All posts by Hillary Ryan

The Art in Your Backyard: Public Art in Tacoma

If you have been outdoors anywhere in Tacoma, you have seen public art. From the amazing Prairie Line Trail to the environmental sculptures at the new Dune Peninsula, Tacoma has been making art accessible for decades. As TAM opened Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s, which looks broadly at the public art in … Continue reading The Art in Your Backyard: Public Art in Tacoma

TAM to Receive $15,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) has been approved for a $15,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant to support the annual Día de los Muertos Festival. This funding will support TAM with expanding the Festival, Tacoma’s largest celebration of Latino arts and culture. Overall, the NEA has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in … Continue reading TAM to Receive $15,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Work in Progress: Behind the Scenes of Forgotten Stories

Developing museum exhibitions can take years, and sometimes, as in the case of Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s, they can take decades. Over 18 years ago, Interim Chief Curator Margaret Bullock began the research that would result in the new exhibition opening on February 22, 2020. At that time, she was an … Continue reading Work in Progress: Behind the Scenes of Forgotten Stories

Exciting Back to School Art Resources for Teachers and Teens

“Tacoma’s youth are our community’s future and we are so excited to engage teens and teachers through the arts.” –  David F. Setford, Executive Director Tacoma Art Museum provides a myriad of art education opportunities to Tacoma/ Pierce County students and teachers to use the power of art to fuel learning. As families head back … Continue reading Exciting Back to School Art Resources for Teachers and Teens