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You have found the TMA’s Education Department’s blog. This is where you can find all sorts of information about what’s going on at the museum, local schools, and East Texas’ art community. Also, please check out our YouTube Channel by clicking on the button near the bottom of this page. There you will find videos of students’ work, interviews with artists and educators, virtual tours of the TMA’s exhibitions, and resources for educators and parents. You can also follow our Facebook and Instagram pages, and visit the TMA’s website at https://tylermuseum.org/ .

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The Wonderful Art at TJC

Everyone knows that Tyler Junior College is one of the top junior colleges in the nation, but not everyone realizes how much public art there is to experience all around the campus. With a few exceptions, the artwork found both indoors and outdoors in and around the many buildings was made by current or previousContinue reading “The Wonderful Art at TJC”

Ode to East Texas: Paintings by Lee Jamison

For the past several decades, Lee Jamison has traveled around capturing the people and places that make East Texas so unique. His impressionistic paintings spotlight subjects ranging from picturesque pastures to iconic downtowns. Grouped together in this exhibition, Jamison’s work celebrates the essence and mystique of the region. It will be open until February 7,Continue reading “Ode to East Texas: Paintings by Lee Jamison”

The Ballerina, That Blue Sculpture, and Those Concrete Canoes

If you have walked across the University of Texas at Tyler’s campus, you undoubtedly noticed a gigantic steel snapping turtle sunning itself on the levee between the library and the Administration Building. The turtle, titled East Texas Watch Dog, is the creation of Texas artist Joe Barrington, and has been an iconic part of lifeContinue reading “The Ballerina, That Blue Sculpture, and Those Concrete Canoes”

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