Current Exhibitions

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Lockwood Dennis, “Public Market," 1992

Lockwood Dennis: Woodcuts

October 24, 2020 – January 16, 2021

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

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Due to COVID-19 exhibition dates may change

Lockwood Dennis (American, 1937-2012) was a highly regarded Washington printmaker who is known for his woodcut prints that captured iconic scenes of Seattle, Portland, and the artist’s travels throughout the western United States. 

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Virginia Darcé, "The Market" (detail), 1938

Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art in the 1930s

November 28, 2020 – March 27, 2021

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby

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Due to COVID-19 exhibition dates may change


This is the first major exhibition to celebrate the bounty of artwork created in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana under the New Deal Federal Art Projects in the 1930s. Organized by the Tacoma Art Museum, the exhibition features work by such notable Pacific Northwest artists of the 1930s as Louis Bunce, Kenneth Callahan, Fay Chong, Elizabeth Colborne, Martina Gangle, Gordon Gilkey, Charles Heaney, Bue Kee, and Albert and Arthur Rundquist among others. 

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Barkley Hendricks, "Brenda P," 1974, oil and acrylic on canvas, 72" x 50", Art Bridges, image courtesy of Sotheby's

Brenda P and Prints from the Permanent Collection

Aug. 20, 2020 - March 6, 2021

Focus Gallery in the Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Gallery

The museum is temporarily closed until further notice
Due to COVID-19 exhibition dates may change
Holiday Closure: Dec. 14 - Jan. 3
 

Brenda P by Barkley Hendricks, on loan through March 2021 thanks to the Art Bridges foundation, serves as the centerpiece for this exhibition. Accompanied by a selection of prints from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition presents work by some of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century and touches on themes important to many Black artists working during that time – the figure, abstraction, and history

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