American Artists in Italy


In celebration of the final week of the exhibition Mediterranea: American Art from the Graham D. Williford Collection, the Tyler Museum of Art will present a special lecture program by Dr. Clair Robertson of the University of Texas at Tyler on Sunday, June 22 at the Museum.

Titled “American Artists in Italy in the Mid-19th Century,” the program gets under way at 2 p.m. at TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. across from Wagstaff Gymnasium on the Tyler Junior College campus. Admission is free, but reservations are requested by calling (903) 595-1001. A brief reception will follow the lecture program.

Dr. Robertson holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Kansas and an M.A. from Texas Christian University, and has served as assistant professor of art history at UT Tyler since 2011. Her program Sunday will focus on the perspective of American expatriate painters inspired by Italian history and culture of the 1800s as seen in Mediterranea, an exhibition featuring close to 70 works by acclaimed U.S. artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The show, organized by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at University of Oklahoma and made possible by a loan from the Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust, continues through Sunday, June 29 at the TMA. For information, visit