Tyler Museum of Art Newsletter: April 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!

19th Annual High School Art Exhibition

The High School Exhibition presents 96 artworks from East Texas high school art students. 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.

When you visit the museum, you can vote for your favorite artwork. The votes will be counted throughout the span of the show, and the winner will be awarded Viewer’s Choice. The exhibition is currently open and will close on May 21st, 2023.

For information on the exhibit, 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 April, the art activity will be a mosaic folk art activity that celebrates the Spring Season. The event will be held at the museum on April 8th, 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:

Melissa Miller’s Anima

This lesson plan contains the Texas TEKS for Elementary, Middle, and High School art teachers. Students will learn about Melissa Miller’s etching Anima and how she is influenced by narratives like Aesop’s Fables. Next, the students will learn about using pen and ink techniques that create a similar effect to Miller’s etching process. Afterwards, the students will be arranged into groups and will create a scene-by-scene narrative of their assigned narrative from Aesop’s Fable.

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!

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: May 1st, 2023.

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