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Agnes Martin: The New York-Taos Connection

 Optic Nerve: The Art of Perception A Punch of Color, Fifty Years of Paintings by Camille Patha 

Chihuly's Gifts from the Artist



Haub Family Galleries of Western American Art Opens November 16, 2014

Your Blanket could be part of the art. Learn more about Marie Watt's project for Tacoma Art Museum.

 Matika Wilbur's Project 562Opens May 17





Upcoming Programs and Events:

Notice: Closed for Construction Wednesday, April 23 – Friday, May 2.

Mother's Day Brunch with Camille Patha more
Sunday May 11, three seating times available. 

Western Reading Club more
Meets every Free Third Thursday through July, 5:30 pm

Sewing Circle with Northwest Artist Marie Watt
Thursday, April 17, 5–8 pm
Saturday, April 19, 10 am
–1 pm
Create memories with the community through the art of sewing with artist Marie Watt. No sewing experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome and you can come and go as you wish. more

Gardening with Native Plants Workshop
Saturday, April 26, 10:30 am

Get your hands dirty learning about medicinal and edible Northwest plants from Elise Krohn, from Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension. This workshop will be held in covered outdoor space at the museum. more

Experimental Painting with Mark T. Miller
Saturday, May 3, 11 am

Taught for the beginner, Northwest artist Mark Takamichi Miller starts participants off with simple drawing exercises. Plan to bring home a full-color painting after learning the basics of composition, color, and space. more

Mark your Calendars for GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 more

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. more

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. more

Guerilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice
Saturday, May 10, 1 pm at Phillips Hall at University of Washington Tacoma
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. more


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Camille Patha, The Jucier the Berry (detail), 2011. Oil on board. Two panels installed: 24 x 36 inches. Collection of the artist. Agnes Martin, Beach (detail). Watercolor and ink on paper, 15 1/8 x 19 1/8 inches. Private Collection, Denver, Colorado. © 2014 Agnes Martin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Jeffrey Simmons, Flux, 2002. Alkyd and epoxy resin on canvas over wood panel, 18 ⅛ x 33 ¼ inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of David Lewis in honor of Dr. Gregory Lewis, Nancy Cole, and Delbert Lewis. Dale Chihuly, Seaforms. Stuffed toy animal inspired by Scott Fife's Leroy, The Big Pup.

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