Restored Mural by Legendary Artist John Biggers in upcoming show at Tyler Museum of Art

We wanted to share with your readers some exciting news we hope will be of widespread interest: a beautifully restored historic 22-foot mural by legendary African-American artist Dr. John T. Biggers, painted in 1955 for George Washington Carver High School in Morris County, Texas, recently got out of conservation and we will be showing it to the public for the first time in decades at the Tyler Museum of Art from Aug. 20-Sept. 10. It then will move to

its permanent home at Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. It’s truly a piece of art history restored to its former glory, and we will be unveiling it here at the Museum for our members and invited guests on Saturday, Aug. 19. A press release narrating some of the fascinating backstory behind Dr. Biggers’ work and how it became rediscovered after all these years is attached, along with a hi-res photo of the mural in its restored state – which does not do it justice. This truly is a piece that needs to be seen in person. Any questions, please be in touch – and if you have a chance for a trip to East Texas, we hope you’ll come see it for yourself!


Jon Perry

Communications & Membership Coordinator

Tyler Museum of Art

1300 S. Mahon

Tyler, TX  75701

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