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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

Honoring Toni Morrison: Lessons Museums Can Learn from the Iconic Author

February 18, 2021 marked what would have been Toni Morrison’s 90th birthday. A timeless person and ancestor to many Black people who honor and revere her work, Morrison provided us with the gift of language, forcing us to look at the ugly and painful truth of Black life, specifically Black girlhood. As I reflect on … Continue reading Honoring Toni Morrison: Lessons Museums Can Learn from the Iconic Author

Find Your Way Back Home: Aminah Robinson’s Lessons of Grounding Community in Art

An artist that I have truly come to admire and study is Aminah Robinson. I came across Robinson’s works last year and have been moved by her process and purpose since. I even selected her work, Come Sunday, from TAM’s collection to be included in our current exhibition  South Sound Selects: Community Choices from the … Continue reading Find Your Way Back Home: Aminah Robinson’s Lessons of Grounding Community in Art

An Update On Our Commitments to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

TAM strives to be a welcoming place for all members of our community. We recognize that we have a lot of work to do to achieve that goal. We also recognize that this work must begin internally with our own staff as we work from the inside out to impact all members of our community. … Continue reading An Update On Our Commitments to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility