Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Coming to Tacoma Art Museum

Exhibitions on View School Year 2016-2017

30 Americans | September 24, 2016 – January 15, 2017

The critically acclaimed 30 Americans will make its West Coast debut at Tacoma Art Museum. The exhibition 
30 Americans showcases an influential group of prominent African American artists who have emerged over the past three decades as leading contributors to the contemporary art scene in the U.S. and beyond. The exhibition covers important topics in contemporary America including race, history, and gender. This exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos from artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nick Cave, Robert Colescott, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Wangechi Mutu, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley and more.
30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection.

The Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection | October 9, 2016 – April 23, 2017
The Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection features a selection of major works from the promised gift to TAM. The exhibition will include about 60 works of paintings, sculpture, and glass art. The Benaroya Collection includes iconic examples of works by world-renowned artists including Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Kyohei Fujita, Ginny Ruffner, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Lino Tagliapietra, Cappy Thompson, and Ulrica Hydman Vallien. With the gift of the Benaroya Collection, TAM will have one of the most important studio art glass collections in the United States.

The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today | February 4 – May 14, 2017

Every three years, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery holds the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, inviting artists from across the country to submit their best works in the art of portrayal. The 2016 juried competition selected contemporary works by 43 artists forming the exhibition The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today.This exhibition showcases excellence and innovation with a strong focus on the variety of portrait media used by artists today. The dazzling variety of media and diverse approaches to the exploration of "self" and "other" challenge preconceived notions of portraiture and expand visitors’ imaginations. For the first time in the history of the competition, the exhibition is traveling to Tacoma Art Museum.

The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today is organized by the    Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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