TJC’s Black & Gold Exhibit on Tour

Discover 85 Years of History


(TYLER, TX) November 28, 2011 – Visitors will enjoy a special First Friday Art Tour at the Tyler Museum of Art of an exhibition that offers viewers a comprehensive revue of 85 years at Tyler Junior College on Friday, December 2. Tyler Junior College: Black & Gold Exhibition–Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future includes items from both College and private collections, and showcases old photographs, uniforms, sports memorabilia, and more. The free tour begins at 11:00 a.m. and reservations may be made by calling 903.595.1001.

“In a brief tour of the Black & Gold Exhibit, David Demic, a TJC senior faculty member (retired), will give a concise history of TJC's 85 year history as well as point out some of the memorabilia significant to TJC,” said Marian Jackson, TJC’s Director of Library Services, Vaughn Library. “Visitors can hear–in the words of former students from each of the eight decades–what TJC has meant to them and some of their memories of their days here. Come take a walk with us down TJC's memory lane!" The tours generally last under an hour, and visitors are invited to stay after the tour and enjoy a fresh-made lunch in the Museum Café.

The exhibition opened November 18 and was organized, curated and installed through the efforts of the TJC Social Activities Committee and B. L. Winn Consulting along with donations from the TJC Alumni Association, TJC departments, faculty and staff, and other generous community donors. The exhibition will be on view through February 12, 2012 in the Museum’s Bell Gallery.

The Tyler Museum of Art, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.) Lunch is available in the Museum Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and the TMA Gift Shop is open during Museum hours. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit