Category Archives: Education

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 in … 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

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