Free Family Day this Saturday!

Discover Early Texas Artist L.O. Griffith


(TYLER, TX) December 6, 2010 – The second Saturday of the month means free family fun at the Tyler Museum of Art. Join us for an afternoon of discovery during Family Day on Saturday, December 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the TMA classroom. Children will enjoy free art activities designed to enrich their understanding of L.O. Griffith: Painting the Texas Landscape, an exhibition featuring landscape paintings by early Texas artist L.O. (Louis Oscar) Griffith. Participants will be guided through free art activities designed to reflect and develop themes and techniques presented in the exhibition. The event is free and open to the public, and during Family Day hours, admission to the exhibition is discounted to $5 for adults, and $3 for students and seniors. Children ages 12 and under enter the exhibition at no charge. This Family Day event is sponsored by the Helen S. Boylan Foundation.

“The education department developed some great activities for this event, including an art hunt, during which children will be challenged to find works of art in the gallery using only a detail of the painting for identification purposes,” said Ken Tomio, TMA Head of Education. “This event offers parents an easy way to cultivate an appreciation of fine arts in their children, as well as a fun way to spend the afternoon together.”

Light refreshments are provided during Family Day activities. Family Days are offered free to the public on the second Saturday of every month.

The Tyler Museum of Art is supported by its members, Tyler Junior College, and the City of Tyler. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the TMA 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