DALLAS, TEXAS – Deedie and her late husband, Rusty Rose, have a long history of supporting the arts in Dallas, stretching back more than 50 years. In 2005, they (alongside Marguerite and Robert Hoffman and Cindy and Howard Rachofsky) bequeathed hundreds of artworks to the DMA. This magnanimous donation enhanced the DMA’s encyclopedic collection and further established the city as a center for the study and enjoyment of contemporary art. Deedie and Rusty’s gift includes works by Robert Ryman, Sol LeWitt, and Ana Mendieta. Another component of Deedie’s collection is the Pump House (originally known as the Turtle Creek Pump House) which she transformed into an art space and venue for intellectual discourse — a brilliant adaptive-reuse project that hosts internationally known artists and creatives visiting Dallas.
Robert Ryman, Sol LeWitt, Ana Mendieta, Wolfgang Laib, Richard Tuttle (all part of the magnanimous gift to the DMA she bequeathed alongside her late husband Rusty Rose in 2005)
She transformed what many consider an integral part of her collection — the Pump House, originally known as the Turtle Creek Pump House — into an art space and venue for intellectual discourse. The brilliant adaptive-reuse project hosts internationally known artists and creatives visiting Dallas.