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TAM Cafe Highlight – Pop-Up Restaurant Community Partners

Campfire Coffee Campfire Coffee, based in downtown Tacoma Washington, roasts fair trade organic coffee over a wood fire “campfire” style, making them one of the only roasters in the world to not use fossil fuels. They are also the only veteran/woman/minority owned coffee roasting company in the state of Washington. Their signature coffees are smoky, … Continue reading TAM Cafe Highlight – Pop-Up Restaurant Community Partners

Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey

What is your favorite piece in the collection? Shirley Kinsey [SK]: My favorite piece is The Cultivators. We met the artist, he was a student at the time. We liked his style so we commissioned him to do a piece. This piece is what we got two years later. He said he didn’t want to … Continue reading Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey

Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Khalil Kinsey

What are some of your first memories of the collection? How has your relationship evolved with the collection over time? My first memories of the collection were at home, my mother and father befriending and sharing the work of artists that they came to know and enjoy. From having formal art exhibitions in kind of … Continue reading Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Khalil Kinsey

Connecting Kinsey and TAM: A History of the Exhibition

The arrival of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at the Tacoma Art Museum at the end of July will be a banner event for the Museum, Tacoma, and the Northwest. The exhibition tells an untold story and explores the “myth of absence” – the myth being that African American art and culture … Continue reading Connecting Kinsey and TAM: A History of the Exhibition

In Memoriam – Benjamin Moore

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Benjamin Moore, who was an important figure in the Northwest’s glass community as well as an internationally celebrated glass artist. He received his BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts under Marvin Lipofsky and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design under Dale Chihuly. He later moved to Venice, Italy to further his understanding of classic … Continue reading In Memoriam – Benjamin Moore

In Solidarity to Stop AAPI Hate

We are deeply concerned and saddened at the escalation in attacks, threats, racism, and violence targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) families, friends, colleagues, and communities, especially at the onset of COVID-19.  The recent tragedy this week in Atlanta with the murder of eight people, including six Asian American women, is heartbreaking.  Nationally, … Continue reading In Solidarity to Stop AAPI Hate

In Memoriam – Nancy Worden

It is with heavy hearts that TAM recognizes the passing of internationally renowned jewelry artist and teacher Nancy Worden on Wednesday February 17, 2021. We send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. Worden was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1954. Her family moved quite frequently, finally settling in Ellensburg, Washington in the … Continue reading In Memoriam – Nancy Worden

Object of the Week – “Fall — Four Seasons”

In her Four Seasons series, Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke Nation, born Billings, Montana, 1981) creates diorama-like portraits, depicting each season. In this specific work, Fall, Red Star has set up a fake autumn backdrop, with leaves scattered around her, a plastic blow-up elk, and an animal’s skull to the right. Red Star has explained in … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Fall — Four Seasons”