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Kenzie Jones Reflects on The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

At the age of 14, I started to learn more about the reality of the world we live in. I began actively posting and speaking on my social media accounts to bring awareness to the multiple brutalities happening to my people. I’ve always been a person who doesn’t put up with these things. I speak … Continue reading Kenzie Jones Reflects on The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

Moe’Neyah Holland Reflects on The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

I had never thought of art as having physical qualities that could be transferred to the viewer — until I had worked with The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection. I thought art was only for the eyes. There are others that believe that art completely overrides the sensory experience. Yet, I believed this … Continue reading Moe’Neyah Holland Reflects on The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: Let’s Do Better

Let’s Do Better exists to educate and raise awareness on the many unshared experiences, injustices and disparities that exists with-in the Black American diaspora. Through vivid storytelling and creative product, they aim to build the necessary empathy and understanding needed to inspire future generations to want to create a more just society for Blacks in … Continue reading The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: Let’s Do Better

eTceTera x The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: The Myth of Absence

“In American history, as in American life, Black Americans are invisible presences. They are not seen, not because of their absence but because of the presence of a myth that prepares and requires their absence. The myth of absence, which expresses this idea and intention, operates not by misinterpretation and slander but by silence and … Continue reading eTceTera x The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: The Myth of Absence

The Current Award – An Award Program for Black Artists in the Greater Tacoma Area

Sonia Sanchez once said, “In order for us to survive, you should re-read Toni Morrison every 10 years because every 10 or 15 years, we have to re-imagine ourselves on this American landscape. You won’t survive if you don’t do that.” “In order for us to survive, you should re-read Toni Morrison every 10 years … Continue reading The Current Award – An Award Program for Black Artists in the Greater Tacoma Area

eTceTera x The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: Grafton Tyler Brown’s “Mount Tacoma”

Mount Tacoma from Lake Washington by artist Grafton Tyler Brown was the first piece of art to be approved for apparel as part of the collaboration for the pop-up shop. It’s the most eye-catching piece both for ourselves and all the Museum’s visitors because there is so much familiarity behind the piece. When we began … Continue reading eTceTera x The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: Grafton Tyler Brown’s “Mount Tacoma”

eTceTera x The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: Buffalo Soldier

When we knew that we would be teaming up with the Kinseys and Tacoma Art Museum for the exhibition, the Buffalo Soldier design was one that jumped right out of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection catalogue and into the running for items in the pop-up shop. In the beginning of the design … Continue reading eTceTera x The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: Buffalo Soldier

Studio Jewelry Artist Spotlights – The Christopher and Alida Latham Display

The Christopher and Alida Latham Display showcases a wide variety of works from the museum’s important Northwest studio jewelry collection. A generous donation from the Lathams enabled us to reimagine how these small artworks can be more prominently and effectively shown to highlight their technical and creative artistry. The collection of studio art jewelry at … Continue reading Studio Jewelry Artist Spotlights – The Christopher and Alida Latham Display

TAM Cafe Highlight – Pop-Up Restaurant Community Partners

Black Magic Sweets Black Magic Sweets is a Seattle based experimental Pop Up bakery, founded by Aliyah Davis, a proud Brooklyn native. The bakery is a combination of her love of the arts and of killer flavor combinations. “I may have attended culinary school in Seattle but my real education started in my Grandpa Ben’s … Continue reading TAM Cafe Highlight – Pop-Up Restaurant Community Partners