This display of community artworks celebrates the Museum’s longstanding partnership with the Stewpot Art Program. The Stewpot offers a safe haven for people experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness in Dallas. Beyond addressing basic survival needs, The Stewpot offers enrichment opportunities for healing, financial support, and personal growth. The Art Program provides class time and art supplies for individuals looking to express themselves creatively, grow as artists, and support themselves through the sale of their work.
In 2016 docent Tanya Krueger and Manager of School Programs Lindsay O’Connor collaborated with Stewpot staff to launch a monthly program for the artists, which includes time in the galleries and art-making activities. Many are self-taught and paint in various styles. Participants include former teachers, first responders, and veterans, and the range of the group’s experiences illustrates that there is no single narrative of homelessness.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.
Images: Leon Pollard, Dallas Skyline; Charles William, Off the Shoulder; Luis Arispe, Blue Peacock