Fall Lecture Series Delabano


The Tyler Museum of Art welcomes acclaimed Texas artist Martin Delabano for the second program in its 2014 Fall Lecture Series at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College campus. Admission is free.

Delabano, a Dallas resident whose artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States, will speak on "Creating and the Art of Having a Conversation with One's Self" in connection with the TMA exhibition Contemporary Texas: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Delabano’s 1986 cast-iron sculpture "Contemplation Mask #2” is featured in the exhibition, which continues through Nov. 30 in the TMA’s North Gallery.

A small reception will follow Delabano’s program. The event is open to the public but seating is limited, so RSVPs are requested by calling (903) 595-1001. The 2014 TMA Fall Lecture Series is sponsored by Target and an anonymous donor. For information, visit www.tylermuseum.org.

Oct. 19 also marks the final opportunity to view the popular exhibition Goodnight Rose City, organized by the TMA in collaboration with the Junior League of Tyler and based on the children’s book published by the JLT. Close to 4,000 visitors have toured the exhibition since its opening in mid-July.

Goodnight Rose City brings together three distinct perspectives celebrating the iconic themes and locations of Tyler, showcasing the 15 original watercolor book illustrations by local artist Lindsay Boone. Framing each illustration, archival photographs highlight historic views of the familiar Tyler subjects while original new images by photojournalist Herb Nygren Jr. of the Tyler Morning Telegraph capture views of present day. Exhibition admission is free.

The TMA, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. across from Wagstaff Gymnasium on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; the Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The TMA is supported by its Members, the City of Tyler, and Tyler Junior College. For information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit www.tylermuseum.org.