The Tyler Museum of Art celebrates the arrival of springtime with a quarter-century survey in the career of one of the most diverse and prolific contemporary Texas artists with “Sticks and Stones: Works by Helen Altman,” open to the public Sunday, March 11 through June 3 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday (closed Mondays). Admission is free.
The exhibition, organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb Bell, features more than 40 pieces spanning a dynamic body of work by Altman, a Fort Worth-based artist noted for her ability to move between various series across an eclectic array of media. Sticks and Stones particularly focuses on her fascination with flora and fauna, which “have been a much-appreciated constant in my life,” the artist said. “They have been a constant source of joy and also a source of coping.”Altman’s specific choices of media throughout her career – blankets, wire birds, egg editions and torch drawings, to name just a few – also reflect a pronounced emphasis on exploring the unique in the everyday.
Support for Sticks and Stones is provided by Collectors’ Circle Platinum Sponsor The Byars Foundation. For information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit www.tylermuseum.org.