Friday, February 08, 2008

TAM: Presidential Portraiture lecture at the Washington State History Museum

The Washington State History Museum currently has an exhibition on Presidential Portraiture. The following lecture may be of interest to you, and can be used as independent study hours.

Also, the three museums are currently reviewing their policies on free admission for other Tacoma museums' volunteers. So, you won't necessarily get free admission with your docent ID, but it never hurts to try. I will let you know what the final decision is.



Faces of Leadership: Lecture & Gallery Talk on Presidential Portraiture

Friday, February 22, 2008 @ 11:30 AM      


Join curator Fred Poyner for an in-depth look at the exhibition Faces of Leadership: Presidential Portraiture. The program includes a 45-minute presentation during which Poyner talks about the presidential works of art on display and the artists who created them, including Seattle’s “first sculptor” James Wehn. A guided gallery tour of the exhibition follows. Registration is not required. FREE with paid admission.


Artists far and wide have created images of our presidents and displayed them for all to see. These creative works surpass mere physical representations, providing historical continuity and a visible legacy for our nation. Faces of Leadership: Presidential Portraiture features more than 30 artworks and images from the permanent collections of the Washington State Historical Society, including sculpture busts, coins and medallions, and snapshots of presidents on the move. This exhibit is on view now through October 5, 2008.



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