Friday, February 08, 2008

TAM IMPORTANT: training schedule changes

Please confirm that you have read this email and noted the changes to training dates, to minimize the phone calls that I have to make. Thank You!


We have made some changes to the training dates coming up in February and March.

The reasons for these changes are to spread out the training dates, and condense the required and optional trainings into less trainings. We really want to respect your time.


Please read the following carefully, and update your personal calendars accordingly. If you have any doubts at all, don't hesitate to call or email me!

An updated docent training schedule is also attached.


February 8, 2008 UPDATE:

Ÿ         Training on February 11 and 13, and on March 10 and 12 are cancelled.

Ÿ         There is one new training on March 3 or 5. This will be a Chuck Close walk-through with Rock Hushka, in the galleries. More info below.



Know More Art lecture series: 

Docents are required to attend at least two out of the five Know More Art lectures this spring. However, it is highly recommended that you attend all of the Know More Art lectures, if possible.

The first Know More Art lecture—Renoir: The Man behind the Brush—will be different in content than what Margaret covered at our Renoir walk-through training. It will be a much more detailed look at Renoir's life and career.

For more information on the Know More Art lecture series:



Second Tuesdays programming:

Second Tuesdays feature special programs every month: typically lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops followed by a docent-led tour of an exhibition related to the day's topic.

These programs are highly recommended for docents. You are welcome to come for all or part of the day's events.

For more information on Second Tuesdays:



For the Chuck Close A Couple of Ways of Doing Something exhibition, it is highly recommended that you attend the following programs as training:

Ÿ         Tuesday, February 12, 10:30-11:30 am – Techniques in Printmaking from Renoir to Today (Second Tuesday program)
Printmaker and retired University of Puget Sound Professor of Art History, Bill Colby, shares many of the ways prints are made and demonstrates some printmaking techniques.

Ÿ         Tuesday, March 11, 6-7 pm – Know More Art: Chuck Close: The Man behind the Camera
Rock Hushka will be giving this lecture, and it is highly recommended that you try to attend. I will be emailing some reading materials about Chuck Close's life and career for those of you who cannot make this lecture.

Ÿ         REQUIRED: Monday, March 3, 10:30 am-12:30 pm OR Wednesday, March 5, 5:30-7:30 pm – Chuck Close Exhibition Walk-Through with Rock Hushka
This training is for docents only, and Rock will be walking us through the exhibition. We changed the docent training schedule to add this walk-through instead of a lecture with Rock, because we felt a walk-through would be more useful to you.

Ÿ         March 11, 10:30-11:30 am – Beyond the Snapshot, Modern Photography Techniques (Second Tuesday program)
Steve Davis, photographer and Evergreen College faculty member (and in the Tacoma Art Museum permanent collection—see Telling Stories), presents some of the older and more contemporary techniques of art photography. For those of you who think you need more training on photography, please try to attend this program.

I will send a separate email with the readings for Chuck Close.

I also want to remind you that over the last few years, we have had several exhibitions with significant photography sections and docent training on photography: William B. Post and pictorialism, Frida Kahlo, Paul Strand (and the Stieglitz relationship), Great American Thing (Stieglitz again), Contemporary Photography and the Garden: Deceits and Fantasies (which included several contemporary photographers), and Margaret Bourke-White.


Thanks for your time!



Heide Fernandez-Llamazares

Museum Educator and Docent Coordinator



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