For Raven Juarez, art is about telling stories. A descendant of the Blackfeet tribe, she uses her work to disentangle intangible ideas, to build community, to seek justice. Her works explore deeply complex feelings and struggles with identity: drawing always offered a better way to communicate than did written or spoken words. One look at … Continue reading TAM Store Highlight – Raven Juarez→
“I have always worked in the field, never in a studio, because I wanted to photograph subjects in their own environment. It is the spirit of the subject which is most important. As the photographer, I have always tried to stay in the background, and shoot the subjects as they arrange themselves. My subjects become … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Jacob Lawrence”→
Mary Henry’s body of work mirrors the evolution of modernist ideas in American art in the 20th century. She was primarily interested in the clean, sharp lines and geometry of non-objective abstraction, images constructed solely from shapes and colors rather than derived from a physical object. Her hard-edged compositions, painted in strong colors, are carefully … Continue reading Object of the Week – “After Scarlatti”→
Jeffry Mitchell crafts his art with a seemingly casual aesthetic that underscores his understanding of the history of art and contemporary culture. Working primarily in ceramic, Mitchell is well versed in the medium’s history and traditions from around the globe. His style is immediately recognizable with works that embrace accessibility while making powerful connections to … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Seasick Sailors and the Silver Cord”→
TAM is excited to welcome six new board members who begin their three year terms July 1, 2020. These dedicated community members will join the rest of the Board of Directors to provide leadership and vision for TAM. Matt Bergman is an attorney, law professor, philanthropist and community activist. He is senior partner of Bergman … Continue reading Welcome New Board Members!→
You may have seen virtual backgrounds that place you on tropical islands, in outer space, and even in a Minecraft ™ like world. How would you like to bring a bit of TAM into your next meeting?
We are delighted to introduce TAM videoconferencing backgrounds for your use in your next conference call, virtual happy hour, or family chat. Just download one of the images below and use it in the videoconferencing application of your choice. Tag the Tacoma Art Museum when you share your screenshots and include the hashtag #TAMatHome.
Not sure how to change your background? Check out the help center of your platform for step by step instructions!
Ron Ho was a jeweler and art educator. The son of Chinese parents, he grew up in Hawaii surrounded by diverse cultures and their unique artistic expressions. His work, admired for the use of found objects, was influenced and informed by contrasts between American and Chinese culture and by the cultural diversity he encountered living … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Vanished Wishes”→
“My pieces are meant for dialogue, for discussion, for thinking about…That’s my ultimate goal.” Thomas Haukaas In More Time Expected, ledger, beadwork, and doll artist Thomas Haukaas (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) depicts more than twenty horses, with their knees bent, simulating forward movement across the picture plane. The horses vary in color and adornment with some moving … Continue reading Object of the Week – “More Time Expected”→
Marsha Burns has spent much of her career capturing people whose existence is self-defined. Working in Seattle in the 1970s, she focused on creating figure studies and nudes in her studio. Her models, usually friends and acquaintances with androgynous qualities, posed in a mostly empty setting in various states of undress accompanied by select objects … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Untitled”→
Tacoma Art Museum joins in solidarity with our Black community in the fight for justice. We support Black Lives Matter and we are committed to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster equity, and empower an accessible and inclusive culture as part of civic society. Many museums, including TAM, benefit from systems of structural … Continue reading In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter→