Contemporary Texas: Selections from the Permanent Collection

August 3-November 30, 2014

When the TMA made the decision to form a Permanent Collection, a pronounced emphasis was placed on collecting contemporary Texas art. Contemporary Texas: Selections from the Permanent Collection highlights close to 30 stellar works the Museum has acquired over the past few decades – including pieces by Terry Allen, David Bates, Vernon Fisher, Melissa Miller, James Surls and many other contemporary Texas artists.

Contemporary Texas provides a rare opportunity to view some of the most celebrated works from the TMA’s Permanent Collection together in a single exhibition, offering a glimpse into the Museum’s rich history and its indelible place in the Texas art scene over the past few decades.


Goodnight Rose City

July 13-October 19, 2014

Goodnight Rose City, inspired by the popular new children’s book published by the Junior League of Tyler, Inc., brings together three distinctive perspectives celebrating the best of our beloved city.

Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art in collaboration with the Junior League, this summer exhibition showcases the fifteen original book illustrations by local artist Lindsay Boone. Framing each illustration, archival photographs showcase the past while original new images by Tyler photojournalist Herb Nygren Jr. observe present day.

Drawn together, these pieces highlight themes and locations that make Tyler such a wonderful place to live and work.

This exhibition is made possible through a generous loan from the Junior League of Tyler as well as numerous other community partners.