This month, the Tacoma Art Museum is launching an art awareness campaign to share the creativity, beauty, and expression that the museum offers with the community. The campaign, called Art is Always Open, is meant to raise awareness of the programs and experiences that are offered by TAM and other South Sound arts organizations for our local communities.
“We’ve had great success in both transforming and developing new programs into the digital space. From video exhibition tours and lectures by scholars to our series of TAM at Home art making projects based on art from our permanent collection, there are a variety of options to use art for inspiring hope and stimulating creativity. These two basic human needs have become even more important during these challenging times,” noted David F. Setford, TAM Executive Director. “As we re-open our doors on October 9, we recognize that some people may not yet feel comfortable visiting TAM in person, therefore we will continue to explore and experiment with digital offerings. With the Art is Always Open campaign we want to raise awareness of opportunities to engage and connect through art.”
Though TAM’s doors will be open again on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting October 9, its role in the community as a place for lively discussions, community celebrations, and educational opportunities has shifted into digital spaces through at least the end of 2021. Via TAM’s website and social media, TAM at Home will continue to offer free at-home art making activities, access to TAM’s permanent collection online, and other new programs.
For more information, or to check out an online program through Art is Always Open, visit https://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/.