Every year, the Tyler Museum of Art holds a student exhibition for 5th through 8th grade middle school students in the East Texas area. The goal of the exhibition is for middle school students to learn about the cultural festivities of Día de los Muertos. Then, the students create artworks that exhibits the cultural iconography of the holiday. When the artworks are completed, the teachers will select the pieces that will be exhibited in the education gallery.
This year, we had 22 schools, 29 teachers, and 680 total students in the East Texas area participate in the exhibition. Their work ranged from three-dimensional ofrendas to two-dimensional compositions that depict the iconography and art historical themes of Día de los Muertos.
The exhibition opened on October 30, 2022, and it will close on November 6, 2022. Additionally, the museum will hold a reception for the student exhibition on November 5, 2022 at 2:00pm.
A flyer for the event can be downloaded in the link below:
The museum has a lesson plan that explains the history and iconography of Día de los Muertos. It contains the Texas TEKS for elementary, middle, and high school art teachers. The lesson plan can be accessed here. Or, it can be downloaded in the link below.
Here is a visual overview of the 2022 Middle School Día de los Muertos Exhibition:
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