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Virtual Event | In Conversation: Paint, Painters, Paintings
March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The infinite possibilities and challenges that painting offers have kept artists inspired throughout history. Join us for a lively conversation about the elements of painting with Chief Curator Margaret Bullock and Public Programs Manager Amelia Layton as they take a closer look at their favorite works from Painting Deconstructed: Selections from the Northwest Collection.

Margaret E. Bullock is Chief Curator and Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions at Tacoma Art Museum. She holds an MA in Anthropology from Washington State University and an MA in Art History from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the Tacoma Art Museum in 2007, she was curator at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, Associate Curator of American Art at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, and a research fellow in American art at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama. She has curated exhibitions and written articles and books on American and European fine and decorative arts. Her specialty is late 19th and early 20th-century American art with a particular focus on the art of the Pacific Northwest.

Amelia Layton is the Public Programs Manager at TAM. She holds an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Cornish College of the Arts. Her paintings focus on color and material while blurring the lines between painting and sculpture.

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Image credit: Margie Livingston. “Wacked Grid,” 2017. Acrylic paint and string, 59 × 42 × 17 in. (149.9 × 106.7 × 43.2 cm). Tacoma Art Museum. Gift of Greg Kucera.