Eye Like It!

The image at the top of the screen is from a piece held in our Permanent Collection. It is a graphite drawing by James Surls titled Bless Her Soul, done in 1986. According to his website, Surls “(was born on) April 19th, 1943 in Terrell, Texas. He graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College inContinue reading “Eye Like It!”

One of Our Brightest Stars

This is eye-catching painting is “Wheatfield with Woods and Wanderer- Silent Wood” by Gregory Horndeski. Its vibrant colors are done with acrylics on linen, mounted on Masonite. Around the frame is A. Dvorak’s “Silent Woods” Opus 68 No. 5 for cello and piano. You can watch a short description of this painting on our YouTubeContinue reading “One of Our Brightest Stars”

The Wonderful Art at TJC

Everyone knows that Tyler Junior College is one of the top junior colleges in the nation, but not everyone realizes how much public art there is to experience all around the campus. With a few exceptions, the artwork found both indoors and outdoors in and around the many buildings was made by current or previousContinue reading “The Wonderful Art at TJC”

Ode to East Texas: Paintings by Lee Jamison

For the past several decades, Lee Jamison has traveled around capturing the people and places that make East Texas so unique. His impressionistic paintings spotlight subjects ranging from picturesque pastures to iconic downtowns. Grouped together in this exhibition, Jamison’s work celebrates the essence and mystique of the region. It will be open until February 7,Continue reading “Ode to East Texas: Paintings by Lee Jamison”

Middle School Day of the Dead

This year we had more than 500 students participate in our Annual Day of the Dead Celebration. Their work varied from carefully rendered drawings of loved ones to elaborate altars made to celebrity singers, actors, and artists. Here are a few pictures from this unique exhibit. A video of the entire show can be seenContinue reading “Middle School Day of the Dead”

The Ballerina, That Blue Sculpture, and Those Concrete Canoes

If you have walked across the University of Texas at Tyler’s campus, you undoubtedly noticed a gigantic steel snapping turtle sunning itself on the levee between the library and the Administration Building. The turtle, titled East Texas Watch Dog, is the creation of Texas artist Joe Barrington, and has been an iconic part of lifeContinue reading “The Ballerina, That Blue Sculpture, and Those Concrete Canoes”

Day of the Dead Artwork Now on Display

Did you know the TMA has more than 650 pieces of Mexican folk art in its collection? A lot of this amazing artwork celebrates the Day of the Dead coming up at the end of this month, and you can see some of these rare and unusual works of art in our lobby case rightContinue reading “Day of the Dead Artwork Now on Display”

UT Tyler Education and Psychology Murals Nearing Completion!

Students from the UT Tyler Art Department have been working on murals in the HPR building for the Department of Education and Psychology since January. There are five murals in progress, each one utilizing a unique artistic approach to communicate a different core value of education or psychology. Lauren Alexander, Veronica Vinaja, Jordan Bennett, KileyContinue reading “UT Tyler Education and Psychology Murals Nearing Completion!”

New Show up in the University Center at UT Tyler

Last spring Dr. Magnusen, Assistant Professor of Art History at UT Tyler, curated a show alongside Dr. Kyle Gullings, Associate Professor of Music at UT Tyler. This show was the third annual collaboration of its kind at UT Tyler, pairing art students with music students to make work in conjunction with one another. Each pieceContinue reading “New Show up in the University Center at UT Tyler”