lucy Buchanan

During the past few months, EODIAH has hosted numerous events and important programs. Here is a “snapshot” of some of our supporters.

To support EODIAH, please click here.

Your gift at any level helps fund our many collaborations, scholarly seminars, lectures and art history programs that provide an unparalleled resource to our community and beyond.

For more information, call Lucy Buchanan at (972) 883-2472 or email at lucy.buchanan@utdallas.edu.

Sincerely,

Lucy M. Buchanan

Director of Development

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Edith and Mr. Peter O’Donnell

Margaret McDermott and Dr. Richard C. Benson, President of UT Dallas

George Schnerk and Mrs. Margaret McDermott

Mr. and Mrs. John Ridings Lee

Dr. B. Hobson Wildenthal and Mrs. Ray Wallace

Mr. and Mrs. H. Ross Perot

Ms. Salle Stemmons

Mrs. Nancy Shutt and Mrs. Mark Lemmon

Mrs. Nancy Dedman, Brad Kelly and Dr. Joanne H. Stroud-Bilby

Ms. Mary McDermott-Cook and Mr. Dan Patterson

Mr. and Mrs. George Lee Jr.

Dr. Agustín Arteaga and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Campbell

Mr. and Mrs. William Solomon

Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir with Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Cattarulla

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barrett

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Grant

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Halbreich

Ms. Serena Ritch

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Custard

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Pack

Ms. Patricia Patterson and Mrs. William E. Rose

EODIAH Donors

Mrs. Edith O’Donnell

The O’Donnell Institute was founded in 2014 through an extraordinary lead gift from Mrs. Edith O’Donnell. Mrs. O’Donnell is joined by other individuals and institutions whose generosity and energy support our work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOUNDING DONOR

Edith O’Donnell

 

MAJOR DONORS

Mrs. Eugene McDermott

The Hamon Charitable Foundation

The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation

The State of Texas

Mrs. W. Ray Wallace

 

O’DONNELL CIRCLE – $25,000

Mr. and Mrs. John Ridings Lee

George Schnerk

 

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE – $10,000

Margot B. Perot

Salle Stemmons

 

PATRON – $5,000

Communities Foundation of Texas

Mr. Harlan Crow

Carolyn and Bob Dickson

Legett Foundation

George A. and Nancy P. Shutt Foundation

 

SUPPORTER – $2,500

Elizabeth Boeckman

Nancy M. Dedman

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Denker

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Grant

Ms. Ruth Mutch

Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Stoffel

 

CONTRIBUTOR – $1,000

Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Catarulla

Eugene and Rhoda Frenkel

 

PARTNER – $500

Lucy M. Buchanan

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Campbell

Mary McDermott Cook

Mr. and Mrs. George Lee, Jr.

The Dallas Foundation – Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon, Sr.

Ms. Patricia Patterson

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Mrs. I.D. “Nash” Flores III

Roger S. Horchow

Winifred and Ivan Phillips

Mr. Peter Rathbone and the Estate of Perry Rathbone

Eve Reid

Dr. David Wilcox

 

 

For more information, call Lucy Buchanan at (972) 883-2472 or email at lucy.buchanan@utdallas.edu or go to our website utdallas.edu/arthistory/support

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Become a Friend

More than three years ago, the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History was founded with a $17 million gift from Mrs. O’Donnell, one of the largest single donations in the history of UT Dallas. With her largesse and under the leadership and vision of Dr. Richard Brettell, an exciting future is ahead for the Institute.

To expand the Institute’s work, a new Master’s in Art History will be launched in Fall 2018. This new initiative for the University will prepare a select and highly qualified group of students for careers in art research, education, museums and conservation. With the Institute’s headquarters in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building at UT Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art, future scholars will be inspired and motivated to learn about art in museum settings, taking advantage of an abundance of resources in our regional collections.

Other initiatives include an innovative international research partnership with the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples led by Dr. Sarah Kozlowski, Assistant Director, and a major art conservation initiative led by Dr. David McPhail, Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science. Both are the genesis of new collaborations with museums throughout the world.

We thank the following donors for their support of the O’Donnell Institute.  We invite you to join us as a “Friend” and be a part of Dr. Brettell’s vision to make EODIAH one of the world’s great art institutes and one of the greatest assets to UT Dallas and the cultural life of Texas.

 

FOUNDING DONOR
Edith O’Donnell

MAJOR DONORS
The State of Texas
Mrs. Eugene McDermott
The Hamon Charitable Foundation

O’DONNELL CIRCLE
The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
Salle Stemmons

PATRON
Mr. Harlan Crow
Communities Foundation of Texas
Carolyn and Bob Dickson
Mr. and Mrs. John Ridings Lee
Legett Foundation

SCHOLAR
Ms. Ruth Mutch
George A. and and Nancy P. Shutt Foundation

PARTNER
The Dallas Foundation – Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon, Sr.
Mrs. Nancy M. Dedman
Ms. Patricia Patterson

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Winifred and Ivan Phillips
Mr. Peter Rathbone and the Estate of Perry Rathbone
Eve Reid
Roger S. Horchow
Mrs. I.D. “Nash”  Flores III

You may make a gift at www.utdallas.edu/arthistory.

Please call me at (972) 883-2472 or email me at lucy.buchanan@utdallas.edu. I look forward to discussing the many significant ways you can help support the Institute and become a part of our exciting future.

Sincerely,

Lucy M. Buchanan
Director of Development
The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Become a Friend

More than three years ago, the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History was founded with a $17 million gift from Mrs. O’Donnell, one of the largest single donations in the history of UT Dallas. With her largesse and under the leadership and vision of Dr. Richard Brettell, an exciting future is ahead for the Institute.

To expand the Institute’s work, a new Master’s in Art History will be launched in Fall 2018. This new initiative for the University will prepare a select and highly qualified group of students for careers in art research, education, museums and conservation. With the Institute’s headquarters in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building at UT Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art, future scholars will be inspired and motivated to learn about art in museum settings, taking advantage of an abundance of resources in our regional collections.

Other initiatives include an innovative international research partnership with the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples led by Dr. Sarah Kozlowski, Assistant Director, and a major art conservation initiative led by Dr. David McPhail, Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science. Both are the genesis of new collaborations with museums throughout the world.

We thank the following donors for their support of the O’Donnell Institute.  We invite you to join us as a “Friend” and be a part of Dr. Brettell’s vision to make EODIAH one of the world’s great art institutes and one of the greatest assets to UT Dallas and the cultural life of Texas.

FOUNDING DONOR
Edith O’Donnell

MAJOR DONORS
The State of Texas
Mrs. Eugene McDermott
The Hamon Charitable Foundation

O’DONNELL CIRCLE
The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
Salle Stemmons

PATRON
Mr. Harlan Crow
Communities Foundation of Texas
Carolyn and Bob Dickson
Mr. and Mrs. John Ridings Lee
Legett Foundation

SCHOLAR
Ms. Ruth Mutch
George A. and and Nancy P. Shutt Foundation

PARTNER
The Dallas Foundation – Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon, Sr.
Mrs. Nancy M. Dedman
Ms. Patricia Patterson

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Winifred and Ivan Phillips
Mr. Peter Rathbone and the Estate of Perry Rathbone
Eve Reid
Roger S. Horchow
Mrs. I.D. “Nash”  Flores III

You may make a gift at www.utdallas.edu/arthistory.

Please call me at (972) 883-2472 or email me at lucy.buchanan@utdallas.edu. I look forward to discussing the many significant ways you can help support the Institute and become a part of our exciting future.

Sincerely,

Lucy M. Buchanan
Director of Development
The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Become a Friend

More than three years ago, the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History was founded with a $17 million gift from Mrs. O’Donnell, one of the largest single donations in the history of UT Dallas. With her largesse and under the leadership and vision of Dr. Richard Brettell, an exciting future is ahead for the Institute.

To expand the Institute’s work, a new Master’s in Art History will be launched in Fall 2017. This new initiative for the University will prepare a select and highly qualified group of students for careers in art research, education, museums and conservation. With the Institute’s headquarters in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building at UT Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art, future scholars will be inspired and motivated to learn about art in museum settings, taking advantage of an abundance of resources in our regional collections.

Other initiatives include an innovative international research partnership with the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples led by Dr. Sarah Kozlowski, Assistant Director, and a major art conservation initiative led by Dr. David McPhail, Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science. Both are the genesis of new collaborations with museums throughout the world.

We thank the following donors for their support of the O’Donnell Institute.  We invite you to join us as a “Friend” and be a part of Dr. Brettell’s vision to make EODIAH one of the world’s great art institutes and one of the greatest assets to UT Dallas and the cultural life of Texas.

FOUNDING DONOR
Edith O’Donnell

MAJOR DONORS
The State of Texas
Mrs. Eugene McDermott
The Hamon Charitable Foundation

O’DONNELL CIRCLE
The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
Salle Stemmons

PATRON
Mr. Harlan Crow
Communities Foundation of Texas
Carolyn and Bob Dickson
Mr. and Mrs. John Ridings Lee
Legett Foundation

SCHOLAR
Ms. Ruth Mutch
George A. and and Nancy P. Shutt Foundation

PARTNER
The Dallas Foundation – Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon, Sr.
Mrs. Nancy M. Dedman
Ms. Patricia Patterson

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Winifred and Ivan Phillips
Mr. Peter Rathbone and the Estate of Perry Rathbone
Eve Reid
Roger S. Horchow
Mrs. I.D. “Nash”  Flores III

You may make a gift at www.utdallas.edu/arthistory.

Please call me at (972) 883-2472 or email me at lucy.buchanan@utdallas.edu. I look forward to discussing the many significant ways you can help support the Institute and become a part of our exciting future.

Sincerely,

Lucy M. Buchanan
Director of Development
The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History