Tyler Museum of Art Newsletter: May 2022

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18th Annual High School Art Exhibition

The High School Exhibition presents 86 artworks from East Texas high school art students. The goal is to celebrate art education in the East Texas community. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Betsy Ellis through the Ellis Family Foundation.

When you visit the museum, you can vote for your favorite artwork. The votes will be counted throughout the span of the show, and the winner will be awarded Viewer’s Choice. The exhibition is currently open and will close on May 22nd, 2022.

For information on the exhibit, click here!

Student and Teacher: Works by Charles Criner and Dr. John Biggers

The Student and Techer: Works by Charles Criner and Dr. John Biggers exhibition will examine the works made by the teacher Dr. John Biggers. His work will be paired with the artworks of his student, Charles Criner. The exhibition allows the viewers to see how the teacher’s style influenced the student’s work.

The exhibition will open on May 15th, 2022 and it will close on August 14th, 2022.

For information about the artwork, click here!

Educational Activities and Events

Family Day To Go Packets

Each second Saturday of the month, the TMA creates a free take-home-packet for students ranged from kindergarten to 12th grade. It includes themed art activities, art supplies, and a snack. All of the activities are compliant with the TEKS.

For May, the packets will contain Cinco de Mayo and the Tyler Museum of Art’s Boeckman Collection folk art activities. The packets will be available for pick-up at the museum on April 14th, 2022.

For more information on the Family Day To Go packets, click here!

TMA Lesson Plans for Elementary, Middle School, and High School

Lesson Plan:

Piero Fenci’s White Crown Turbine

This lesson plan contains the Texas TEKS for Elementary, Middle, and High School art teachers. Students will learn about abstract art and Piero Fenci’s style of abstraction found in his ceramic work White Crown Turbine. Then, the class will choose a machine found in every-day life and make an abstract non-functional ceramic sculpture based on the selected machine.

To access the lesson plan, click here!

For information on the artwork, click here!

Elements and Principles of Design

This lesson plan defines each of the principles and elements of design. Art examples of each element and principle are included with the vocabulary words. The artworks used in the lesson are from the Tyler Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

To access the lesson plan, click here!

For information on the artwork, click here!

Schedule a School Tour with the Tyler Museum of Art

Planning a School Tour

If you are interested in scheduling a tour for your students at the museum, please contact ranthony@tylermuseum.org and provide the following information:

  • The grade level of the visiting students;
  • The number of students who will attend;
  • And, three days in your class schedule that are available for the tour.

For more information, click here!

Tyler Museum of Art Connection

For more information about the Tyler Museum of Art’s events, activities, and educational tours:

Email: ranthony@tylermuseum.org

Call: 903 – 595 – 1001

The next TMA Newsletter will be sent to teachers on: June 1st, 2022.

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