The Education Blog contains a variety of educational resources, lesson plans, and informational posts about art events. The following archive system will help you find specific posts. Dates by Month Click on each date to see the posts made in each month: Categories Click on the categories to see specific posts: Tag List Click onContinue reading “TMA Education Blog: Archive”
Tag Archives: Derek Frazier
How to Visit a Museum
This short video will tell you how it’s done!
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!
This East Texas Art Community article was written by Joshua Crockett, a Fall 2020 University of Texas at Tyler Intern at the Tyler Museum of Art. The lesson plan was edited by Derek Frazier, the Tyler Museum of Art Interpretation Manager. Students from the UT Tyler Art Department have been working on murals in theContinue reading “UT Tyler Education and Psychology Murals Nearing Completion!”