Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation

In recognition of how the arts and education enhance lives and communities, the Thoma Foundation makes art collection-related grants and lends and exhibits our collection. We focus our education funding on the rural Southwest, primarily offering scholarships to students in the greater Texas panhandle. Through these programs, we strive to foster leadership, innovation, and equal opportunity in the arts.

Read Our Mission →

Cedar Springs HQ

Our Collections

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation collection includes over 1,700 works of art in four broad fields. The collection continues to grow, and work from the collection is displayed at our exhibition spaces in Santa Fe and Dallas and lent to exhibition venues around the world.

Where to Find Us

Plan your visit to our Dallas or Santa Fe exhibition spaces.

Our Collection on Tour

Explore our works currently on exhibition.


Learn more about our personal approach to grants, fellowships, and scholarships.

“We collect to share with the public. The artworks we seek are pieces of history. We support initiatives and collect works of art that encourage reflection, demonstrate innovation, and encourage deeper questions.”

A portrait of a white man smiling, wearing a black suit jacket and white button down shirt in front of a beige background.
Carl Thoma, Founder & President