Plans are underway for our beloved Tacoma Art Museum to tentatively reopen to the public on Friday, October 9. Since closing March 13, TAM staff has been hard at work creating a reopening strategy to provide a safe and healthy environment for visitors and staff. David F. Setford, TAM’s Executive Director, served on the state-wide … Continue reading TAM’s Reopening Plans→
TAM is excited to welcome six new board members who begin their three year terms July 1, 2020. These dedicated community members will join the rest of the Board of Directors to provide leadership and vision for TAM. Matt Bergman is an attorney, law professor, philanthropist and community activist. He is senior partner of … Continue reading Welcome New Board Members!→
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!
Tacoma Art Museum joins in solidarity with our Black community in the fight for justice. We support Black Lives Matter and we are committed to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster equity, and empower an accessible and inclusive culture as part of civic society. Many museums, including TAM, benefit from systems of structural … Continue reading In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter→
In February, Tacoma Art Museum opened Forgotten Stories: Northwest Art of the 1930s. In the 1930s, government investment in public art and artists in the Northwest supported communities and created a wealth of public art with stories that, until now, were nearly unknown. Although the exhibition was only available for public view for three weeks, … Continue reading The Contemporary Call for a New WPA→
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→
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→