Big Thought and Thriving Minds
Thriving Minds is a city-wide partnership directed by Big Thought that surrounds children and their families with high-quality arts and cultural experiences that stimulate creativity and learning. The Dallas Museum of Art actively participates in this partnership by offering programs and resources in the schools, in the Museum, and in the community.
Dallas ISD 4th Grade
Big Thought, the Dallas Independent School District, and the Museum partner to bring all 4th grade students in
Dallas ISD schools to the Museum for a one-hour docent-guided visit.
Thriving Minds After-School Program
Thriving Minds offers enrichment programs at thirty Dallas ISD elementary and middle school campuses. The
Museum provides training and resources to Thriving Minds After-School instructors for six-lesson programs
that focus on the creative process and artists in the DMA's collections.
Thriving Minds Creative Community
The Museum supports and provides programming to community and cultural organizations during the summer.
Dallas ArtsPartners helps connect Dallas ISD teachers and students with cultural institutions, programs, and
artists throughout the Dallas area. The ArtsPartners online program catalog provides information about all these
offerings to teachers, including the multiple programs and resources the DMA offers in schools and at the