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invest in the future of the dallas museum of art.

when you make a planned gift, generations to come will be sustained by the presence of art in their lives.

cover Vincent van Gogh, Sheaves of Wheat (detail), 1890, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.80

right Mark Rothko, Orange, Red and Red, 1962, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Algur H. Meadows and the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated, 1968.9, Š 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Betty Blake is a member of the Munger Society. She has been involved with the DMA for nearly sixty years and recently commented, “Nothing has given me more pleasure than to see the DMA grow into the fantastic museum that it is. I am delighted to see the growth in all the collections due to the fine work of the curators. I will continue to be a part of the Museum far into the future—forever really.” Betty’s love of art started when she was fifteen years old and a student at Madame Chapon’s School in Paris in 1931. As a young girl, she went to the Louvre three times a week and found the 18th- and 19th-century French art captivating. She then asked herself—what is being done today? That singular question set Betty on a path of discovery that led her to collect modern and contemporary works throughout her life. She has chosen to share several of her pieces with the Dallas Museum of Art as gifts that will last forever. These works will teach, inspire, enliven, evoke emotion, promote conversation, and carry on the fine tradition of art in people’s lives—this is Betty’s vision.

The Dallas Museum of Art would not be the museum it is today without amazing gifts from individuals who love art and understand its importance in everyone’s life. The gifts are varied but have one thing in common—all have made a difference. Of the more than 23,000 works in the DMA’s collections, over 16,000 are gifts. Throughout the decades, these bold, inspired collectors have helped shape the encyclopedic collections of the Dallas Museum of Art. For more information about planned giving, please contact the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at 214-922-1330, e-mail plannedgiving@DallasMuseumofArt.org, or visit our website at DallasMuseumofArt.org/LeaveALegacy. left Diego Rivera, Portrait of Dr. Otto Ruhle (Retrato del Dr. Otto Ruhle), 1940, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Elizabeth B. Blake, 1952.10, © Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society, New York


the munger society invest in the future: leave a legacy The Munger Society recognizes and honors those who have thoughtfully provided for the Dallas Museum of Art by including the Museum in their estate planning. Planned giving can help you make that special gift that otherwise seemed impossible. You can ensure that this cultural treasure will continue to inspire visitors of all ages for generations to come through your investment in the future. As a Munger Society member you will enjoy: • An annual recognition event and lecture • Recognition in the Museum’s annual report, on the website, and in publications (with permission)

The Munger Society is named after Mrs. Stephen I. Munger, who, in 1925, made the Museum’s first planned gift. Her gift created the Munger Fund, the income from which is used to purchase works of art for the Museum. For more information about the Munger Society, please contact the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at 214-922-1330, e-mail plannedgiving@ DallasMuseumofArt.org, or visit our website at DallasMuseumofArt.org/LeaveALegacy. above Vincent van Gogh, Sheaves of Wheat, 1890, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.80 right Huntingdon Wine Cistern, Abraham Portal, London, England, 1761–62, silver, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Patricia D. Beck, 2003.41


what you need to do Anyone can make a planned gift to the Dallas Museum of Art. It is as simple as including the DMA in your estate plans. Planned gifts provide resources beyond your lifetime and secure a foundation of financial stability for the Museum. The simplest way to make a planned gift to the Dallas Museum of Art is through a bequest in your will. You may designate a specific area to support, including endowment, education, exhibitions, acquisitions, and conservation. Undesignated bequests are the most beneficial, allowing the Museum to use the funds where they are most needed. Bequests can be based on specific amounts of an estate or a percentage of an estate, which may allow your gift to become greater. Your plans may include: • Naming the DMA as a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan, or life insurance policy • Designating the DMA to receive assets of a charitable remainder trust • Making a promised gift of art Your financial advisor can help you determine which gift arrangement is right for you. This may include retirement plan assets, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and gifts of art.

reasons to have a will Having a will allows you to retain control over the distribution of your assets. You can provide for heirs or charities, name executors, choose guardians for minors, and minimize or eliminate your estate taxes.

designate your bequest It is possible to designate your bequest for a specific area of the Dallas Museum of Art; however, undesignated bequests are the most useful.

benefits from planning now By planning now, you may be able to enjoy a significant charitable income tax deduction for this tax year. Using appreciated securities to fund a planned gift offers capital-gain tax savings and may also help you reduce your estate tax liability.


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The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

invest in the future of the dallas museum of art. when you make a planned gift, generations to come will be sustained by the presence of art in their lives. To learn more, contact us at 214-922-1330 or e-mail plannedgiving@DallasMuseumofArt.org.


Dallas Museum of Art's Planned Giving Brochure