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Our Collections


Dallas-Uptown Headquarters Now Open!

Our new Headquarters in the Dallas-Uptown area is now Open! We are thrilled to share our space with you by appointment. Please call 214.971.7770 or email info@thomafoundation.org to arrange your visit.


Our Mission

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation recognizes that education and the arts enhance individuals’ lives and communities. Education is centered in the rural Southwest, primarily focusing on scholarships. In the Arts, we make grants, lend and exhibit our art collection. We are strong believers in leadership, innovation, and equality of opportunity.

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“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.”

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Carl Thoma, Founder & President

Art of the Spanish Americas: Individual Awards

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