Tyler Museum of Art Newsletter: October 2022

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Framing the Narrative: Photographs from the Permanent Collection

Framing the Narrative: Photographs from the Permanent Collection exhibits photographs selected from the Tyler Museum of Art’s photography collection. Each artist presented in the exhibition uses different styles and methods of photography. Their compositions depicts unique and relatable presentations of people, landscapes, and animals.

The exhibition will open on October 9, 2022, and it will close on January 8, 2023.

For information on the artwork, 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!

For information about the exhibition, click here!

Educational Activities and Events

Family Day: In Person

The Tyler Museum of Art’s Family Day program 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 October, the art activity will be a paper sugar skull collage activity that celebrates the history and culture of Día de los Muertos. The event will be held at the museum on October 8th, 2022 between 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

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

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


Lesson Plan:

Valton Tyler’s Freezing Point

This lesson plan contains the Texas TEKS for Elementary, Middle, and High School art teachers. Students will learn about the unique art style found in Vaton Tyler’s etching Freezing Point as well as the shading method of cross hatching. Afterwards, the students will create an ink drawing that mixes architecture with natural imagery.

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. Once the project is completed, the teacher will select 30 – 35 pieces from each participating grade 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 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.

Participating middle school teachers need to email the museum at ranthony@tylermuseum.org to let the education department know when you will deliver the artwork to the museum.  

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: November 1st, 2022.

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