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Connecting Kinsey and TAM: Connections to Our Community

With The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, connections run deep. No matter where it travels, the works featured in the show offer an opportunity to delve into the unique Black histories of the communities it touches. Tacoma is no different. Because of this important exhibition, we are able to truly explore the impact … Continue reading Connecting Kinsey and TAM: Connections to Our Community

In the Spirit Vendor Spotlight

Alexander McCarty; Makah Alex McCarty is a member of the Makah Nation, a skilled artist, and teacher. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Visual Arts and Social Studies, and his Master’s in Teaching from The Evergreen State College. Alex is currently teaching woodcarving and printmaking in the Native American and Indigenous Studies Programs at Evergreen. His … Continue reading In the Spirit Vendor Spotlight

Object of the Week – “Man Cleaning His Fish II”

Seattle-based artist Barbara Earl Thomas weaves order into the chaotic natural world in order to tell stories. Drawing from history, literature, folklore, biblical stories and her surrounding communities, Thomas’ work explores and addresses major contemporary social issues ranging from the violence against black men and youth to gun violence and the climate crisis. Reflecting on … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Man Cleaning His Fish II”

Object of the Week – Untitled (Woman and Daughter with Make-up)

“Photography can be used as a powerful weapon toward instituting political and cultural change.” – Carrie Mae Weems   Working at the intersection of art and politics, visual artist Carrie Mae Weems investigates family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power for over thirty years through a complex body of … Continue reading Object of the Week – Untitled (Woman and Daughter with Make-up)