The TMA Announces Seniors’ Day, June 28

Sponsored by Atria Copeland & Atria Willow Park


TYLER, TX (June 21, 2010) – The Tyler Museum of Art invites seniors age 65 and up to experience Babar’s Museum of Art for free during Seniors’ Day, set for Monday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A complimentary lunch will be served during two seatings, which begin at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Food for the event has been sponsored by Atria Copeland and Atria Willow Park of Tyler. Space is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by calling the Tyler Museum of Art at 903.595.1001. Please reserve your space by Thursday, June 24 at 5:00 p.m.

“Seniors’ Days are an important part of the Tyler Museum of Art’s adult education programming,” says TMA Head of Education, Mr. Ken Tomio. “We are fortunate to be able to offer free lunches to our Seniors’ Day visitors, due in part to support from our sponsor.” Participants of Seniors’ Day find that the event is an unique opportunity to experience the world of fine arts, as well as a chance to socialize and enjoy an afternoon at the Museum.

Seniors’ Day visitors will enjoy three exhibitions currently on view at the TMA including Babar’s Museum of Art, The American Indian through the Eyes of Edward S. Curtis, and Cherokee Beadwork: Finding a Lost Art.

For more information and to reserve space, please call the Tyler Museum of Art at 903-595-1001. Information is also available through the TMA website, Babar’s Museum of Art is organized by Mary Ryan Gallery, NYC. Major Sponsor is Anonymous. Supporting Sponsor is the Julietta Jarvis Foundation, Inc. Sponsors are Kay Arms and June and Steve Hillis. Collectors Circle Sponsors are the Byars Foundation, Mrs. Jack King Sr., Margaret and Jim Perkins, Myrtis D. Smith and Betty and Dick Summers. Corporate Member Sponsors are Southside Bank and Texas Oncology – Tyler. Media Sponsors are BSCENE Magazine, CBS 19-KYTX, East Texas Radio Group, KLTV Channel 7, and Piney Woods Live.

The American Indian through the Eyes of Edward S. Curtis is organized by the Tyler Museum of Art and is sponsored by the Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust. Cherokee Beadwork: Finding a Lost Art is organized by the TMA, guest-curated by Martha Berry and sponsored by Hibbs-Hallmark Company. The Tyler Museum of Art 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 exhibition hours. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit