Tyler Museum of Art Newsletter: February 2023

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Childhood Shenanigans: Works by Lee. N. Smith III

Childhood Shenanigans: Works by Lee N. Smith III is a colorful exhibition that presents a mixture of two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions. The artist presents a whimsical childlike perception of the world. Exploring nature and comprehending the intricacies of a small town are common motifs in Smith’s artwork.

The exhibition is currently open, and it will close on April 23rd, 2023.

For information on the artwork, click here!

Framing the Narrative II: Photographs from the Permanent Collection

Framing the Narrative II is the counterpart to Framing the Narrative I. The new exhibition displays different photographs and artists that were selected from the Tyler Museum of Art’s photography collection. The goal of the two shows is to present a robust collection of photography by important and influential artists.

The exhibition is currently open, and it will close on March 12th, 2023. 

For information about the artwork, click here!

For information on 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 February, the art activity will be a multi-media collage Valentine’s Day card. The event will be held at the museum on February 11th, 2023 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:

Ann Stautberg, 9.6.99, A.M., Texas Coast, #9

This lesson plan contains the Texas TEKS for Elementary, Middle, and High School art teachers. The students will learn about Ann Stautberg’s methods of painting her photography, focusing on her photograph 9.6.99, A.M., Texas Coast, #9. Then, the class will use watercolor paints to paint their own photographs of the local architecture, landscape, or well known landmarks.

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!

To access the activity, click here!

For information on the artwork, click here!

Student Exhibitions

Previous Best in Show: 18th Annual High School Art Exhibition

Mario Barrios, class of 2021 – 2022, graphite on paper, framed in a window, Cumberland Academy High School.

19th Annual High School Art Exhibition

The 19th Annual High School Art Exhibition is a yearly student exhibition held at the museum. High school teachers in the East Texas area submit their student’s work to be exhibited in the museum’s gallery.

The goal of this event is to showcase high school artwork and encourage the East Texas community to see the amazing artwork created by local students.

High school teachers need to email the museum at ranthony@tylermuseum.org to let the education department know you want to participate in the event. Teachers can also call the museum at: (903) – 595 – 1001.

After you contact the education department or you receive an email from the museum inquiring your interest, you will receive the exhibition entry form and the art format requirements.

Participating teachers need to bring their selected student artwork to the museum between February 20th, 2023 and March 3rd, 2023.

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: March 1st, 2023.

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