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Tacoma Art Museum


address  1701 Pacific Ave.
 Tacoma, WA  98402
phone (253) 272-4258
parking Several lots
general adm $15; $13 Student/Military/Senior; $40 Family (2 adults + 4 children under 18); free for Members/Children (5 & under). Free 3rd Thu. 5-8 pm
www.tacomaartmuseum.org/

Upcoming Events

Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads

Art Show
Tacoma Art Museum is honored to present an exhibition from internationally acclaimed Seattle artist Zhi LIN. His works focus on the experiences of 19th century Chinese laborers, whose vital story is nearly absent from American history books. Lin’s paintings resonate in our region. Their content is amplified by the legacy of historical racism exacerbated by contentious labor relations during the construction of the railroads, and the ensuing Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Such laws encouraged acts of violence and vigilantism against the Chinese migrants already living here, including the forced expulsion of Chinese people from Tacoma in 1885. This exhibition features a large scale video installation and intimate watercolors of sites with historical significance, including the City of Tacoma.
pacific northwest art
Event Info: (253) 272-4258
Price: $13-$15
Event Website: www.tacomaartmuseum.org/exhibit/zhi-lin/
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 • Tue 11/21/17 - Sun 2/18/18 at 10am-5pm 

Teacher Workshop – Building the Transcontinental Railroad: The Chinese Experience

Class/Workshop, Education, Living History
Celebrated as a technical marvel in its day, the first transcontinental railroad was constructed from 1863 to 1869, due largely to the contributions of Chinese workers who cut through the mountains and deserts of the American West. Thousands of men migrated from China to seek fortunes in the gold mines of California but, instead, mainly found work building the transcontinental railroads. They experienced racism, lower wages, and difficult working conditions. This workshop focuses on art and curriculum resources to incorporate this often overlooked history of Chinese laborers into the classroom. More info at bit.ly/2zwWKWq.
art;tacoma history;railroad;migrant labor;chinese;education;workshop;teachers;zhi lin
Price: $60. Registration required. Register at bit.ly/TAMrrworkshop
Event Website: http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/event/teacher-workshop-chinese-xp/
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 • Sat 12/2/17 at 9am-1pm 

Artist Talk: SuttonBeresCuller

Art Talk, Installations, Museum
Take time out from your Holiday Haul Crawl shopping and participate in an artist talk and special event with the legendary local art collective SuttonBeresCuller. Learn more about the artists’ rule-breaking artworks and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their epic Ship in a Bottle installation at TAM. After the program, enjoy complimentary cider and art-making in our free TAM Studio! TAM Member Exclusive. At 1 pm, members are invited to meet and greet the artist collective before the talk. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Not a member? Join Today at bit.ly/TAMmembers. See what else is happening at TAM on December 9 at bit.ly/TAMHolidayHaulCrawl.
art;artist;holiday shopping;cider;artist collective;suttonberesculler;tacoma art;talk
Event Info: (253) 272-4258
Price: $10 ($5 members/students with ID). Purchase Tickets Online at bit.ly/TAMsbctalk
Event Website: www.tacomaartmuseum.org/event/artist-talk-suttonberesculler/
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 • Sat 12/9/17 at 2pm-3pm 

2nd Annual Downtown Tacoma Holiday Haul Crawl

Community Event, Craft Show, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, For the Family, Holiday
Shop ‘til you drop at the 2nd Annual Downtown Tacoma Holiday Haul Crawl! Visit local museums, restaurants, and shops to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the season’s festivities. At Tacoma Art Museum, be sure to discover special one-of-a-kind gifts made by talented local artisans perfect for that special someone. TAM Member Exclusive! Show your membership card in TAM Store to pick up a complimentary bar of jcoco dark chocolate while you shop! Not a member? Join Today. • First 250 shoppers receive a free canvas tote bag contributed by Travel Tacoma. • Meet TAM Store artists and take selfies at a holiday photo booth. • Warm up with specials in TAM Cafe, including hot apple cider. • 10 am – 2 pm, Free gift wrapping with TAM Store purchase. Free gift tag and card making in TAM Studio with Jeanie Garrity. • 11 am – 3 pm, $1 cookie decorating in TAM Cafe. • 1 – 1:30 pm, Members meet and greet with SuttonBeresCuller • 2 – 3 pm, Artist Talk: SuttonBeresCuller (More info: bit.ly/TAMsbctalk) See the full list of participating local businesses and discount specials at bit.ly/HolidayHaulCrawl.
shopping;holiday;christmas;shop;gifts;discounts;free;prizes;museum;art;craft
Event Info: (253) 272-4258
Event Website: www.tacomaartmuseum.org/event/2nd-holiday-haul-crawl/
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Schedule
 • Sat 12/9/17 at 10am-5pm