Tyler Museum of Art showing works by Texas artists in its permanent collection

Published on Thursday, 7 December 2017 17:11 - Written by

DANNY MOGLE, news@tylerpaper.com

Work by some of the best artists based in Texas is going on view in Tyler Museum of Art. 

All the pieces are part of the museum's growing permanent collection and span a wide range of styles and subject matter. Since it opened in 1971, the museum has been drawing attention to Texas talent.

"Contemporary Texas II: Selections from the Permanent Collection" opens on Sunday and continues through Feb. 25, 2018. The museum is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., on Tyler Junior College campus. 

The 25 pieces that the museum's Caleb Bell selected for the show include some that have not been displayed for more than a decade and new acquisitions, a news release said.

“We are hoping with this exhibition to offer a rare chance to view some of the most celebrated works from the TMA’s Permanent Collection together in one exhibition, and we’re particularly excited to have the occasion to show several acquisitions to our patrons for the first time,” Bell said in a prepared statement.

The exhibition includes art Paul Booker, Vernon Fisher, Randy Twaddle and Sydney Philen Yeager. 

In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum will hold its free First Friday tours at 11 a.m. Jan. 5 and Feb. 2; and Family Days from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.