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An Interview with Board First Vice President, Pamela Transue

Longtime member, Trustee, and current First Vice President of the Board Pamela Transue first connected with the Tacoma Art Museum indirectly, dating from when her spouse, Stuart Grover became involved in 1985. Initially impressed with the exhibition, Between Spring and Summer, a show connected to the Goodwill Games and showcasing a spirit of friendly outreach … Continue reading An Interview with Board First Vice President, Pamela Transue

Shaun Peterson’s “Welcome Figure” Restoration Project

According to Puyallup historians, Native American travelers knew the tough part of their journey lay behind them when they were greeted by a welcome figure like this on the shores of Puget Sound. Carved by Qwalsius (Shaun Peterson), in a style unique to the Puyallup People, spuy’elepebS/Welcome Figure is a modern take on a local … Continue reading Shaun Peterson’s “Welcome Figure” Restoration Project

Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey

What is your favorite piece in the collection? Shirley Kinsey [SK]: My favorite piece is The Cultivators. We met the artist, he was a student at the time. We liked his style so we commissioned him to do a piece. This piece is what we got two years later. He said he didn’t want to … Continue reading Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey

Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Khalil Kinsey

What are some of your first memories of the collection? How has your relationship evolved with the collection over time? My first memories of the collection were at home, my mother and father befriending and sharing the work of artists that they came to know and enjoy. From having formal art exhibitions in kind of … Continue reading Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Khalil Kinsey

An Interview with New Board President, Jeff Williams

Tacoma resident, community leader, and founder of South Sound Property Group, we are honored to have Jeff Williams serve on TAM’s Board of Trustees as Vice President. Starting in July 2021, we are excited to have Jeff serve as the incoming President of the Board. Before his career in real estate, Jeff worked in sales … Continue reading An Interview with New Board President, Jeff Williams

In Memoriam – Benjamin Moore

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Benjamin Moore, who was an important figure in the Northwest’s glass community as well as an internationally celebrated glass artist. He received his BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts under Marvin Lipofsky and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design under Dale Chihuly. He later moved to Venice, Italy to further his understanding of classic … Continue reading In Memoriam – Benjamin Moore

In Solidarity to Stop AAPI Hate

We are deeply concerned and saddened at the escalation in attacks, threats, racism, and violence targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) families, friends, colleagues, and communities, especially at the onset of COVID-19.  The recent tragedy this week in Atlanta with the murder of eight people, including six Asian American women, is heartbreaking.  Nationally, … Continue reading In Solidarity to Stop AAPI Hate

In Memoriam – Nancy Worden

It is with heavy hearts that TAM recognizes the passing of internationally renowned jewelry artist and teacher Nancy Worden on Wednesday February 17, 2021. We send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. Worden was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1954. Her family moved quite frequently, finally settling in Ellensburg, Washington in the … Continue reading In Memoriam – Nancy Worden