11th Annual High School Art Exhibition

February 15-March 15, 2015

Since its debut in 2005, the Tyler Museum of Art’s High School Art Exhibition has provided close to 700 promising young local artists a unique opportunity to show their work in a museum exhibition – a substantial percentage of whom have chosen to pursue art and art history as college majors.

This year’s juried competition, the 11th Annual High School Art Exhibition, is the largest in the event’s history, showcasing the work of 52 students from eight high-school campuses in Tyler and nearby cities.

Participating schools include:
All Saints Episcopal School, Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School, Brownsboro High School Grace Community School, John Tyler High School, Robert E. Lee High School, Tatum High School, and Whitehouse High School.

Tin Toys & Raw Realities

March 1-June 28, 2015

Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art, Tin Toys & Raw Realities focuses on a specific body of work – lifelike canvases that highlight toys from the past – by celebrated Fort Worth artist John Hartley. His subjects, ranging from tin airplanes to lead soldiers, are as varied and diverse as his interests.

Each unique and labor-intensive piece is layered with meaning. Often inspired by contemporary social and political issues, his nostalgic works link the past, present and future together.

This exhibition features more than 20 paintings – some recently finished and never seen by the public – as well as toys from the artist’s private collection.