Between the States &
The American Civil War's Impact on Tyler

through February 15, 2015

Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection commemorates the 150th anniversary of the war and highlights the photographic processes of the period. Because photography was in its infancy and could not capture the action of the war, artists such as Mathew Brady and James Gardner relied upon their artistic sensibilities to create stirring images that brought the graphic, sobering reality of the war home to the American public like never before.

The American Civil War’s Impact on Tyler highlights the home front and frames the war from the perspective of Smith County. The local community sent their sons and brothers to the front, guarded Union prisoners at Camp Ford and manufactured weapons at the Tyler ordnance works on the Square.

Together, these exhibitions will honor the heritage of those who served and tell the story of a community at war through photographs, maps and historical artifacts. The TMA is proud to collaborate with the Goodman-LeGrand House & Museum, Smith County Historical Society, the University of Texas at Tyler and several private collectors to increase awareness of the technological, scientific and human impact of the war.

Guest curated by Letha Clair Robertson, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Tyler


Selected press
The Dallas Morning News
Tyler Exhibition Documents the Emotional Toll of the Civil War

Flow into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist

through February 1, 2015

The Lone Star State is home to phenomenal artists who create work that excites, challenges, and expands the minds of their audiences. Some of the most accomplished Texas artists live and work in East and North Texas. Just like the rest of us, they sometimes fall in love and marry.

When two artists marry, the art they produce either together or individually can be amusing or spiritual, vibrant or serene, but always connected in some way.

Flow into the Mystic features the work of six married couples – twelve artists who open their lives for us to share. The artists spotlighted are Jack and Vera Barnett, Gary and Daphne Hatcher, Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby, Benito Huerta and Janet Chaffee, Dewane and Alexis Serio Hughes, and James R. and Philana Oliphant Pace.


Selected press
Tyler Morning Telegraph
New TMA Art Exhibit Explores 6 Couples