Middle School Day of the Dead

This year we had more than 500 students participate in our Annual Day of the Dead Celebration. Their work varied from carefully rendered drawings of loved ones to elaborate altars made to celebrity singers, actors, and artists. Here are a few pictures from this unique exhibit. A video of the entire show can be seenContinue reading “Middle School Day of the Dead”

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”

Day of the Dead Artwork Now on Display

Did you know the TMA has more than 650 pieces of Mexican folk art in its collection? A lot of this amazing artwork celebrates the Day of the Dead coming up at the end of this month, and you can see some of these rare and unusual works of art in our lobby case rightContinue reading “Day of the Dead Artwork Now on Display”

UT Tyler Education and Psychology Murals Nearing Completion!

This East Texas Art Community article was written by Joshua Crockett, a Fall 2020 University of Texas at Tyler Intern at the Tyler Museum of Art. The lesson plan was edited by Derek Frazier, the Tyler Museum of Art Interpretation Manager. Students from the UT Tyler Art Department have been working on murals in theContinue reading “UT Tyler Education and Psychology Murals Nearing Completion!”