Friday, April 29, 2011

TAM Docents: Training Calendar

Hello Docents-

I still have a very abbreviated training calendar for you but, perhaps, that is a relief given how busy you have all been giving Rockwell tours! Rather than send an attachment for this small amount of information, I have copied it below. I still haven’t nailed down a trip to the Boathouse but that is in the works and I will send out the date when I can get Britt from Chihuly Studios on the phone (we’ve been in an active game of phone tag for weeks). So, more to come.


Mark your calendars to save the following dates and times.


Please notify Jana (272.4258 x3030 or in advance if you are unable to attend a required training.


Required Training

Any time you can arrange with another docent during April

During the month of April, pair up with another docent and do a tour – even if it is just for the other docent (act as you would with a visitor). Assess touring technique for peer and self-evaluation. This is also your chance to let me know what you would like more training opportunities in too.

Required Training

Tuesday,  May 17,

10:30 am  - 12:30 pm

Chihuly’s Northwest Training with Rock Hushka.  Meet in the Event Space.

To Celebrate

Tuesday, June 7,

4:30 – 6:30 pm

Come to Jana’s house for a celebration of all you accomplished during the run of Rockwell. Eat (hors douvres), drink, be merry and let your hair down together for a couple of hours. You are welcome to bring a guest. 120 E 43rd St, Tacoma, 98404. 253.472.3673
Please RSVP by June1 so that we have plenty of refreshment.

Required Training

Thursday, June 30,

10:30 am  - 12:30 pm

New Acquisitions Training by Margaret Bullock. This is also a public program

Required Training

Wednesday, July 6,

10:30 am  - 12:30 pm

Virna Haffer Training by Margaret Bullock. This is also a public program


Exhibition readings:

Chihuly catalog essay

Pendleton book essays

Virna Haffer Catalog Essays


Margaret provided some other materials for the enthusiast:

References consulted for this essay include the following: Michel Frizot, ed., A New History of Photography (Köln: Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft, 1998); Vicki Goldberg, ed., Photography in Print (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1981); Christina Strang Henderson, “Virna Haffer: Regional Artist and Photographer,” (master’s thesis, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 2007); Mary Warner Marien, Photography: A Cultural History (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002); Miles Orvell, American Photography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003); Naomi Rosenblum, A World History of Photography (New York: Abbeville Press, 1989); John Szarkowski, Photography Until Now (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1989); Alan Trachtenberg, Reading American Photographs (New York: Hill and Wang, 1989).


Thank you,



Jana Wennstrom | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs


T: 253.272.4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402



American Chronicles: The Art of


February 26 – May 30, 2011


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