The Art of the Brick®

July 10 - September 13, 2015

Coming to the Tyler Museum of Art as its first Texas stop on its national tour since 2010, The Art of the Brick® is a stunning exhibition featuring more than 25 works painstakingly sculpted out of LEGO® bricks by acclaimed artist Nathan Sawaya.

From Sawaya's artist statement:
On and off, I intentionally intermix subject matter that is steeped in heavy sentiment with the lighthearted and whimsical. The purpose of this is two-fold. I realize families and children are drawn to my art because of the unique medium in which it was created and I welcome that. But it is also a necessary break for me to create whimsy in addition to the construction of the complex human forms.

TMA Members: Free
Adults: $5
Seniors: $3
Students: Free
Children: Free

Reflections of East Texas

July 26 - September 27, 2015

Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art, this group exhibition of painting and photography spotlights five versatile artists – spanning the career spectrum from emerging to mid-career to established – either native to East Texas or currently living in the region. Keith Carter, Ted Ellis, Diane Frossard, Mike Perry and Franklin Demetrius Willis all have been profoundly influenced by their experiences in the area and continue to evoke those memories in their work.

Reflections of East Texas spotlights the tangible impact of the region on their artistic perspectives — often, but not always, directly expressed in their choice of subject matter. While the geographical boundaries are loose, the moods and feelings that are characteristic of a broader sense of the East Texas experience can be felt throughout.