Upcoming Exhibitions

Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s

Opens February 22, 2020

During the economic hard times of the 1930s, U.S. government art projects under the WPA and other agencies created a wealth of public art and supported art communities across the country. In the Northwest hundreds of artists were employed and thousands of artworks created but their story is almost unknown. The exhibition will offer an extensive overview of the bounty of work created in our region and bring forgotten treasures back to view. This exhibition is part of TAM’s historical Northwest Perspective series and includes a major publication.

Organized by Tacoma Art Museum.

The Naturalist and the Trickster: Audubon/RYAN!

Opens February 1, 2020

Although centuries apart, James John Audubon and RYAN! Feddersen have drawn inspiration from animals and the natural world to create compelling work that urges us to better understand the human impact on the environment. As 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, TAM presents this exhibition which explores themes of animals, environmentalism, and conservation.

Warhol and the West

Opens July 1, 2020

Andy Warhol’s captivation with the American West is seen in more than twenty original artworks that explore the lore and lure of the region. Focusing on the artist’s lifelong fascination with the West, the exhibition and publication will expose how his interests manifest from his childhood passion for western movies to the creation of his iconic Elvis paintings and the Cowboys and Indians suite.

Exhibition co-organized by the Booth Western Art Museum, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum.

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