During the economic depression of the 1930s, U.S. government art projects created a wealth of public art and supported artists across the country, as explored in the Tacoma Art Museum’s recent exhibition Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s. Like artists from nearly a century ago, in response to the complex issues facing the … Continue reading Community Collaboration: Tacoma’s Rapid Mural Project
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!
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
I have been an exhibiting artist for over 15 years. Since 2018, I have been part of the Tacoma Art Museum’s education staff as a Museum Educator, Teaching Artist. I work with local youth directly through a before and after school Sketch Club program where we focus on using artistic skills and habits as tools … Continue reading Sharing Art Beyond Our Walls
It is with a heavy heart that we share that Barbara “Bobby” Neils Street passed away on Friday, February 21. We send our sincere condolences to her husband, Bill, TAM Lifetime Trustee and son, Gary Owen, current TAM Trustee. Bobby, along with Bill, was instrumental in building TAM into the museum it is today. Bobby … Continue reading In Memoriam: Barbara “Bobby” Neils Street
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
It has been a busy summer at TAM! In July, the museum opened Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family, an unauthorized and in-depth look at the process and teamwork needed to create America’s longest-running primetime animated television show. Featuring over 100 hand generated animation cels, scripts, and drawings related to the first 13 season … Continue reading TAM Roundup – Bart at TAM