Tyler Museum of Art

The architectural firm of E. Davis Wilcox and Associates designed the new 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2) two-story museum, which had its grand opening on April 1, 1971, on the east side of the Tyler Junior College. Three galleries are contained within the building, two 2,000 square feet (190 m2) galleries and a smaller 1,000 square feet (93 m2) gallery.
Since 1971, the museum has acquired over 1,500 works for its permanent collection. Encouragement is given to local student artists through the museum’s sponsorship of the annual high school art exhibition. Tours, workshops, lectures, films and talks are offered throughout the year. Past events include a Texas Writers’ Series. Members of the public are encouraged to apply as Docents.
The museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. A board of trustees oversees the activities of the museum. Funding comes from public contributions and some local municipality assistance. The local school district financially supports the educational endeavors at the museum.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: paintings, Photography, printmaking and sculptures

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