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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

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

An Interview with Board First Vice President, Pamela Transue

Longtime member, Trustee, and current First Vice President of the Board Pamela Transue first connected with the Tacoma Art Museum indirectly, dating from when her spouse, Stuart Grover became involved in 1985. Initially impressed with the exhibition, Between Spring and Summer, a show connected to the Goodwill Games and showcasing a spirit of friendly outreach … Continue reading An Interview with Board First Vice President, Pamela Transue

Shaun Peterson’s “Welcome Figure” Restoration Project

According to Puyallup historians, Native American travelers knew the tough part of their journey lay behind them when they were greeted by a welcome figure like this on the shores of Puget Sound. Carved by Qwalsius (Shaun Peterson), in a style unique to the Puyallup People, spuyaləpabš/Welcome Figure is a modern take on a local … Continue reading Shaun Peterson’s “Welcome Figure” Restoration Project

Connecting Kinsey and TAM: Connections to Our Community

With The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, connections run deep. No matter where it travels, the works featured in the show offer an opportunity to delve into the unique Black histories of the communities it touches. Tacoma is no different. Because of this important exhibition, we are able to truly explore the impact … Continue reading Connecting Kinsey and TAM: Connections to Our Community

Studio Jewelry at TAM – The Christopher and Alida Latham Display

The Pacific Northwest is celebrated as a pivotal center for the birth and growth of the contemporary studio glass movement. However, the region’s history as a key hub for studio art jewelry is not as well known. Through the advocacy and support of artists, collectors, and others in the jewelry community, TAM is fortunate to … Continue reading Studio Jewelry at TAM – The Christopher and Alida Latham Display

In the Spirit Vendor Spotlight

Alexander McCarty; Makah Alex McCarty is a member of the Makah Nation, a skilled artist, and teacher. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Visual Arts and Social Studies, and his Master’s in Teaching from The Evergreen State College. Alex is currently teaching woodcarving and printmaking in the Native American and Indigenous Studies Programs at Evergreen. His … Continue reading In the Spirit Vendor Spotlight