Fall Lecture Series III at TMA

Featuring Jed Morse, Curator for Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas


October 25, 2010 (TYLER, TX) – The third installment of the Tyler Museum of Art’s Fall Lecture series will feature guest speaker Jed Morse, Curator for Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and is scheduled for Thursday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. Mr. Morse’s lecture is titled “Form & Substance: The Art of George Tobolowsky,” and will focus on the Museum’s current exhibition by the same title. The lecture will be held in the TMA Classroom, and is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for TMA Members.

George Tobolowsky is a Dallas-based sculptor whose works are composed from salvaged metal. During his talk, Morse will speak on the artist’s work in relation to the long tradition of welded steel sculpture in the United States. “I met [George] a few years ago and was really impressed with how accomplished he was as a sculptor, despite the fact that he had returned to making sculpture after such a long hiatus,” said Morse. Tobolowsky minored in sculpture as an undergraduate at Southern Methodist University in the early 1970s, but it wasn’t until 2006 that he had his first solo exhibition. As Curator for Nasher Sculpture Center, Morse oversees the institution’s more than 300 sculptures and twentieth-century paintings and drawings.

Substance & Form: The Art of George Tobolowsky is presented free of charge at the Tyler Museum of Art. Contributors are Kay Arms, Barbara and Donald Zale, Myra and Stuart Prescott, and Debbie and Ira Tobolowsky. Collectors’ Circle Sponsors are Betty and Dick Summers. The TMA is supported by its Members, Tyler Junior College and the City of Tyler.

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 www.tylermuseum.org.