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Impressionist Painting: From Pleasure Gardens to the Palais Garnier

There are so many stories to tell when we look at the story of French Impressionism, so many facets to draw out and talk about. Of course, when we look at a group of painters who, to 21st century eyes, produced works that superficially may seem pretty, it is so easy to forget what revolutionaries … Continue reading Impressionist Painting: From Pleasure Gardens to the Palais Garnier

TAM Roundup – Bart at TAM

It has been a busy summer at TAM! In July, the museum opened Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family, an unauthorized and in-depth look at the process and teamwork needed to create America’s longest-running primetime animated television show. Featuring over 100 hand generated animation cels, scripts, and drawings related to the first 13 season … Continue reading TAM Roundup – Bart at TAM

Exciting Back to School Art Resources for Teachers and Teens

“Tacoma’s youth are our community’s future and we are so excited to engage teens and teachers through the arts.” –  David F. Setford, Executive Director Tacoma Art Museum provides a myriad of art education opportunities to Tacoma/ Pierce County students and teachers to use the power of art to fuel learning. As families head back … Continue reading Exciting Back to School Art Resources for Teachers and Teens

2019 Summer Camp Reflections

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”- Maya Angelou What happens when you truly give kids space to express themselves freely? They create art that tests the bounds of their creativity; they create stories through their art that reflect certain aspects of themselves. At this year’s Summer Art Camps … Continue reading 2019 Summer Camp Reflections