Tyler Museum of Art Newsletter: March 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 March, the art activity will be a yarn painting that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. The event will be held at the museum on March 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:

Lee N. Smith III, Black Night for Bluefish and Giants in Centerville

This lesson plan contains the Texas TEKS for Elementary, Middle, and High School art teachers. Students will study Lee N. Smith III’s two compositions Black Night for the Bluefish and Giants in Centerville. Specifically, the students will learn about the artist’s use of two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements in the artworks. Then, the class will create their own diptych that includes a collage and a painting.

To access the lesson plan, click here!

For information on the artwork, click here!

Elements and Principles of Design

This lesson plan and following activity 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

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 is to celebrate art education in the East Texas community. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Betsy Ellis through the Ellis Family Foundation.

The exhibition will open on March 26, 2023 and it will close on May 21, 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: April 3rd, 2023.

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