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From June 15 through October 6, Tacoma Art Museum will share more than 100 works from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan collection, in “Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection.” The exhibition includes works in all media by some of our most beloved regional artists, such as William Cumming, Gaylen Hansen, Paul Havas, William Ivey, Fay Jones, James Martin, Alden Mason, Ginny Ruffner, Preston Singletary, Akio Takamori, and more.
Best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and more than 70 other picture books, Eric Carle has created a significant and varied body of artwork that was never intended for book publication. “Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle” will open in two galleries at Tacoma Art Museum on April 6 and run through July 7, 2013. The exhibition will also highlight Carle’s forays into three-dimensional realms, including metal sculptures and painted glass assemblages created in cooperation with his friend, the renowned glass artist Tom Patti, as well as costumes and set designs for The Magic Flute, a semi-staged opera performed by The Springfield Symphony in 2001. In conjunction with the exhibit, the artist will give a talk on April 7 at 1pm at Philip Hall at the University of Washington Tacoma, and a book signing will follow at the Tacoma Art Museum at 3pm. On April 10 at 10:30am, Stephanie A. Stebich, Museum Director, will discuss his independent art in “ArtArt.”
Brackenwood Gallery, 320 First Street in Langley, presents their annual “Small Pleasures” show with an artists’ reception from 5-7pm. All pieces in the show, which continues through December, are under $500.
The Museum of Glass in Tacoma opens “Ray Turner:Population,” an exhibition of portraits on glass portraying a broad cross-section of Americans, including some in the Tacoma community. The show runs through February 3.
Pottery Northwest , 226 First avenue N. in Seattle, is showing “UN-WEDGED 2012,” an exhibition of contemporary ceramics from 21 artists across the United States as well as Canada and Mexico. The opening reception is at 6pm.
Prographica fine works on paper, 3419 E. Denny Way in Seattle, opens “Equine, Bovine, Canine, Feline…,” in a reception from 2-4pm. The show includes work by David Brody, John Fadeff, Moira Hahn, Randy Hayes, Carolyn Krieg, Sherry Markovitz, Glenn Rudolph, Robert Schlegel, Fred Stonehouse, Peter Zokosky. Here’s a show that gives varied graphic form to animals in the modern world. Shown at the right: Peter Zokosky, Tapir and Snake.
Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is feeling nostalgic in November with featured painter David Ridgway, joined by painters Suzanne DeCuir and Frank Renlie along with ceramic sculptor Sue Roberts. These four artists pay tribute to thoughts of home-perhaps a childhood home, home away from home, dream home, or, home town. Home . . . in all its forms. The show runs through November 26 with an artist reception November 3 from 5:30-8pm. Shown at the left: No Sloop, No Dinghy by David Ridgway
Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, opens in a reception from 5-8pm with “Fire,” a new body of work by sculptor Peregrine O’Gormley who approaches the concept of fire holistically.
The Tacoma Art Museum, opens “Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma,” an exhibition accompanied by loads of activities during the run of the show through February 10. The show exemplifies the nature of pop art made famous in Warhol’s art. One of the many activities surrounding the exhibition is a special New Year’s Eve bash, “Studio 54 at Tacoma Art Museum.” Go to the museum’s web site for information about the events. Shown: Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1970. Screen print on paper 36 × 36 inches. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
“Tacoma Art Museum is excited to be a part of the national discourse. “HIDE/SEEK” redefines how modern American portraiture is viewed through the lens of gender and sexuality identity,” says Stephanie A. Stebich, Director of Tacoma Art Museum. “This exhibition comes at a time of historic legislation and we have a rich history of presenting compelling programs that spur ideas and dialogue within our community.”
“HIDE/SEEK” traces the evolution of sexual identity through a diverse range of artworks including paintings, sculptures, watercolors, prints, photography and video. Works range from the late 1890s by Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent to early modern era pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Romaine Brooks, and George Wesley Bellows; Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol represent the postwar period. The exhibition continues with works influenced by the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and the AIDS epidemic by artists such as Keith Haring, Glenn Ligon, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Cass Bird, and David Wojnarowicz’s unfinished film, A Fire in My Belly.
The original presentation of HIDE/SEEK was co-curated by David C. Ward, National Portrait Gallery historian, and Dr. Jonathan D. Katz, director of the doctoral program in visual studies, State University of New York at Buffalo. At Tacoma Art Museum, the exhibition has been coordinated by Rock Hushka, Director of Curatorial Administration of Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art.
For more information about the exhibition, the artwork, and the lectures and workshops that accompany the exhibition, visit www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/HideSeek
An exhibition celebrating American prints from the 1930s to the 1950s, “At Home,” opens November 19 at the Tacoma Art Museum. On view through February 26, the show includes works by such well-known regionalist artists as Thomas Hart Benton, Howard Cook, John Steuart Curry, and Robert Gwathmey as well as master printmakers including John Taylor Arms, Paul Landacre, and Doel Reed. More than 80 prints will chronicle the story of America at a crucial turning point in our history when populations shifted from small towns to cities and from a primarily rural way to an urban life. Shown: Georges Schreiber, Spring Storm, 1930. Lithograph, 12 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Carolyn Schneider Collection, Gift of Col. and Mrs. A. H. Hooker, 1970.233.4.
Selections from Nelson A. Rockefeller’s collection, considered the finest collection of Mexican folk art in the United States, will be on view at the Tacoma Art Museum from October 29 through February 19, 2012. On loan from the San Antonio Museum of Art, ”Treasures of Mexico” will feature approximately 80 major works of Mexican folk art in all media from 12 different Mexican states created for religious rituals, recreation, and daily life. Several objects in this exhibition are related to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which the museum celebrates every year with a free community festival in association with Centro Latino. This year, visitors can participate in the festival on Sunday, October 30 from 10 am to 4 pm while also viewing “Folk Treasures of Mexico.”
International Artist Day honors artists and the contributions they make in our lives. It is also Picasso’s birthday.
October 26 – November 13
The Seattle Art Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Visit a tapete (sand painting) inspired by Oaxaca’s beautiful traditions for celebrating Día de los Muertos. The display will include FREE drop-in art activities and a family friendly artist reception with live performances on Friday, November 4, 6 – 8 pm.
Cuba Slide Show and talk at the Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue North in Seattle from 6-8pm. Gallery artist Juan Alonso shows slides from his recent trip to Cuba.
Each month specially trained museum educators and gallery guides lead a discussion-based tour highlighting works of art from the Frye Art Museum exhibitions. Conversation creates an exchange of ideas without relying on short-term memory or recall of art historical information. Tours also include in-gallery hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required for each tour. Space is limited. (206) 432-8211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Frye Art Museum at 6:30pm Tim Coombs discusses the impact of Charles Darwin and Friedrich Nietzsche on Max’s later paintings, with particular emphasis given to the role of animals in their works
October 27 – 29
Seattle Weaver’s Guild Annual Show and Sale in Bloedel Hall on the lower level of St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th. Avenue. Shown at the left: one of the pieces in the show.
At the Tacoma Art Museum from 10:30 am- 4pm, get a “sneak peek” of the exhibition “Folk Treasures of Mexico: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection from the San Antonio Museum of Art” before it opens on October 29. Join Nancy Fullerton, Assistant Curator of Latin American Art from the San Antonio Museum of Art, to learn more about this fine collection of Mexican folk art and the artisans of these exceptional works. Free with museum admission.
SAM Remix – Experience “Luminous: The Art of Asia” at the Seattle Art Museum from 8pm til midnight during a special evening of performances, talks, dancing and more at this late-night creative explosion. No Remix is the same! Featuring burlesque by The Shanghai Pearl, Inga Ingenue and Polly Wood; global beats by DJ Aanshul; electro-acoustic sounds by Das Dhoom; performance art by Keeara Rhoades; bhangra by Pratidhwani Dance; Thriller classes with Dance Belt and much more! SAM members enjoy priority access and a special members-only lounge at Remix.
From 9:30-11am at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in the Stimson Auditorium, Professor Melissa McCormick of Harvard University will introduce the tradition of Genji pictures in conjunction with the exhibition, “A National Treasure: Japan’s Twelfth-Century Genji Scrolls.” She will focus on the
most famous scroll—the sections of the text in calligraphy with paintings that have survived since the 12th century, the earliest extant ‘picture scroll’ of Japan.
Día de los Muertos Free Community Festival at the Tacoma Art Museum from 10am-4pm. Celebrate the lives of deceased love ones in this ancient Latin festival with art-making, performances, and exhibitions of community altars and two large tapetes.
By popular demand, the Tacoma Art Museum has extended the huge Dale Chihuly exhibit to October 2. In conjunction with this show, the museum has all kids of special events, lectures and a festival to celebrate the artist’s life and work. For example, tomorrow night during the Tacoma Art Walk, there’s a special workshop on caring for collections as well as a 6pm lecture about Edward S. Curtis’ North American Indian Portfolio by stoneweaver artist and native Linda Levier
“A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer,” is on view at the Tacoma Art Museum from July 2 through October 16. In a career spanning more than six decades, Haffer found success as a photographer, printmaker, painter, musician, sculptor, and published writer, though she is known first and foremost as a photographer. Self-taught, she began her ambitious career in the early 1920s, both running a successful portrait studio (where she photographed the likes of the Weyerhaeuser and Chihuly families) and also exhibiting her unique artistic images around the world.
Safeco Gift and other acquisitions on view at the Tacoma Art Museum from June 25 through January 2012
The Tacoma Art Museum showcases more than 400 works of art collected over the last four years as a result of the large donation of works from Safeco Insurance (a member of the Liberty Mutual Group) and Washington Art Consortium in an exhibit titled “Collecting for the Future: The Safeco Gift and New Acquisitions,” on view June 25, 2011 through January 2012. Featured are paintings, video, conceptual art, glass, studio art jewelry, photography, ceramics, fiber arts, works on paper, and sculpture. It reveals some of the directions that the museum’s collection is growing and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into progress toward Tacoma Art Museum’s goal of building the premier collection of Northwest art.
For the second year in a row, Tacoma Art Museum is joining the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active- duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Dale Chihuly exhibit, Dale Chihuly’s Northwest, on view at the Tacoma Art Museum through September 25
Dale Chihuly pays tribute to his hometown and to his local inspirations in “Dale Chihuly’s Northwest, “on view at Tacoma Art Museum May 21 through September 25. The exhibition presents a selection of approximately 85 pieces of Chihuly’s artwork, including Baskets, Cylinders, Soft Cylinders, and Pilchuck Stumps, with approximately 300 objects from the artist’s collection of wool trade blankets, Willits canoes, and Edward S. Curtis photogravures. “Tacoma is Chihuly’s hometown, and Tacoma Art Museum and Chihuly have a long history together,” said Stephanie A. Stebich, Director of Tacoma Art Museum. “The exhibition honors Chihuly’s generosity to our city and our museum. This opportunity to experience Chihuly’s vision alongside his artwork is unparalleled. The fact that he chose to have the exhibition in Tacoma is a real testament to his love for our city.”