‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out!
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.
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.
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.
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