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

Tough by Nature

through July 12, 2015

Tough By Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West culminates a two-decade “labor of love” for Lanker, a native of Kansas City, Mo., who grew up in Wichita, Kansas.

An artistic journey that began at Wichita State University eventually led her to travel through 13 Western states, documenting the rich histories of more than 50 iconic women of the region through interviews, sketching, painting and photography.

Free through July 12