David Bates, one of the most acclaimed artists in Dallas, is the focus of Tyler Museum of Art's summer exhibition "David Bates: Selected Works From Texas Collections."

Curated by the museum's Caleb Bell, the exhibition features close to 30 works surveying the prolific career of Bates, one of the most versatile and widely collected contemporary Texas artists.

Spanning art from 1982 to 2016, works in the show highlight several of Bates' most celebrated series and include a wide array of media: oil painting, lithographs, woodcuts, screen-prints and bronze sculpture.

The show was assembled from art in public and private collections throughout the state, including the museum's own permanent collection. Bates' work is widely exhibited and included in several museum and corporate art collections.

The exhibition will be on view June 24 through Sept. 9 at the museum, 1300 S. Mahon Ave., on the Tyler Junior College campus. Museum members can attend a preview reception on Saturday.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. Museum members, students, TJC faculty/staff and city of Tyler employees are admitted free. Support for exhibit is provided by the Byars Foundation.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Events in connection with the exhibition include free First Friday tours at 11 a.m. July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7; and Family Days from 2 to 4 p.m. July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8.

Jon Perry is the communications director at Tyler Museum of Art.

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