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Large Asian Art Collection Donated to University of Texas at Dallas

Large Asian Art Collection Donated to University of Texas at Dallas

The family of Trammell and Margaret Crow has donated the entire collection of the Crow Museum of Asian Art to the University of Texas at Dallas, along with $23 million in support funding to help build a structure on the university campus to show more of the artworks.

The Crow Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 1,000 works from Asia that the Crows had amassed since the 1960s. Since the death of Trammell Crow in 2009 and Margaret Crow in 2014, the museum’s staff members had been planning how to better sustain their legacy.

“Part of our secret is that 85 percent of our collection is in storage,” Amy Hofland, the executive director of the Crow Museum, said. “There are works that have never been shown.”

Those works will find a new home in the campus museum, where the majority of the collection will live. The current, smaller museum will remain in Dallas’s arts district.

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