Bart at TAM fun meets history

Tacoma Art Museum presents BART at Tacoma Art Museum:Animating America’s Favorite Family, an unauthorized and in-depth look at the process and teamwork needed to create America’s longest-running prime time animated television show now through-October 27, 2019. Set in the fictional town of Springfield. The Simpsons explored the life of a working-class family through parodies of American culture and society, television and the human condition.

The exhibition features over 100 hand generated animation cells, scripts, and drawings related to the first 13 seasons of the Simpsons. “Visitors will be able to learn about the process of animation and explore elements of the history and process,” says Bill Heeter the collection owner.   

Now in its 30th season, the loving, yet dysfunctional family has met with both praise and criticism. The Simpsons has won 31 Primetime Emmy awards, and a Peabody Award. It has also collided with and responded to cultural events and social change over its decade long television run.  by Leah Grout

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