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TAM is going Virtual: Launching the 2020 Spring Luncheon

Tacoma Art Museum is excited to share the launch of our first ever virtual luncheon! During this seven day event, join us on TAM’s website where we’ll be sharing interviews and exciting updates. The luncheon culminates in a live event on June 2 at noon where we’ll hear from David Setford, TAM’s Executive Director, as … Continue reading TAM is going Virtual: Launching the 2020 Spring Luncheon

Object of the Week – Self Portrait Drawing

Portraits have a long history with examples in a variety of mediums and cultures across time. More than just a record of someone’s appearance, portraits are often used to show the power, importance, beauty, wealth, education, taste and other qualities of the sitter. Self-portraits, a subgroup within the genre, can often be reflective or revelatory. … Continue reading Object of the Week – Self Portrait Drawing

Object of the Week – Above Paradise, Mount Rainier

Misty clouds in shades of gray obscure a complete view of the snow dusted southwest corner of Washington’s tallest peak, Mount Rainier. The clouds, each one unique in color, shape, and density, frame various aspects of the mountainside, drawing the viewers eyes up toward a peak completely obscured by darkness. Texture and shades of gray … Continue reading Object of the Week – Above Paradise, Mount Rainier

Object of the Week – Water Tower

Zama Vanessa Helder’s work is often identified with a style known as precisionism for the sharp, linear edges used to define objects. Precisionist images celebrate America’s then-fledgling industrial and urban age and the crisp geometry of its factories, skyscrapers, bridges, and other architectural wonders. Helder took this style to new heights by working in watercolor, … Continue reading Object of the Week – Water Tower

Object of the Week – Rattlesnake Grass

Virna Haffer experimented with and mastered a variety of photographic styles and techniques throughout her career, creating images that can be categorized as pictorialist, surrealist, documentary, straight, or modernist. She further manipulated her images in the darkroom by altering and combining negatives and using equipment such as her enlarger to create striking new works. In … Continue reading Object of the Week – Rattlesnake Grass

Object of the Week – January

Michael Brophy is often considered the quintessential Northwest artist. His decades-long focus and wry approach to the people, landscape, and history of the region have earned him much attention from collectors, museums, and critics. Brophy’s solid, realist painting style is remarkably independent from his generation’s leanings toward abstraction and conceptual formats. His vigorous painting style … Continue reading Object of the Week – January