Legacy Collections

TAM’s collection includes several key groups of work that primarily consist of gifts from early museum founders and key supporters. These include American art, Japanese woodblock prints, and European art. The museum holds these works by national and international artists to help strengthen the meaning, value, and historical perspectives of the Northwest and Western American art collections within broader art historical and cultural contexts.


Left to right: Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755-1828).  Portrait of George Washington, circa 1797. Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 í— 24 3/16 in. (71.4 í— 61.4 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2014.6.130. Utagawa Hiroshige II (Japanese, 1826-1869), Yoshida, 1863, Woodblock print, 14 1/8 x 9 5/8 inches (35.9 x 24.4 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Al and Betsy Buck in memory of Alfred Eliab Buck and Ellen Baker Buck, 2006.19.8.  Pierre Auguste Renoir (born Limoges, France, 1841; died Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, 1919), Heads of Two Young Girls, 1890. Oil on canvas,  23 5/8 í— 27 1/8 í— 3 inches.  Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hilding Lindberg, 1983.1.35.