TMA pays tribute to Tyler in exhibit

Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 23:45 - Written by From Staff Reports

Tyler Museum of art will open a new exhibition on Sunday that pays tribute to the Rose City and the museum’s long partnership with Junior League of Tyler.

“Goodnight Rose City” will run through Oct. 19.

The show is inspired by a children’s book of the same name from the Junior League which uses illustrations by East Texas artist Lindsay Boone to highlight the culture and landmarks of Tyler.

Along with Boone’s colorful illustrations, the exhibition will feature historical images of Tyler and more recent photographs by Tyler Morning Telegraph photojournalist Herb Nygren Jr., TMA Executive Director Chris Leahy said in a prepared statement.

The museum will have an area for children to read the book and create their own “Goodnight Rose City” illustrations.

Leahey said the exhibit pays homage to The Picture Ladies, volunteers from Tyler Service League (predecessor to the Junior League) who during the 1950s and ’60s, made presentations about art in school classrooms. Their efforts are credited with the laying the groundwork for creating the museum.

The museum is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., across from Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gymnasium. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 903- 595-1001 or visitwww.tylermuseum.org .

Jon Perry is communications and membership coordinator at Tyler Museum of Art.