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eTceTera x The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: The Story Behind the Merch

Working with Tacoma Art Museum is something we have always wanted to do. We love art but fine art and artifacts take the cake and you all know why: it’s rare! And yes, we love most things rare but these are world renowned first editions and one of ones we are talking about. There is … Continue reading eTceTera x The Kinsey Collection x TAM Collaboration: The Story Behind the Merch

Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Khalil Kinsey

What are some of your first memories of the collection? How has your relationship evolved with the collection over time? My first memories of the collection were at home, my mother and father befriending and sharing the work of artists that they came to know and enjoy. From having formal art exhibitions in kind of … Continue reading Engaging the Kinseys – A Conversation with Khalil Kinsey

Connecting Kinsey and TAM: A History of the Exhibition

The arrival of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at the Tacoma Art Museum at the end of July will be a banner event for the Museum, Tacoma, and the Northwest. The exhibition tells an untold story and explores the “myth of absence” – the myth being that African American art and culture … Continue reading Connecting Kinsey and TAM: A History of the Exhibition

An Interview with New Board President, Jeff Williams

Tacoma resident, community leader, and founder of South Sound Property Group, we are honored to have Jeff Williams serve on TAM’s Board of Trustees as Vice President. Starting in July 2021, we are excited to have Jeff serve as the incoming President of the Board. Before his career in real estate, Jeff worked in sales … Continue reading An Interview with New Board President, Jeff Williams

In Memoriam – Benjamin Moore

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Benjamin Moore, who was an important figure in the Northwest’s glass community as well as an internationally celebrated glass artist. He received his BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts under Marvin Lipofsky and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design under Dale Chihuly. He later moved to Venice, Italy to further his understanding of classic … Continue reading In Memoriam – Benjamin Moore

TAM Store Highlight – Evolve Revolt Repeat Jewelry

Evolve Revolt Repeat is an arts and design based brand that places style, culture, and sustainability inside your jewelry box. Artist Eve Sanford creates one-of-a-kind accessories from up-cycled materials while following one rule: the more unique, the better. As an artist, Sanford believes that what we wear has the power to set us free. Adorning … Continue reading TAM Store Highlight – Evolve Revolt Repeat Jewelry

Recent Acquisitions – Grafton Tyler Brown “Untitled (Columbia River Scene)”

“Provenance” is the museum term for the ownership history of an artwork. We’re interested in knowing this information because it can offer insights into the artist’s life and career as well as provide details on the stresses and strains a work may have experienced that could affect its condition. It is also important, of course, … Continue reading Recent Acquisitions – Grafton Tyler Brown “Untitled (Columbia River Scene)”

Recent Acquisitions – Marvin Oliver “Raven with Salmonberry”

When I see Marvin Oliver’s Raven with Salmonberry it reminds me of the artist. Much like how Raven brought light to the world, Marvin carried with him histories and practices that made the world a better place. Marvin was a ray of light each time I saw him. Beaming with stories and ideas, I hoped … Continue reading Recent Acquisitions – Marvin Oliver “Raven with Salmonberry”

Recent Acquisitions – Zoë Urness “Raven Tells His Story in the Fog”

In 2016 and 2017, many of you may recall the unjust actions and human rights violations taking place against Native American communities on American soil. The Dakota Access Pipeline project sparked protests largely under the auspices of #NODAPL and remains a relevant controversy with ongoing legal proceedings. During the height of the protests, there was … Continue reading Recent Acquisitions – Zoë Urness “Raven Tells His Story in the Fog”