• Color photo of a black and gold necklace stylized to look like glass eyeballs by artist Nancy Worden
  • Color photo of an ornate ring decorated with a miniature plastic tree displayed on a ring stand.
  • Color photo of ornate silver geometric bracelet by artist Flora Book
  • Color photo of necklace featuring miniature axes, rulers, saws, wood, and other tools

The Christopher and Alida Latham Display

The Christopher and Alida Latham Display showcases a wide variety of works from the museum’s important Northwest studio jewelry collection. A generous donation from the Lathams enabled us to reimagine how these small artworks can be more prominently and effectively shown to highlight their technical and creative artistry.


In order of appearance: Nancy Worden (American, 1954-2021). Look Out, 1988. Sterling silver, onyx, and tigers eye beads, vintage plastic eyeglass frame, and glass taxidermy fish eyes, 17 in. (43.2 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Bequest of the Estate of Mia McEldowney, 2014.19.31. Sarah Hood (American, born 1968). Summer Tree Ring, 2007. Sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armature, “underbrush,” “talus,” “bush”, 3 in. x 2 in. 1 in. (7.6 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2009.4.1. Photo courtesy of Dougals Yaple. Flora Book (American, born 1926). Millennium Wheel, 2000. Silver beads and nylon monofilament, 8 1/4 in. x 2 1/8 in. (21 x 5.4 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Flora Book, 2004.46.3. Laurie Hall (American, born 1944). Log Rule, 2009. Sterling silver, copper, pewter, bronze and found objects, 13 in x 5 1/2 in x 1/2 in. (33 x 14 x 1.3 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of the artist in honor of Gloria Crouse, 2011.13. Photo courtesy of Douglas Yaple.