Family Day to Feature Form & Substance:

Kids See and Create Art at TMA


September 8, 2010 (TYLER, TX) – The Tyler Museum of Art welcomes families to the first free Family Day event of the fall season this Saturday, September 11 from 2–4 p.m. in the classroom. This month’s event will feature the new TMA exhibition, Form & Substance: The Art of George Tobolowsky, a selection of sculptures created by Texas-based George Tobolowsky, an artist known for transforming discarded metal pieces into energetic and compelling large-scale sculpture. Children are invited to create their own works of art through activities designed by TMA education staff to reflect themes and techniques represented in the exhibition. Light refreshments will be served, and visitors are encouraged to explore the exhibition.

Form & Substance is an exhibition that is sure to be a favorite of even our youngest visitors. Each piece is constructed from dynamic pieces of scrap metal – steel fan blades, gigantic hooks, coiling lengths of metal extractions – that combine to form works of art that are both familiar and strange,” said Ken Tomio, TMA Head of Education. “That combination is sure to inspire creativity in the participants of Family Day.” Admission to both the event and the exhibition are free.

Family Days are held every second Saturday at the Tyler Museum of Art. Each month, the event’s activities lend focus to one the of Museum’s current exhibitions offering an enriching and fun fine arts experience for children of all ages. Family Days are just one example of the many opportunities offered by the TMA that allow children and their parents to interact with each other and the Museum. For further information about all the educational programs offered by the TMA, log on to

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