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Donated Art Book Collections: About the Donors

Material donated to the TCU Library

About the Donors

Dr. Joe Patrick Strain – Local Scholar. Retired. Professor of Early Childhood Education, Ball State University, TCU adjunct professor and FWISD instructor.

Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite – Emeritus Faculty, TCU
Holder of the Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University. He has received TCU's Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Honors program’s “Professor of the Year” award, and he has published and lectured widely, particularly on topics related to history painting and images of George Washington. Dr. Thistlethwaite chaired the City of Fort Worth’s Art Commission for several years, served on the Board of Trustees of the African American Museum in Dallas, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Ambassador Council of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the Advisory Board of Austrian Journal of American Studies. – From

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
A leader in collecting, showing, and interpreting art  from  the 1940  to the present. Situated in the heart of the  Cultural District, the  creative  center of the  city, the  Modern  has been housed since 2002 in an elegant concrete, glass, and steel  building  designed by the renowned  Japanese  architect  Tadao Ando. In addition to 53,000 square feet of soaring, light-filled gallery space and landscaped grounds  with outdoor sculptures, the museum features a reflecting pond,  theater, education center, gift shop, and  café, creating a thriving  hub  for  our  community  and beyond.   – From 

The Kimbell Art Museum
Internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. The Kimbell's collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse. You can also view important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities, Asian, Mesoamerican and African art. – From