Category Archives: Education

Honoring Toni Morrison: Lessons Museums Can Learn from the Iconic Author

February 18, 2021 marked what would have been Toni Morrison’s 90th birthday. A timeless person and ancestor to many Black people who honor and revere her work, Morrison provided us with the gift of language, forcing us to look at the ugly and painful truth of Black life, specifically Black girlhood. As I reflect on … Continue reading Honoring Toni Morrison: Lessons Museums Can Learn from the Iconic Author

Find Your Way Back Home: Aminah Robinson’s Lessons of Grounding Community in Art

An artist that I have truly come to admire and study is Aminah Robinson. I came across Robinson’s works last year and have been moved by her process and purpose since. I even selected her work, Come Sunday, from TAM’s collection to be included in our current exhibition  South Sound Selects: Community Choices from the … Continue reading Find Your Way Back Home: Aminah Robinson’s Lessons of Grounding Community in Art

Teachers as Artists

Washington state is full of talented art teachers! Every year, the Washington Art Education Association showcases teacher talent by inviting educators to participate in Teachers As Artists, an annual juried exhibition. Though art teachers get into this field out of love for art and art-making, they often find that a teacher’s busy schedule leaves little … Continue reading Teachers as Artists

Object of the Week: “Minidoka No. 5 (442nd)”

This week, we hear from TAM docent Cathy Wiggins, who reflects on a favorite piece from the museum’s collection, Minidoka No. 5 (442nd) by Roger Shimomura.   This large painting dominates the room anytime it is on view at the museum. It is a highlight of my tours whenever it is up. It is described … Continue reading Object of the Week: “Minidoka No. 5 (442nd)”

Keeping Young Artists Active at Home: Education Resources from Around the Globe

At Tacoma Art Museum, we believe that all students are artists, with the power to make meaning by viewing and creating works of art. Through creative expression, artists express the realities & possibilities of communities, society, & the world. Create with Artists Explore Art Online Art Activities for Home Mindfulness with Young People Take Your … Continue reading Keeping Young Artists Active at Home: Education Resources from Around the Globe