TMA Provides Local Elementary Students with Opportunity to Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month

9.26.2012

The Tyler Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it will be distributing complimentary children’s tickets to The Wyeths Across Texas to participating, local elementary schools in celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month.

Over the next few days, local Kindergarten through 5th grade students will receive a ticket to The Wyeths Across Texas on view at the TMA.

“The Wyeths Across Texas is a very important exhibition for elementary children to see,” said Ken Tomio, TMA Head of Education. “All of the Wyeths started getting serious about art at a young age and look what they have accomplished. The visual arts are very important for children to encounter and we hope families will take advantage of this great opportunity.”

The Wyeths Across Texas features works by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth from public and private collections throughout Texas. N.C. Wyeth illustrated a number of classics including Treasure Island, Deerslayer, The Mysterious Stranger and many others. Andrew Wyeth created a multitude of scenes and landscapes from Pennsylvania and Maine. Jamie Wyeth offers a wide variety of subject matter but focuses a great deal on animals. Paintings of dogs, cows, sea gulls and other animals can be seen in the current exhibition. Organized by the TMA, the exhibition will be on view through December 9.

October was established as National Arts and Humanities Month in 1993. The concept for the month grew out of National Arts Week, which began in 1985. National Arts and Humanities Month is widely celebrated across the United States.

The Tyler Museum of Art exists as an educational and cultural center to enrich the lives of East Texas citizens and visitors through the collection, preservation, study, exhibition, interpretation, and celebration of the visual arts. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit www.tylermuseum.org.