What is provenance and why do museums care about it? How do you find information on lesser-known artists? Why does art research often overlook, dismiss, and erase the work of artists of color? Join TAM for our next installment of Cocktails with Curatorial to explore one of the ways our curatorial team is working to acknowledge and help bridge the disconnect between museums and Black artists.
We will kick off the virtual event with a mixologist demonstration of our cocktail of the evening from our friends at The Mule Tavern and hear about how we can continue to support their business. Interim Chief Curator Margaret Bullock will then introduce you to the world of art historical research. In recognition of Black History month, Margaret will describe what she is learning about her own racial and other biases and how it is changing her approach to curating and collecting. She’ll then turn to the work and histories of several Black artists in TAM’s collection who have not yet received the recognition they deserve.
Cocktail of the Month
The Moscow Mule
Fresh house-made ginger beer
Squeeze of lime
More interested in a mocktail option? Check out this great list of mocktails from Bonappetit.
To register for the event, click here. The registration deadline to receive a cocktail kit is February 21. There are 50 kits available for purchase, so be sure to grab your kit before they are sold out! Thank you to Tito’s Vodka who sponsored the kits and upgraded your vodka to premium levels. Once you have registered for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with the virtual event details and location to pick up your kits.
To learn more about The Mule Tavern, you can check out their website here.
For questions, connect with TAM’s Events & Sponsorship Manager Najai Smith at NSmith@TacomaArtMuseum.org