This year Dallas sadly lost two longtime supporters of the arts community: Mark Roglán and Don Winspear were incredible men instrumental in elevating the city’s cultural arts scene. Roglán served as director of the Meadows Museum, curating and presenting elevated and inspired collections to the Dallas community, while Winspear sat on the boards of Goodwill, the AT&T Performing Arts Center (the venue’s Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is named after his parents) and The Dallas Opera. Here, we celebrate both men’s admirable accomplishments and various accolades.
22Winspear served as The Dallas Opera’s 22nd board chairman.
16 The number of years he served on the board for The Dallas Opera
1977 The year he graduated from St. Mark’s School of Texas
$1 million The amount raised as chair of FIRST SIGHT FIRST NIGHT in 2015 and 2016
1997 Winspear founded the market research firm Crescent Research Inc. in 1997.
577 For several years, Winspear served as scout leader for Boy Scout Troop 577.
57 The record number of individual donors who contributed funds (in Roglán’s honor) for the museum’s most recent acquisition, Bartolomé González Serrano’s “Portrait of a Lady” (1621)
15 Roglán served as director of the Meadows Museum for 15 years, the longest tenure in the museum’s history.
2010 The year Roglán was knighted by King Juan Carlos I of Spain
3During his tenure, Roglán tripled the Meadow Museum’s attendance rates.
1Roglán’s most significant acquisition is the first and only painting by Salvador Dalí in a public Texas collection.