Crow Family Gifts Art Museum in Downtown Dallas to UT Dallas, Donates $23M for Second Museum
DALLAS — The Trammell and Margaret Crow family has donated the entire collection of the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). The museum, which recently underwent a 5,000-square-foot expansion, is located at 2010 Flora St. within the Trammell Crow Center in the city’s Arts District. Following decades of collecting art from Asian countries, the Crow family established the Asian arts museum in 1998. The museum has a long-term lease at the building with landlord JP Morgan Chase, and UTD plans to continue operating the museum at its current location. In addition to the downtown location, the Crow family also donated $23 million of support funding for the university to establish a second museum on UTD’s Richardson campus. Together, the two museums will be known as the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas. The museum features more than 1,000 ancient and contemporary works from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. The collection also includes a library of over 12,000 books, catalogs and journals. The museum is free of admission.