Saturday, May 23, 2015

Docent Updates and Reminders

Hi TAM Docents,

 

Reminder that we have a docent training this upcoming Wednesday, May 27th. We will be discussing the book My Antonia by Willa Cather. Remember to send me a discussion question for this training if you haven’t already!

 

There are a few tours the next two weeks that need docents. Please email me if you can lead one of the below tours:

 

Company/Community/Group name: BCRA

Date and Time: Thursday, May 28th, 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Number of Attendees: ~50

Tour Type: Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keefe and Contemporaries

Museum Contact: Amy or Hannah

Docent:  NEED

Notes: One tour should begin at 6:00 pm and the other docent should lead a tour at 6:30 pm.

 

Contact: Debby Grant, (425) 670-5055

Company/Community/Group name: Lynwood Senior Center

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 2nd @ 10:30 am

Number of Attendees: ~ 15

Lunch in Café: Will be having lunch in café. They will be breaking into smaller groups to accommodate size of café. Kari will contact group week before to get exact numbers.

Tour Type: O’Keeffe

Docent:  NEED

 

 

Thanks!

 

TAM TACOMA ART MUSEUM

 

Kara Bonavia

Volunteer Services Coordinator

 

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Group Tour on Saturday, May 23 at 3 pm

Hello TAM Docents,

 

There is a group tour this Saturday, May 23rd at 3 pm. Please let me know if you can come in to lead this tour!

 

Contact: Karen Alexander Brown, 503-330-2064

Company/Community/Group name: Portland Art Museum

Date and Time: Saturday May 23rd, 3 pm

Number of Attendees: 4

Lunch in Café: NO

Tour Type: Northwest in the West

DocentNEED

 

Thanks!

 

TAM TACOMA ART MUSEUM

 

Kara Bonavia

Volunteer Services Coordinator

 

T: 253-272-4258 x3030

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tour Tomorrow Night

Hi Docents,

 

I still need one more docent to help lead the following tour:

 

Company/Community/Group name: Wells Fargo Group

Date and Time: Thursday, May 21st, 6:00 pm

Number of Attendees: ~50

Tour Type: Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keefe and Contemporaries

Museum Contact: Amy or Hannah

Docent:  NEED 1

Notes: One tour should begin at 6:00 pm and the other docent should lead a tour at 6:15 pm.

 

Please let me know if you can help lead it with Terry.

 

Thanks!

 

TAM TACOMA ART MUSEUM

 

Kara Bonavia

Volunteer Services Coordinator

 

T: 253-272-4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Need a docent tomorrow!

Hello TAM Docents,

 

I still need a docent for tomorrow’s tour. Please review the information below and confirm with me by email if you can take the lead!

 

Contact: Emy Lyle, 253-627-9128

Company/Community/Group name: Jay Ray

Date and Time: Friday, May 15th @ 12:30 pm

Number of Attendees: ~11

Lunch in Café: Lunch in Café please reserve a spot for 10 at 11:30 am

Tour Type: O’Keeffe

Docent:  NEED

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE! The Annual Volunteer Appreciate Awards Dinner is on Tuesday, June 9 from 6-7:30 pm. More information to follow this week.

 

Thanks!

 

TAM TACOMA ART MUSEUM

 

Kara Bonavia

Volunteer Services Coordinator

 

T: 253-272-4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

URGENT Tour Requests

Hello TAM Docents,

 

I have some urgent tour requests below. Please review and let me know if you can lead any of the tours below.

 

Contact: Ruth Ann Hatchett 253-961-3649 or 253-864-7556 (contact Amy or Hannah first, please)

Company/Community/Group name: League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County

Date and Time: Thursday, May 14 @ 6:45-8:00pm

Number of Attendees: TBD but likely 40-55

Tour Type: Eloquent Objects

Docent:  NEED. First tour is from 7-7:25 pm and second tour is from 7:30-7:55 pm.

Notes: Their event begins at 6pm with cocktails and remarks.

 

 

Contact: Emy Lyle, 253-627-9128

Company/Community/Group name: Jay Ray

Date and Time: Friday, May 15th @ 12:30 pm

Number of Attendees: ~11

Lunch in Café: Lunch in Café please reserve a spot for 10 at 11:30 am

Tour Type: O’Keeffe

Docent:  NEED

 

 

Contact: Jay Hansen, (206) 251-1005

Company/Community/Group name: Vashon Community Care Facility

Date and Time: Thursday, May 21st @ 1:00 pm

Number of Attendees: ~ 12

Lunch in Café: Group will be brining lunch from home but would like to eat in atrium at 12:00pm.

Tour Type: O’Keeffe & Chihuly

Docent:  NEED

Notes: VS staff please set aside the four wheelchairs for members of the group to use upon arrival.

 

           

Company/Community/Group name: Wells Fargo Group

Date and Time: Thursday, May 21st, 6:00 pm

Number of Attendees: ~50

Tour Type: Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keefe and Contemporaries

Museum Contact: Amy or Hannah

Docent:  NEED 2

Notes: One tour should begin at 6:00 pm and the other docent should lead a tour at 6:15 pm.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE! The Annual Volunteer Appreciate Awards Dinner is on Tuesday, June 9 from 6-7:30 pm. More information to follow this week.

 

Thanks!

 

TAM TACOMA ART MUSEUM

 

Kara Bonavia

Volunteer Services Coordinator

 

T: 253-272-4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Group Tour Tomorrow

Hi Docents,

 

There is a group tour scheduled tomorrow at 12:30 pm. It’s a small group that wants a tour of Eloquent Objects. Please review your schedules and let me know if you can lead this tour!!

 

Contact: Shayla Urie, (206) 774-5393

Company/Community/Group name: Fred Lind Manor

Date and Time: Friday, May 8thh @12:30 pm

Number of Attendees: ~10

Lunch in Café:

Tour Type: O’Keeffe

Docent:  NEED

 

Thank you!!

 

TAM TACOMA ART MUSEUM

 

Kara Bonavia

Volunteer Services Coordinator

 

T: 253-272-4258 x3030

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Staffing Update - Kara Bonavia

Dear Docents,

 

I write with bittersweet news. Kara Bonavia will be leaving the TAM family at the end of June. She and her husband Adam are relocating to a Kansas City upon his return from the Middle East where Adam will attend the US Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth and be promoted to Major. We are thrilled that she and Adam will be together after a long year of deployment, and we wish them a wonderful and happy future in their new location.

 

As many of you remember, Kara started her tenure at TAM as a volunteer docent in 2011 and Administrative Volunteer in 2012. She quickly gained the trust and good will of the docents and staff and joined the education team in 2013 as the Volunteer and Adult Programs Coordinator. During the last two years Kara has successfully juggled her two roles of training, managing, and mentoring all our volunteers as well as planning a robust series of lectures and workshops for the public. During this time, Kara increased the number and attendance at our programs and maintained the strength of the volunteer program. She has been an instrumental member of the education team, especially during the opening of the Haub Family Galleries and TAM Studio.

 

We are grateful that Kara has given us such advance notice of her departure so we can begin planning for the transition. We are in the process of looking at the staffing needs for the department, and plan to recruit a new employee as soon as possible. As we clarify the job description, we will keep you posted on next steps.

 

I hope you will join me in wishing Kara and her family well. We will celebrate her accomplishments and have a proper send off for her at the end of June.

 

Best regards,

Samantha

 

 

TAM TACOMA ART MUSEUM

 

Samantha Kelly

Director of Education

 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Docent Updates and Reminders

Hello TAM Docents,

 

I hope to see many of you at tomorrow’s lecture on Georgia O’Keeffe’s Environment and Homes by Agapita Judy Lopez! I plan to record tomorrow’s lecture and I will have Myles upload it to the docent page in the next couple of weeks.

 

This is a reminder that we have docent training on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:30 am. This will be a refresher course on touring techniques.

 

There is a group tour scheduled next Tuesday and I still need a docent to lead it. Please review the information below and confirm by email that you can lead the tour at your earliest opportunity!!

           

Contact: Terri Burke, (425) 556-2342

Company/Community/Group name: Redmond Senior Center

Date and Time: Tuesday April 28th, 10:30 am

Number of Attendees: 12-21

Lunch in Café: Lunch in Cafe

Tour Type: Haub Family Galleries

Museum Contact: Kari x3065

Docent:  NEED

 

Docent Updates: We still have a lot of Tuesday shifts open. Please make sure to sign up for a Tuesday shift or even better a regular Tuesday docent shift – we have a lot of tours on Tuesdays.

 

Museum Updates: There have been changes in the Haub Family Galleries. I still don’t have documentation about those changes, but I will speak with Laura when she returns to the office next week. Also, some docents may have noticed that there are more docent positions on the Volgistics calendar. Since we are transitioning the School Tour Educators to Docent – School Tours position, I’ve created volunteer shifts specifically for school tours on the docent calendar. Now shifts are categorized by Adult Tours or School Tours. You do not need to sign up for the School Tour shift, but I would like all docents to recognize what type of shift he or she might be signing up for.

 

We ran out of time during our last training to vote on the next Field Trip destination. Please review the information below and EMAIL ME YOUR CHOICE.

 

·         Bainbridge Arts & Craft: Big Bad Birds (May 8 – June 1) All birds, all mediums, all month, until they fly out the door. Cameron Bahnson, Lori Bernstein, Lynn Brunelle, Cha Davis, Katy Gilmore, Denise Harris, Yuko Ishii, Johnpaul Jones, Karin Lowrie, Sally Robison, Lynnette Sandbloom, Raquel Stanek, Anna VonRosenstiel, Kamilla White, Susan Wiersema, and Mike Zitka.

 

·         Horizon House: Northwest Art Collection - One of our features which most impresses visitors to Horizon House is the vast collection of fine art. More than 200 pieces are distributed throughout the common areas of our community. Our collection includes an eclectic variety of genres and styles, but with a contemporary emphasis. Our art collection has been funded by the Residents’ Council and the Philanthropy Department, and is guided and managed by the Art Committee of the Council.

 

·         Wing Luke Museum: Bitter & Sweet Tour - Official tour of the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. "The official Bitter & Sweet tour is a lovely way to see the real Chinatown-International District and discover the places frequented by Henry and Keiko - get an in-depth look at the neighborhood's rich history, diversity and layers of stories"- author Jamie Ford. Explore the Canton Alley apartment where (main character) Henry Lee lived. Visit Japantown and get a glimpse of the Panama Hotel. This tour gives you a real life look at the locations present in The New York Times bestselling book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. (Duration: 90 minutes)

 

·         MOHAI: American Spirits (April 2 – August 23) Step back in time to the era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation! Created by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and making its West Coast premiere at MOHAI, American Spirits brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life through a re-created speakeasy, films, photos, multimedia, and more than 100 rare artifacts. 

 

·         Bellevue Arts Museum: Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection (March 13 – June 7) showcases over 200 pins which former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright famously used to make poignant diplomatic statements. The works on view span more than a century of jewelry design and include fascinating pieces from across the globe selected by Albright for their symbolic, rather than material, value. The exhibition explores the stories behind these brooches as well as their historical and artistic significance, highlighting jewelry's ability to communicate in a nonverbal yet powerfully articulate way.

 

 

Thanks!

 

 

TAM TACOMA ART MUSEUM

 

Kara Bonavia

Volunteer Services Coordinator

 

T: 253-272-4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Docent Reminder and Updates

Hello TAM Docents,

 

This is a reminder that we have docent training on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30 am. This will be a refresher course on the Chihuly Walking Tour. Be prepared to walk outside for about an hour, unless the weather is absolutely horrible.

 

Docent Updates: We still have a lot of Tuesday shifts open. Please make sure to sign up for a Tuesday shift or even better a regular Tuesday docent shift – we have a lot of tours on Tuesdays. Myles should have all the training videos online this week. Unfortunately, the camera decided not to save Charles Eldredge’s lecture. I’m sorry for the docents who were looking forward to watching that training video – I was there and recorded it, but the camera decided to have a memory card issue (apparently).

 

Museum Updates: There have been changes in the Northwest in the West exhibition. I’ve attached Margaret’s document on the changes to this email. Some docents may have noticed that there are more docent positions on the Volgistics calendar. Since we are transitioning the School Tour Educators to Docent – School Tours position, I’ve created volunteer shifts specifically for school tours on the docent calendar. Now shifts are categorized by Adult Tours or School Tours. You do not need to sign up for the School Tour shift, but I would like all docents to recognize what type of shift he or she might be signing up for.

 

At the last docent training we discussed the next docent field trip. Below are the suggestions from the group, plus one suggestion from our curators. Please do some research on these suggestions and we’ll try to make a decision on where to go at the next docent training.

 

·         Bainbridge Arts & Craft: Big Bad Birds (May 8 – June 1) All birds, all mediums, all month, until they fly out the door. Cameron Bahnson, Lori Bernstein, Lynn Brunelle, Cha Davis, Katy Gilmore, Denise Harris, Yuko Ishii, Johnpaul Jones, Karin Lowrie, Sally Robison, Lynnette Sandbloom, Raquel Stanek, Anna VonRosenstiel, Kamilla White, Susan Wiersema, and Mike Zitka.

 

·         Horizon House: Northwest Art Collection - One of our features which most impresses visitors to Horizon House is the vast collection of fine art. More than 200 pieces are distributed throughout the common areas of our community. Our collection includes an eclectic variety of genres and styles, but with a contemporary emphasis. Our art collection has been funded by the Residents’ Council and the Philanthropy Department, and is guided and managed by the Art Committee of the Council.

 

·         Wing Luke Museum: Bitter & Sweet Tour - Official tour of the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. "The official Bitter & Sweet tour is a lovely way to see the real Chinatown-International District and discover the places frequented by Henry and Keiko - get an in-depth look at the neighborhood's rich history, diversity and layers of stories"- author Jamie Ford. Explore the Canton Alley apartment where (main character) Henry Lee lived. Visit Japantown and get a glimpse of the Panama Hotel. This tour gives you a real life look at the locations present in The New York Times bestselling book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. (Duration: 90 minutes)

 

·         MOHAI: American Spirits (April 2 – August 23) Step back in time to the era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation! Created by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and making its West Coast premiere at MOHAI, American Spirits brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life through a re-created speakeasy, films, photos, multimedia, and more than 100 rare artifacts. 

 

·         Bellevue Arts Museum: Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection (March 13 – June 7) showcases over 200 pins which former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright famously used to make poignant diplomatic statements. The works on view span more than a century of jewelry design and include fascinating pieces from across the globe selected by Albright for their symbolic, rather than material, value. The exhibition explores the stories behind these brooches as well as their historical and artistic significance, highlighting jewelry's ability to communicate in a nonverbal yet powerfully articulate way.

 

 

We have some tours coming up that need docents. Please review the tours information below and confirm with me if you can lead any of the tours.

 

Contact: THOMAS J. DUKE, O: 253.692.5641 C: 253.988.4687 (please talk to Amy or Hannah first)

            Company/Community/Group name: UWT

            Date and Time: 04/23/15, 6:30-8:00

            Number of Attendees: 200

            Tour Type: Eloquent Objects

            Museum Contact: Amy or Hannah x3060

            Docent:  NEED 3. Margaret is also giving tours.

Notes: UWT is bringing 200 folks over for a reception. The final number will be confirmed soon. They are offering guided tours of GOK at 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30. So far, 71 people have signed up for the 6:30 tour so we know when need a docent to help out then. I can update you on the 7:00 and 7:30 time slot as we get more information, but it would be great to have a docent who was willing to stay until 8:00 if needed.

Tour format recommended by Margaret: 20 minutes per tour so there is a little recovery time between each. Start in the Northwest still life show as there is a lot more room to gather a group and they are much more likely to follow me up to the O'Keeffe show than vice versa.

 

            Contact: Terri Burke, (425) 556-2342

Company/Community/Group name: Redmond Senior Center

Date and Time: Tuesday April 28th, 10:30 am

Number of Attendees: 12-21

Lunch in Café: Lunch in Cafe

Tour Type: Haub Family Galleries

Museum Contact: Kari x3065

Docent:  NEED

 

Contact: JJ Hudson, (253) 756-6219

Company/Community/Group name: Franke Tobey Jones Retirement Community

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 28th @11:30 am

Number of Attendees: ~ 15

Lunch in Café: TBD

Tour Type: O’Keeffe

Museum Contact: Kari x3065

Docent:  NEED

 

Contact: Carolyn Keck, (360) 438-5673

Company/Community/Group name: WHAMS – Women Have Active Minds Still

Date and Time: Thursday, April 30th @ 11:00 am

Number of Attendees: ~ 6

Lunch in Café: NA

Tour Type: O’Keeffe

Museum Contact: Kari x 3065

Docent:  NEED

Notes: Group will be arriving early, 10:30 am to view galleries before tour at 11:00 am. VS please provide group with audio guides and indicate where everyone will meet at 11:00 am for tour (lobby).

 

Thanks!

 

TAM TACOMA ART MUSEUM

 

Kara Bonavia

Volunteer Services Coordinator

 

T: 253-272-4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

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