Where are all the women artists in museum collections and exhibitions? Historically, the art canon
In 2021, the Tacoma Art Museum opened The Christopher and Alida Latham Display, which houses a wide variety of works from the museum’s Northwest studio Jewelry collection. Jewelry making has commonly been associated with decorative arts, and so giving space for Jewelry collections in an institutional setting helps to dismantle the separation of ‘craft’ from fine art.
In this month’s TAM Talk, Museum Educator and Public Historian, Meghan Crandall [pdf], will speak more about reframing women’s role in Art History and the immense artistry of cultural handicrafts. This lecture will include selections from The Christopher and Alida Latham Display and celebrate women in art.
For questions, please contact Kyley Butler, Public Programs Coordinator.