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Voices of TAM: Addison Gregory Reflects on “Irving Park Tree, Study 2, Portland, Oregon, USA”

I had the amazing opportunity to attend Michael Kenna’s seminar at the TAM. To paraphrase, during the talk Mr. Kenna had said that there is no motive or intention behind his photographs except to capture a beautiful image. This really resonated with me at the time and I feel you see that so clearly in … Continue reading Voices of TAM: Addison Gregory Reflects on “Irving Park Tree, Study 2, Portland, Oregon, USA”

Zoom into TAM

You may have seen virtual backgrounds that place you on tropical islands, in outer space, and even in a Minecraft ™ like world. How would you like to bring a bit of TAM into your next meeting?

We are delighted to introduce TAM videoconferencing backgrounds for your use in your next conference call, virtual happy hour, or family chat. Just download one of the images below and use it in the videoconferencing application of your choice. Tag the Tacoma Art Museum when you share your screenshots and include the hashtag #TAMatHome.

Not sure how to change your background? Check out the help center of your platform for step by step instructions!

From Despair to Hope- What We Can Learn for Today from Our Own Forgotten Stories

In Tacoma Art Museum’s new exhibition Forgotten Stories: Northwest Art of the 1930s, explores how in 1930s the US federal government appreciated art and artists as critical to economic and social recovery. As we navigate through the repercussions of COVID-19, what can we learn from the ideals of the New Deal that can be applied … Continue reading From Despair to Hope- What We Can Learn for Today from Our Own Forgotten Stories

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