Wednesday, March 12, 2008

TAM: docent training schedule for April - July 2008

Here is the training schedule for the next few months.

Please let me know if you are unable to attend any of the “required” trainings.


Thanks for your time!


highly recommended

Third Thursday, March 20, 4:30 – 5:30

Exhibition Walk-Through: Michelle Dunn Marsh, Director of Aperture West, will discuss the broad range of photographic media Chuck Close incorporates in his work, including daguerreotypes and large-scale digital prints – in the format of a walk-through of Chuck Close especially for the docents.

Location: Event Space


April 9, 5:30 – 7:30


April 14, 10:30 – 12:30

Chuck Close Workshop

Location: Gallery


Ellen Ito will lead this workshop by talking about the artists whose portraits are in A Couple of Ways of Doing Something. This will provide a launching point for a group discussion of how Chuck Close’s portraits and Bob Holman’s poems represent the artist-subjects.


Monday, April 21, 10:30 – 12:30

Illuminating the Word training by Father Eric Hollas, O.S.B. (Order of Saint Benedict), Director, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library

Location: Event Space


Father Hollas will talk about how the project came about and why the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library commissioned and pursued this project.


Tuesday, May 13, 10:30

Second Tuesday: Art Encounter


Margaret Bullock leads an up-close experience with a rarely seen work of art from the museum’s collection. A hands-on art activity will follow the presentation.


May 12, 10:30 – 12:30


May 14, 5:30 – 7:30

Introduction to 2008 Neddy 

Location: Event Space


Saturday, May 31

2008 Neddy opens


June 2, 10:30 – 12:30


June 4, 5:30 – 7:30

Walk-through: 2008 Neddy

Location: Gallery


June 9, 10:30 – 12:30


June 11, 5:30 – 7:30

Introduction to Illuminating the Word and Janet Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet

Location: Event Space


Tuesday, June 10, 10:30

Second Tuesday


Learn about Renoir’s life from Margaret Bullock, Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions at Tacoma Art Museum.


Saturday, June 21, 10:00 – 1:30

Calligraphy workshop and Docent Potluck Lunch

Location: Classroom & Balcony


This is a hands-on workshop led by members of the Tacoma Calligraphy Guild where we will learn about and practice doing calligraphy.

And afterwards, we will have an informal potluck lunch together. More details about lunch closer to the date.


Saturday, June 28

Forty Part Motet opens


Tuesday, July 8, 10:30

Second Tuesday


Explore the music history behind the sound installation by artist Janet Cardiff, Spem in Alium by the English composer Thomas Tallis. This program will provide historical insight into this forty-voice 1573 composition.


Saturday, July 12

Illuminating the Word opens


July 14, 10:30 – 12:30


July 16, 5:30 – 7:30

Walk-through: Illuminating the Word and Janet Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet

Location: Gallery


Tuesday, August 12, 10:30

Second Tuesday: Suzanne Moore


Suzanne Moore is a painter and lettering artist whose book works explore the boundaries and links between word and image. She is one of two Americans creating illuminations for the Saint John’s Bible.



Heide Fernandez-Llamazares

Museum Educator and Docent Coordinator



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