The Wyeths Across Texas at the Tyler Museum of Art

8.15.2012

The Wyeths Across Texas opens at the Tyler Museum of Art on September 7 and will include works by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth drawn from public and private collections across Texas.

This exciting exhibition will bring to the public and a new generation a rare opportunity to experience works by America’s most famous family of 20th century artists. The Wyeths Across Texas will be the first major exhibition featuring works by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth to be presented in Texas in 25 years.

On September 7 through September 9, the Museum will offer special tours through the exhibition led by Victoria Wyeth. Ms. Wyeth is the great-grandchild of N.C., only grandchild of Andrew and niece of realist Jamie Wyeth. As a family member, Ms. Wyeth will offer guests an intimate and unique look into the lives and works of these three artists. She will also present a public lecture titled “The Life and Times of Andrew Wyeth” on September 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jean Browne Theatre located on the campus of TJC. Tour spots and lecture seats are limited, so call the Museum at (903) 595-1001 or visit tylermuseum.org to purchase tickets today.

An exhibition catalog to commemorate this special exhibition will be published by the TMA and will include an essay by art historian Dr. Henry Adams. Adams, Professor of American Art at Case Western Reserve University, will present the lecture “The Wyeth Family Through Three Generations: The Generations of Genius” on October 28 at 2:00 p.m., sponsored by the Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust.

Dr. Randall Griffin, art history professor at Southern Methodist University, will present the lecture “Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World and the Vulnerable Body” on September 30 at 2:00 p.m. Other events related to this exhibition include First Friday Art Tours, Family Days, Seniors’ Day, children’s art activities and many more.

The Wyeths Across Texas was organized by the TMA and will be on view from September 7 through December 9, 2012. Sponsorships are still available for this major exhibition. For more information on the exhibition and available sponsorship opportunities, call the Museum at (903) 595-1001 or visit tylermuseum.org today. After Tyler, The Wyeths Across Texas will travel to the El Paso Museum of Art.

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.

Sponsors for The Wyeths Across Texas to date:
Lead Sponsor – In honor of John & Mary M. Tracy, by James E. Walker
Supporter – Kay S. Arms, Bank of Tyler, Ellen & John Musselman, Joyce & Bill Pirtle, Mrs. Lanier Richey, The Robert M. Rogers Foundation
Contributor – Frances Cowan Gibson, Myrtis D. Smith
Friend – Austin Bank, Brookshire Grocery Company, Dr. Harold & Eleanor Cameron, Martha and Randy Key, Rebecca and Steve Manley, Lisa & Bob Matush, Louise Owen, Mary John Spence, Betty and Dick Summers, Target
Collectors’ Circle Platinum – Byars Foundation, The Robert M. Rogers Foundation
Collector’s Circle Gold – June & Steve Hillis, Sheryl Rogers Palmer, Mrs. Watson Simons, Myrtis D. Smith
Community Partners – BSCENE Magazine, KYTX CBS-19, Sunny 106.5 and The Ranch 104.1, Tyler Morning Telegraph
Corporate Member Sponsor – Piney Woods Live