Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out!
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‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out!

Western-Themed

Family Day at the Tyler Museum of Art

      TYLER – Round up the kids and drive them to the Tyler Museum

of Art this Saturday, July 9, for a wild west-themed Family Day from

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Heroic cowboys from classic films featuring characters

like The Lone Ranger and super stars like Roy Rogers as seen in the

exhibition Remember When: Marvels and Memories from the Collection

of Dr. James Clark
will inspire children to create their own western

wonders. This Family Day event is sponsored by the Sam Roosth

Foundation, and is free and open to the public. 

      “This

month, kids will be inspired by larger-than-life characters that their

parents may remember from their own childhoods,” said Ken Tomio, TMA

Head of Education. “Families will enjoy Remember

When
, because the exhibition gives parents an opportunity to reflect

on their own memories and then share those stories with their children.”

The exhibition features over 500 items including 1940s and 50s era movie

posters representing popular film genres like Westerns, Horror Films

and Science Fiction, as well as pop culture memorabilia and historical

items from World Wars I and II.

      Free

art activities have been designed by Museum educators to encourage children

to draw inspiration from the exhibition and create artworks that reflect

what they have seen. This month, children can create their own trusty

steeds using modeling clay and design their very own superhero masks.

Kids will also learn to sketch out their very own western adventures

by creating comic-strip style storyboards. Family Days are offered on

the second Saturday of the month and are always free of charge.

      The

Tyler Museum of Art, accredited by the American Association of Museums,

is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College

campus off East Fifth Street. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday

through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (The Museum is closed Mondays

and major holidays.) Lunch is available in the Museum Café from 11:30

a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and the TMA Gift Shop is open

during Museum hours. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit

www.tylermuseum.org.
 

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