Become a Friend of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

The O’Donnell Institute is dedicated to fostering intellectual creativity, exchange, and collaboration. Join us for these upcoming events.

The Harp Lesson, Jean Antoine Théodore Giroust ( French, 1753 - 1817 ), 1791, Oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund. Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art.

$500 Partner
General support for the Institute’s programs.

$1,000 Contributor
Gifts provide UT Dallas students with free admission to Dallas-Fort Worth museums and exhibitions, and give students first-hand encounters with works of art.

$2,500 Supporter
Gifts support travel and research projects for O’Donnell Institute scholars, professors, graduate students, and fellows.

$5,000 Patron
Gifts fund specific research projects that enable the O’Donnell Institute to compete with world-class research groups in the area of cultural data science and digital art history.

$10,000 Director’s Circle
Gifts support Dr. Richard Brettell’s priority projects and initiatives to further the success of the Institute. Friends at this level will be receive special invitations and exclusive opportunities associated with the O’Donnell Institute.

$25,000 O’Donnell Circle
Gifts in honor of Edith O’Donnell support ongoing programs, initiatives, and collaborations and fund the various needs outlined above. Members of the O’Donnell Circle will be invited to join the Advisory Board.

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For more information call Pierrette Lacour at 972-883-2475 (office), 469-236-0104 (cell) or e-mail [email protected]


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:

Edith O’Donnell

Mrs. Eugene McDermott
The Hamon Charitable Foundation
The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation
The State of Texas
Mrs. W. Ray Wallace
Dr. David Wilcox

Mr. and Mrs. John Ridings Lee
George Schnerk

Legett Foundation
Margot B. Perot
Salle Stemmons
Vanguard Charitable – The Elliot and Karen Cattarulla Fund (in honor of Margaret McDermott)

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bishop
Communities Foundation of Texas
Mr. Harlan Crow
Carolyn and Bob Dickson
George A. and Nancy P. Shutt Foundation

Elizabeth Boeckman
Nancy M. Dedman
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Denker
Ms. Claire Dewar
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Grant
Ms. Ruth Mutch
Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Stoffel

Lucy M. Buchanan
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Catarulla
Dr. Eugene and Dr. Rhoda Frenkel
Bonnie Pitman

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Campbell
Mary McDermott Cook
Mr. and Mrs. George Lee, Jr.
Ms. Patricia Patterson
The Dallas Foundation – Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon, Sr.

Carolyn Brown
Mrs. I.D. "Nash" Flores III
Roger S. Horchow
Winifred and Ivan Phillips
Mr. Peter Rathbone and the Estate of Perry Rathbone
Eve Reid