Lance Letscher (b. 1962). “The Tone,” 2015. Collage on masonite, 64 x 50 in. Courtesy of the artist and Conduit Gallery, Dallas.
Mark Lewis (b. 1959). “Boston Avenue (Looking North),” 2011-2012. Graphite and paper collage, 81 x 58 in. Courtesy of the artist
Collage is the art of combining different 2-D elements to make something brand new, and the artists featured in this exhibition are masters. The backgrounds and perspectives of Lance Letscher (Austin), Mary McCleary (Nacogdoches), and Mark Lewis (Tulsa, Okla.) are as varied as their work: Lance recycles images from newspapers, magazines, and catalogs to communicate brand new ideas; Mary makes complicated narratives in dazzling colors with buttons, trinkets, and brightly dyed fabrics; and Mark shares his experiences of working on the sidewalks of his native city in intricate paper images in shades of white, black, and gray. Here are some of the collages you will see.
We had a GREAT time in our summer camps! You can watch some of the movies we made by following this link:
TMA Education Station YouTube Channel
Now is the time to register for our 2016 Summer Camps. Each camp is one week long, from 9:00 – 12:00, and costs $95 (Designer’s Challenge is from 9:00 – 4:00 and $160). You can register via phone or online at the TMA’s website, http://www.tylermuseum.org. Here is what we are doing this summer:
Action! Through Art: June 13-17 (ages 6-8), June 20-24 (ages 9-12). Paint, print, and draw with sometimes surprising techniques and materials while moving your whole body.
Kinetic: Art That Moves You: June 27-July 1 (ages 6-8), July 11-15 (ages 9-12). Explore and make art that swirls, swings, sails, and spins in this sculpture-based class.
Let’s Go Lego: July 18-22 (ages 6-8), July 25-29 (ages 9-12). After we build with bricks the real fun starts when we use our creations as art-making tools.
Designer’s Challenge: August 1-5 (ages 13+). Machines, furniture, clothing- there is no telling what we will design and construct our of our mystery material.
Modern Masters: Twentieth Century Prints is now open. This fascinating exhibition features original prints by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Robert Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring, Christo, Jim Dine, and many other iconic artists made between 1923 and 2004. Influential artistic movements like Social Realism, Regionalism, Pop Art, and Photo-Realism are represented by over 30 etchings, screenprints, lithographs, serigraphs, and aquatints. Don’t miss it!
Andy Warhol, Mao.
Salvador Dali, Untitled.
Robert Lichtenstein, This Must Be the Place.
Henri Matisse, Large Girl Reading.
Christo, The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York.
Embracing Diverse Voices opens January 17th. This one-of-a-kind exhibition features sculpture, paintings, drawings, and prints by 24 African-Americans, including a complete series of screenprints by Jacob Lawrence, on of America’s most important artists. Other artists include: Romare Bearden and Reggy Gammon, two artists at the hear of the early Civil Rights Movement; John Biggers, the famed muralist; Elizabeth Catlett, who studied with Grant Wood; Kara Walker, one of the most influential artists working today; and Ernest C. Withers, whose photos of celebrities like Elvis Presley and James Brown are now iconic. Admission will be free!
The long-anticipated exhibition, “Ansel Adams: Early Works”, is now open to the public. When you visit, you will see 41 original prints developed and signed by the photographer himself. Some of his most iconic images are here, like Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, El Capitan, and Monolith, the Face of Half-Dome. You will also see his very first portfolio, published in 1927, and a rare photo of fellow-photographer, Alfred Stieglitz. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the American Southwest as seen through the eyes of one of our most influential artists!
From now until January 17, 2016, you can experience medium- and large-scale sculptures by Taos artist Candyce Garrett. Candyce apprenticed under Jesus Moroles, the highly influential Texas sculptor who passed away last June.
You can also take a walking tour of her monumental-scale works installed around the TJC campus. Walking guides are available at the front desk of the TMA.
A self-proclaimed “child of the 60’s,” Candyce studied art at Southern Methodist University and received her degree from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. Her work has been seen all over America in places like Marfa and Austin, Texas; Tulsa, OK; Aspen CO; and Dublin OH.