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Upcoming Exhibitions

Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family

Opens July 20, 2019

Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family is an unauthorized and in-depth look at the process and teamwork needed to create America’s longest-running primetime animated television show. Set in the fictional town of Springfield, The Simpsons explores the life of a working-class family through parodies of American culture and society, television and the human condition.

Organized by Tacoma Art Museum.

 

Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Their Circle: French Impressionism and the Northwest

Opens September 28, 2019

Seen as artistic radicals in their time, the French Impressionists found their way into premier public and private Northwest art collections impacting American artists for decades. The exhibition will provide visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy signature works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Gustave Caillebotte, Paul Gauguin, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Edgar Degas, as well as some of the American and Northwestern artists they influenced, including Theodore Robinson, Theodore Wendel, C.C. McKim and Clara Jane Stephens.

Organized by Tacoma Art Museum

 

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.

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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