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Local art museum makes a coloring book, gives a cultural lesson

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Why just color when you can color and learn about another culture at the same time?!

The Tyler Museum of Art designed a Mexican Folk Art Coloring Book which features art from Laura and Dan Boeckman of Dallas. The couple donated more than 300 works of their Mexican and Latin American Folk Art Collection to the museum. The museum said it hopes the book will inspire people to learn more about the Mexican culture.

"I think ultimately the children are going to benefit because I think what it is going to do is it's going to bring the idea that there is art here in Tyler is available for them to look at and learn about and feel proud that it is here in their community," said Kim Tomio, executive director of Tyler Museum of Art.

The museum is planning to give the coloring books to all Tyler ISD second grade students.

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