Day of the Dead exhibition opens at Tyler Museum of Art, features work of East Texas middle school students

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Filled with a colorful array of artwork, the Tyler Museum of Art celebrated the region’s diversity with its eighth annual Middle School Day of the Dead Art Exhibition.

The exhibit opened Sunday and will remain open through Nov. 5 at the museum at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Admission is free.

The exhibit features local student artwork in the museum’s Education Classroom and lobby.

Represented middle schools include Boulter, Dogan and Moore from Tyler Independent School District, along with All Saints Episcopal School, Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School, The Brook Hill School, Cumberland Academy, Frankston Middle School and Whitehouse Junior High, according to a news release.

On Sunday, the museum had an artists’ reception and celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the traditional Mexican holiday honoring memories of family and friends.

The reception included traditional food and art activities related to the holiday, according to the news release.

As part of the Day of the Dead celebration, an installation of selected pieces of Mexican folk art from the museum’s Laura and Dan Boeckman Collection will be on display through Nov. 5 in the lobby.

- Staff Reports