The Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) has planned several events this weekend to celebrate the completion of the museum’s 16,000-square-foot expansion and the grand opening of the Haub Family Galleries inaugural exhibition from the Haub Family Collection.
The Haub Family Collection includes 295 works of Western American art that dates back to circa-1800 by artists such as E. Martin Hennings, Georgia O’Keeffe, Tom Lovell, and John Clymer (among others). The work was donated by Erivan and Helga Haub and their family, and represents the single largest gift in the museum’s history. The art work will be presented in a new wing designed by award-winning architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. The new galleries double the museum’s total gallery space.
This week, TAM staff invited the Tacoma Daily Index to tour the museum expansion and preview the new galleries. TAM will host the Go West Gala on Friday evening, as well as the Go West Grand Opening on Saturday. More information is available online here.
To read the Tacoma Daily Index’s complete and comprehensive coverage of the Tacoma Art Museum’s expansion project, click on the following links:
- TAM: Tacoma to celebrate Haub Family Galleries grand opening (Tacoma Daily Index, November 4, 2014)
- Bourbon, Beer, and Western American Art at Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma Daily Index, October 24, 2014)
- Tacoma Art Museum expansion opens to public Nov. 16 (Tacoma Daily Index, April 8, 2014)
- 3 artists selected for outdoor Tacoma Art Museum sculptures (Tacoma Daily Index, March 18, 2014)
- Milestones in fundraising, construction at Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma Daily Index, February 27, 2014)
- Construction under way on Tacoma Art Museum expansion project (Tacoma Daily Index, December 4, 2013)
- Tacoma Art Museum breaks ground on $15.5M expansion project (Tacoma Daily Index, September 5, 2013)
- Tacoma Art Museum awarded $2M for expansion project (Tacoma Daily Index, August 14, 2013)
- $15.5M Tacoma Art Museum expansion groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 5 (Tacoma Daily Index, August 13, 2013)
- Tacoma Art Museum unveils design for $15.5M renovation (Tacoma Daily Index, April 18, 2013)
- EDB picks Top 10 Tacoma, Pierce County projects (Tacoma Daily Index, March 4, 2013)
- Tacoma Art Museum picks curator for new Haub Collection (Tacoma Daily Index, February 1, 2013)
- Tacoma Art Museum picks contractor for expansion project (Tacoma Daily Index, September 28, 2012)
- New collection, wing for Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma Daily Index, July 9, 2012)
- TAM selects Seattle firms for Pacific Avenue plaza redesign (Tacoma Daily Index, October 30, 2009)
- TAM announces shortlist for museum plaza redesign (Tacoma Daily Index, June 29, 2009)
- Tacoma Art Museum seeks concepts for plaza redesign (Tacoma Daily Index, May 11, 2009)