Saturday, November 15, 2014

2: Tacoma Art Museum: Art of the American West - The Haub Family Collection

Two down.
Fifty-three to go.

Art can bring us together, and Saturday night it brought together a group of old friends and colleagues at the Grand Opening of the Art of the American West exhibit and new wing at the Tacoma Art Museum.

It was a fun party, but the star was the exhibit and its special new home. This first exhibit of the Haub Family Collection (we are told there is a lot more art for future shows) runs through the fall of next year.  It examines more than 200 years of work by historic and contemporary artists, showing how concepts of the West continue to evolve and influence us today. The art is effectively presented around themes and subject matter rather than chronologically or by artist, and it is housed in a beautiful new space. TAM has become a big dot on the art world map. 

The fellow in the middle with the black hat is Rick Little,
Tacoma bon-vivant and nine year ArtsFund associate and former associates chair. 

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