TAM selects new education curator

Tacoma Art Museum has hired a new staff member to help expand on the museum’s commitment to provide quality educational programs for the community. Tara Young, formerly of Seattle Art Museum has been selected to hold this full-time position as associate curator of education at Tacoma Art Museum beginning Aug. 1, 2003.

Young served for five years as assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at Seattle Art Museum. Some of her curatorial projects at SAM included Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection; and several projects in the Documents Northwest exhibition series sponsored by PONCHO.

Young received her M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and her B.A. in Art History from Harvard University. Her experience includes curatorial and educational work at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum, and the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin, Ireland.

“Young’s impressive background in art history and museum practices complements the assets already at Tacoma Art Museum,” said Anna Castillo, curator of education. “Her presence further strengthens our commitment to providing quality programs for our community and an unsurpassed experience for our visitors.”

Young will manage the volunteer and docent programs. She will also develop and implement educational programming that reflects the museum’s exhibitions and collection and meet the needs of the local community and region.

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