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Cultivating an appreciation of the art, character, and legacy of Tom Lea
is our heart. 


Through curricula, public programs, exhibits, and publications, the Institute shares Lea’s legacy to inspire present and future generations.

The Tom Lea Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we welcome and appreciate any monetary donations and objects related to Tom Lea. Both types of donations allow the Institute to further its mission and are so appreciated. Thank you for expanding our reach and partnering with us. 

your donation

  • Ensures historic preservation of Lea's murals, paintings, pastels,
    drawings, and writings

  • Builds pride in regional history that transcends borders

  • Fosters love and conservation of nature through his landscapes

  • Honors the sacrifice of the military with his WWII art and writings

  • Nourishes the soul of every person

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