Tyler Museum of Art Near Orion at the Cascades I & II: An Emphasis on Local Artists

Tyler wasn't always the thriving city that it is today. Prosperity accompanied the rise of Texas's oil industry. With its newfound finances, the city decided to channel some money into the arts. After all, there wasn't an art museum within 100 miles of Tyler. That's why, in 1952, the Community Arts Committee began. At first, its responsibilities were fairly simple. The committee brought its traveling display of artwork to schools around the city right up until 1971. That was the year that Tyler Museum of Art became a permanent fixture on a plot of land located near Orion at the Cascades I & II.

Today, it houses more than 1,200 pieces of art that span the 19th and 20th centuries. Although the museum emphasizes up-and-coming local artists from Texas, it plays hosts to a variety of themes and techniques. What's more, Tyler Museum of Art invites traveling exhibits into its space, and they're usually pretty impressive ones.

Tyler Museum of Art
1300 S. Mahon Avenue
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 595-1001
www.tylermuseum.org
www.yelp.com/biz/tyler-museum-of-art-tyler

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