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Upcoming Lectures

May

Sculpture in the West with Curator Laura Fry
Wednesday, May 7, 11 am
Look at casting and carving of sculpture created around the American West. This lecture is part of Tacoma Art Museum’s Lunch & Learn series.
Cost: Free with museum admission.

Northwest in the West with Curator Margaret Bullock
Saturday, May 10, 11 am
Discover relationships between the artistic development of the West and the Northwest. This lecture is part of Tacoma Art Museum’s Lunch & Learn series. Cost: Free with museum admission.

Guerilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice
Saturday, May 10, 1 pm at Phillips Hall at University of Washington Tacoma
Enjoy a rare opportunity to witness a performance by the Guerrilla Girls in full jungle drag! The New York-based, feminist art activists use humor to expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film and the culture at large. A question and answer session will follow the performance. Cost: $20 ($15 for members, students, senior, and military) tickets

Ethnobotany and Urban Sustainability in the Pacific Northwest with Robert Efird
Saturday, May 17, 2 pm
What is the connection between native plants, Native knowledge, and environmental sustainability? Using Seattle University’s Vi Hilbert Ethnobotanical Garden as an example, we explore this question and consider the importance of relationships between people and plants in the Pacific Northwest.
Cost: $15 ($10 for members, $5 for students) Tickets

Artist Lecture: Matika Wilbur
Saturday, May 17, 4 pm
Internationally renowned photographer Matika Wilbur shares the intent behind her photographs and the purpose of her most recent works in Project 562. Cost: $15 ($10 for members, $5 for students) Tickets

Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 with Curator Rock Hushka
Friday, May 23, 11 am
Learn the importance of bringing Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 to Tacoma Art Museum and about the artist’s process in tackling contemporary Native American issues. This lecture is part of Tacoma Art Museum’s Lunch & Learn series. Cost: Free with museum admission.

The Western Landscape in Art with Curator Laura Fry
Wednesday, May 28, 11 am
See how artists have responded to the mountains, valleys, and vast plains of the western United States over time, influencing perceptions of the West. This lecture is part of Tacoma Art Museum’s Lunch & Learn series. Cost: Free with museum admission.

June

Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest with Curator Margaret Bullock
Wednesday, June 4, 11 am
Learn about the major figures in contemporary printmaking in the Northwest. This lecture is part of Tacoma Art Museum’s Lunch & Learn series. Cost: Free with museum admission.

Women in the West with Curator Laura Fry
Saturday, June 21, 2 pm
From cinema to advertising, popular images of the American West generally portray a hyper-masculine place with few women. In reality, women held critical roles in the West as independent homesteaders, cattlewomen, artists, voters, and, of course, gunslingers. Join curator Laura Fry to explore the stories of women in the West and in Western American art. Cost: $15 ($10 for members, $5 for students) Tickets

July

Biculturalism with Michael Vicente Perez
Wednesday, July 9, 11 am
Explore the outcomes and realities of biculturalism. Learn how we manage to merge cultures in the Northwest and how we can work to identify with the cultures that are part of us. This lecture is part of Tacoma Art Museum’s Lunch & Learn series. Cost: Free with museum admission.

Western American Portraits with Curator Laura Fry
Wednesday, July 23, 11 am
This lecture is part of Tacoma Art Museum’s Lunch & Learn series.
Cost: Free with museum admission.

 

 
  
 Images, top to bottom: Camille Patha, Lucent Thicket, 2005. Thomas Moran (1837–1926), Green River, Wyoming. Oil on canvas, 20 x 28 1/2 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, promised gift of Erivan and Helga Haub.  
 
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