Tyler Museum of Art Newsletter: September 2022

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Tales of the Unknown: A Retrospective of Linda Blackburn’s Work

Tales of the Unknown: A Retrospective of Linda Blackburn’s Work celebrates the art and the life of the abstract artist Linda Blackburn. She was born in 1941 and she passed away in 2022. She created paintings, drawings, and ceramics of western films, cowboy imagery, and motifs from famous movies.

The exhibition is currently open, and it will close on September 11th, 2022.

For information on the artwork, click here!

For information about the exhibition, click here!

Texas! Collection Swap with the Grace Museum Exhibition

The Grace Museum Collection Swap exhibition features various artworks that range in medium, style, and art movements. The selection of artwork celebrates many artists who are also part of the Tyler Museum of Art’s permanent collection.  

The exhibition is currently open and it will close on November 27th, 2022.

For information about the artwork, click here!

Educational Activities and Events

Family Day: In Person

Starting this September, the Tyler Museum of Art is bringing back the Family Day: In Person Event! This event is held every second Saturday of the month from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the museum. The event will have art activities for children and students of all ages, art books to read for all ages, coloring pages of the museum’s permanent collection, and snacks. All art activities are compliant with the TEKS. Additionally, all Family Day participants will get free admission to the exhibitions. 

For September, the art activity will be a Styrofoam printmaking event that celebrates the prints found in the Linda Blackburn Exhibition and the Grace Museum Collection Swap exhibition. The event will be held at the museum on September 10th, 2022 between 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

For more information on the Family Day Event, click here!

Teacher Appreciation at the Tyler Museum of Art

On the same day as the Family Day Event, the Tyler Museum of Art will hold a Teacher Appreciation event. All teachers can visit the museum and, by showing their active Teacher ID, can visit exhibitions for free. Additionally, we will provide packets that contain teaching resources for kindergarten through high school art teachers.

The event will be held on September 10th, 2022 between 10:00am – 5:00pm.

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


Lesson Plan:

Daniel Blagg’s Mixmaster

This lesson plan contains the Texas TEKS for Elementary, Middle, and High School art teachers. Students will learn about Daniel Blagg’s presentation of old and forgotten architecture in his painting Mixmaster. Afterwards, the students will create a composition that highlights an old and historic landmark or location found in their town.

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!

Student Exhibitions

2022 Day of the Dead Art Exhibition

The Day of the Dead Middle School Art Exhibition is an annual event held at the TMA. Students between the grade levels of 5th grade – 8th grade are eligible to create artworks in their classrooms that celebrate the cultural festivities of Día de los Muertos.

The art activity is to be determined by the teacher and can be either a three-dimensional or a two-dimensional project. Examples of the artworks include: ofrendas, alebrijes, and drawings/paintings/prints/or sculptures that depict the iconography or culture of the holiday.

Once the project is completed, the teacher will select 30 – 35 pieces from each participating grave level to deliver to the museum. The artwork will be delivered to the museum between October 10, 2022 – October 21, 2022, which includes weekends.

The artwork will be exhibited in the museum’s education gallery. The exhibition will be free and open to the public from October 30, 2022 – November 6, 2022. The museum will hold a reception for the event on November 5, 2022, and more information about the reception will be released as we get closer to the event.

The goal of this event is to showcase student artwork and encourage middle school students to learn more about Mexico’s culture and festivities. 

Middle school teachers need to email the museum at ranthony@tylermuseum.org to let the education department know you want to participate in the event.

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: October 3rd, 2022.

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