“Key to the Collection,” a new exhibit opening at Tacoma Art Museum

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The exhibit will feature treasured favorites from TAM’s legacy collections of European paintings, Japanese woodblock prints and American modern art.

 

Opening day is Saturday, Dec. 22
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Tacoma Art Museum’s collection of more than 5,000 artworks has grown over the decades through a number of significant gifts. On the occasion of the opening of the new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing, TAM is taking a moment to look back and celebrate other major additions that have shaped and expanded its holdings.

Though the museum has focused its collecting on the art and artists of the Pacific Northwest for more than 55 years, it also has acquired other types of work that provide a larger context in which to understand the art of our region. Come see treasured favorites from TAM’s legacy collections of European paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, and American modern art as well as more recent arrivals that further expand that story.

Info: www.tacomaartmuseum.org/exhibit/key-to-the-collection

 

#1 Renoir:

Pierre Auguste Renoir (born Limoges, France, 1841; died Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, 1919), “Heads of Two Young Girls,” 1890. Oil on canvas, 12 ¾ x 16 ¼ inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hilding W. Lindberg, 1983.1.35.

#2 Greenwood:

Marion Greenwood (born Brooklyn, New York, 1909; died Woodstock, New York, 1970), “The Window,” 1950. Lithograph, 12 x 16 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Carolyn Schneider Collection, Gift of Col. and Mrs. A. H. Hooker, 1970.160.4.

#3 Kuniyoshi:

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (born Edo, Japan, 1798; died Edo, Japan, 1861) and Ebiya Rinnosuke (born Edo, Japan, circa 1832; died Edo, Japan, 1895), “Kusatsu: Tawara Toda and the Dragon Woman (Ryujo),” mid 1840s. Woodblock print, 9 3/8 x 8 5/8 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. James W. Lyon, 1971.129.14.

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