TMA Education Blog: Archive

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”

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”

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”

Interview with local artist Jacoby McKenzie

For the past three years, the TMA has partnered with Tyler’s Valerosa Gallery to beautify the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy on the already beautiful UT Tyler campus. This year 50 works of art were installed throughout the building. You can watch an interview with Jacoby McKenzie, who also goes by the nameContinue reading “Interview with local artist Jacoby McKenzie”