A Virtual Tour of the Irving Arts Center Jan. 21st

UPDATE: The virtual tour was held on Jan. 21st. If you missed the presentation, you can view it on IAA’s Youtube channel:

The Irving Art Association presents
A Virtual Tour of the Irving Arts Center with Marcie Inman
Thursday, January 21st 7-8:30pm FREE via Zoom

Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs at Irving Arts Center, will lead a virtual tour of the Arts Center’s  galleries and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions and educational/outreach programs.

She will also share a brief look into the galleries at the Irving Archives & Museum, Irving Arts Center’s sister institution and the newest addition to the City of Irving’s Department of Arts & Culture.

Zoom is a free app that can be downloaded onto your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Please set up your free Zoom account if you don’t have one. An invitational link to view via Zoom will be sent to IAA members and emails in the IAA Updates list before the event.

Irving Archives and Museum (IAM) is the central hub of Irving’s museums collection, housing the city archive, a permanent exhibit telling the story of Irving, and temporary exhibition space along with an auditorium and a Smithsonian Spark!Lab where children between the ages of 6 and 12 create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment, and invent.

Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs
Irving Arts Center

Ms. Inman has been with the Irving Arts Center since 1991 and is currently the Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs. You can contact her at minman@cityofirving.org or call the IAC Administrative Offices at (972) 252-7558.

As Director of Exhibitions, Ms. Inman is responsible for all aspects of the visual arts programming and permanent collection for the center’s four galleries and Sculpture Garden. In addition to the supervision of annual community programming and exhibitions of student artwork, Ms. Inman has curated/organized over 250 exhibitions for the Arts Center. She also served as the head of project development and management for mounting the international touring exhibitions Genghis Khan: The Exhibition and National Geographic Society’s Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed at the Irving Arts Center.

Ms. Inman was instrumental in the Irving Arts Center becoming an official Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in 2007. This designation has opened the door to long term loan of monumental sculptures from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. for exhibit in the IAC Sculpture Garden, along with other loans of artwork, artifacts and special exhibitions for the Arts Center.

Ms. Inman is also responsible for the development and oversight of the center’s youth and family educational programming including KidsArts Summer Camps, Saturday School, JumpstART (story time and art for preschoolers), an after school program for middle and high school art students, and federally-funded summer arts employment programs for at-risk youth, ages 16 – 21; as well as public programs for adults including the volunteer program, docent training, and lecture and film series.

In addition to her duties at the Arts Center, Ms. Inman has served as a juror and judge for a number of art competitions, regionally and nationally, and as a participant on review panels for Public Art Irving and for public art projects and cultural programming/grant support for the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Office.

Prior to joining the Arts Center’s staff, she served as the assistant to the director and gallery manager of The Hughes-Trigg Gallery (now the Pollock Gallery) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX. From 1988-1989, she was an assistant professor at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana where she taught art history and art appreciation.

Ms. Inman received her B.A. cum laude in English Literature from the University of Dallas, a private liberal arts college in Irving, TX. She also attended the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University for graduate studies in Art History.