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canvas
noun
1. A piece of such fabric on which a painting or work of art is executed.
2. A painting executed on such fabric.

canvas(s)
verb
1. To examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize.
2. To make a thorough examination or conduct a detailed discussion.

Welcome to the Dallas Museum of Art’s education blog, Canvas. Working here at the DMA, we are lucky to be surrounded by all types of canvases—short and squat, long and lean, new and old! These works of art are the center of everything we do as we interact with visitors to the Museum, connecting people of all ages with art and inspiring our own creative endeavors.

A canvas can be the starting point for something amazing—a blank slate waiting for a splash of paint, a burst of creativity, an expression of who we are. Add an extra “s” and canvass becomes active—a way to examine, look closely, and think about the world around us. We hope that this blog will be both—a place to inspire, discuss, question, ponder, and celebrate the power of art and creativity. We’ll update the blog every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, so check back often!

For more information about the DMA please visit our website www.DMA.org.

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Annual Support for the 2010-2011 school and teacher programs has been provided in part by

Balfour Beatty Construction
The Boeing Company Charitable Trust
Ecolab Foundation
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Fluor Corporation
Fossil, Inc.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Lockheed Martin
Macy’s Foundation
The McGraw-Hill Companies
Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation

and the Donor Circle membership program through leadership gifts of Catherine and Will Rose, Sewell Automotive Companies, and Donna M. Wilhelm.

Transportation provided by John Eagle Dealerships.

The following funds provide a permanent source of support for the Museum’s school and teacher programs:
Dr. Anson L. Clark Endowment
Marilyn and Leo Corrigan, Jr. Endowment
Education Endowment for Interpretation
Gateway Gallery Endowment
Hearst Scholarship Endowment
JCPenney Afterschool Endowment Fund  in honor of Allen and Kelli Questrom
JCPenney Teaching Endowment
Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Endowment
Rosewood Corporation Endowment

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