The Tyler Museum of Art, in collaboration with Northeast Texas Community College, offering a unique opportunity to view a historic work of art recently restored to its original beauty with “John Biggers: A History of Education in Morris County,” open Aug. 20-Sept. 10 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the TJC main campus. Admission is free.
The historic 22-by-6-foot mural, painted in 1955 by legendary African American artist and Texas Southern University art department founder Dr. John Biggers, recently underwent an extensive restoration process following decades away from public view. The mural portrays the artist’s interpretation in the 1950s of education for African-American children in rural northeast Texas. After its stay at TMA, the artwork will move to its permanent home at Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant.
Support for this project is generously provided by The Burt and Nancy Marans Charitable Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation. The mural will be on view during regular Museum hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (903) 595-1001.