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Native Fort Worth artist and educator Marilyn Ivy has worked as a painter, exhibiting in galleries in the DFW Metroplex, as well as Massachusetts, New York, and Switzerland, since 1970. Most of her paintings are oil on birch panels, and recent work focuses on her sense of place on the street where she grew up in the TCU neighborhood. 


Ivy pursued a career in art education that spanned decades and learning audiences. Her BFA from Texas Christian University and Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University are both in painting.  As an educator, she taught art at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst for 25 years. Ivy held positions of Lecturer of Drawing and Art Education Coordinator at Texas Christian University from 2003-06.


Since 2007, Ivy has been the Studio and Family Programs Coordinator at the Kimbell Art Museum. As part of the Museum education team, she developed programming and led studio activities for high school students, educators, children, and adults.


Looking forward to new opportunities in the future, and making full use of her studio, Marilyn Ivy will be back at the easel in the summer of 2021.

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