TYLER MUSEUM OF ART

aka TMA   |   Tyler, TX   |  www.tylermuseum.org

Mission

MISSION STATEMENT "The Tyler Museum of Art exists as an educational and cultural center to enrich the lives of East Texas citizens and visitors through the collection, preservation, study, exhibition, interpretation, and celebration of the visual arts." VISION STATEMENT "The Tyler Museum of Art will be a destination for people seeking a dynamic, culturally enriching experience in the visual arts."

Ruling year info

1968

Executive Director

Christopher Leahy

Main address

1300 S Mahon Ave

Tyler, TX 75701 USA

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EIN

75-6066618

NTEE code info

Art Museums (A51)

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Fine Art Exhibition

Opened in 1971, the Tyler Museum of Art has existed as an educational and cultural center to enrich the lives of the area's citizens and visitors. Hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed exhibitions and programs, and classes for adults and children have educated many more. While for a few very special exhibits and events admission is charged, most exhibits are free to the public. Members of the Museum are also invited to special opening receptions, gallery talks and members-only tours, as well as a variety of other programs throughout the year.

Annual attendance at the Museum has increased from 13,000 in FY 1998-1999 to almost 20,000 in FY 2003-2004. The highest annual attendance in the Museum's history was in 2002-2003 when the Tyler Museum of Art hosted an exhibition of works by Norman Rockwell and over 41,000 people visited the Museum.

Since 1974, over 100,000 Tyler Independent School District students have toured TMA as part of their school curriculum. During the 2003-2004 school year, nearly 5,000 second and fifth grade students from TISD, and other students from surrounding school districts, toured the Museum and participated in art activities. Teachers were provided with packets that included transparencies of artwork from the various collections, background information on the artists and suggestions for relating the Museum experience to classroom curriculum.

Exhibitions and programming at the Museum have developed as the East Texas population has changed as well. TMA recently collaborated with Tyler Junior College to present a "Latin Visions" project to showcase Hispanic artists and performers, and an exhibition of The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art was presented to reach out to diverse segments of the local population. Summer 2004's exhibition of Japanese Ceramics, and another showcasing a private collection of carved Chinese jade, allowed TMA to offer educational programming about other cultures around the world.

Since 2000, the full time Museum staff has grown from six to twelve, most of whom are extensively trained in their particular fields. The base of volunteers has also grown as more docents conduct the student tours and as more people work on the two major fundraisers that TMA offers each year.

The Tyler Museum of Art Board of Trustees and staff have set goals to seek the highest
quality exhibitions possible to present to the public; to hire the most professional staff available to conduct the programs; and to improve the facility to accommodate visitors and exhibitions. The Museum's Strategic Plan, adopted in May 2003, includes timelines for meeting the specific objectives that will lead to the realization of all of these goals.

Population(s) Served

The second Saturday of each month is Family Day. The Museum is free to families with a tour of the galleries, an adult and children's art activity and a modest snack.

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TYLER MUSEUM OF ART

Board of directors
as of 11/04/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Wiggs

Joyce Armstrong Scurry

Eleanor Cameron

Frank Ward

John Musselman

Sarah Van Cleef

Marilyn Abegg-Glass

Jon Alexander

Rohn Boone

David DiPaolo

Cami Dyer

Verna Hall

Nathan Kelley

Michael Lujan

Byron Meads

Suzanne Perkins

Laura Roberts

Barbara Shtofman