Thursday, February 28, 2013

TAM Docent Calendar & Trainings

Hello, faithful docents:

Nice to see several of you this weekend for the very interesting public sculpture symposium, and many of you yesterday for Brian Lang’s presentation on the BNY Mellon exhibition! He is a treasure trove of information about each of the works, and several of you commented that hearing from him was extremely helpful in terms of wrapping your heads around the exhibition. For those that missed, unfortunately we did not record this one, but today Brian sat down to help record an audio guide, so you’ll be able to hear from him personally soon. In the meanwhile, if anyone who attended would be kind enough to share their notes, please let me know and I can send those out to the group.

It was also pointed out that while my last email to you included the main panel label copy and a number of other documents, it did not include the individual object label text, and in the case of this exhibition those are quite detailed. So that document is attached here, but be forewarned it is over 70 pages long! Perhaps best to read on your computer rather than printing out; and I will also make sure a copy makes its way to the current exhibition info binder at the docent desk by early next week (I’m sorry I did not have a chance to update it for this exhibition yet). The exhibition catalogue is also really helpful, and you can find copies of that in the exhibition, in the ARC general collection (it’s living on the center table right now), and at the docent desk in the ARC. (If you could, please refrain from borrowing it from the docent desk right now, or return it quickly, so that everyone gets a chance to look at it in these first couple weeks of the exhibition.)

Below are two different calendars: first, upcoming trainings through the end of April, and second, the shift calendar through the end of March. In regards to the former, note that March is kind of downtime for us training-wise—we have two exhibitions closing (Michael Kenna and Best of the NW), and then the hubbub of Eric Carle doesn’t start till the beginning of April (and note that in April we start with a weird training time—a Friday afternoon—due to the presenter’s schedule). So enjoy your free time while you’ve got it this month. J I am working on arranging a field trip for us, and will have more info for you as soon as possible. In regards to the shift calendar, it looks like we are very well covered for March, except for the very last week. Since it’s the fifth week of the month, those days are not regularly covered by anyone, so please let me know if you are available.

For Fun!

Mid-late March

Field Trip – not confirmed

More details soon!

Required Training


April 5, 2 pm

Training: Preview walk-through of Eric Carle exhibition

Join The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s Chief Curator Nick Clark for this private docent walk-through of the exhibition before it opens to the public on Saturday.

Highly Recommended


April 6, 2 pm

Curator Lecture: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Learn more about Eric Carle on the opening day of his exhibition Beyond Books. Hear from Nick Clark, Chief Curator of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, as he discusses the artist and the museum in Amherst, MA that Carle and his wife Barbara founded in 2002. Cost: Free with museum admission.

Highly Recommended


April 7, 1 pm

Beyond Books: A Conversation with Eric Carle

at Philip Hall, in partnership with UW Tacoma

Book signing to follow at Tacoma Art Museum, 3 pm

Join Tacoma Art Museum for a conversation with renowned author, illustrator, and fine artist Eric Carle as he discusses the remarkable variety of paintings, sculptures, and sketches he has been making privately for over 60 years. Cost: $20 ($15 for members, $10 for students).

Required Training


April 10, 10:30 am

Director Lecture: The “Art Art” of Eric Carle
Best known for his children’s books, Eric Carle has also been creating a remarkable variety of fine art—what he calls his “Art Art”—for years, and it is on view at Tacoma Art Museum through July 7. Join Museum Director Stephanie A. Stebich to learn more about the independent art of this beloved author, illustrator, and artist. Free for docents. (This is also a public program.)

Required Training


April 24, 10:30 am

Training: the Haub Collection of Western Art

Join the new curator of the Haub Collection of Western Art, Laura Fry, to learn about the collection and what it means for Tacoma Art Museum.


Docent Calendar
Friday, March 01, 2013 – Sunday, March 31, 2013
Time zone: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
(Adjusted for Daylight Saving Time)

March 2013


































































Loretta L
docent - 1st Fri.

Fri, Mar 01

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Terry Dew

Sat, Mar 02

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Sanjeev Narang
docent - 1st Sun.

Sun, Mar 03

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Randi Kander
1st Wednesdays

Wed, Mar 06

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Karin Morris

Thu, Mar 07

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Randy Hyde

Fri, Mar 08

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Gaard Logan
docent - 2nd Sat.

Sat, Mar 09

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Barbara Beaver (Second Sundays)

Sun, Mar 10

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Cathy Wiggins
docent - 2nd Wed

Wed, Mar 13

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Loretta L
(2nd Thursdays)

Thu, Mar 14

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Margaret Upshaw

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Sue Stibbe
docent - 3rd Fri.

Fri, Mar 15

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Kara Bonavia

Sat, Mar 16

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Sanjeev Narang
docent - 3rd Sun.

Sun, Mar 17

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Barbara Beaver
docent - 3rd Wed

Wed, Mar 20

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Kara Bonavia
Third Thursday

Thu, Mar 21

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Karin Morris

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Judi Keyser
docent - 3rd Thurs

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Randy Hyde
Third Thursday

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Sharon Berens
docent - 4th Fri.

Fri, Mar 22

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Gaard Logan

Sat, Mar 23

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Sharon Berens
docent - 4th Sun

Sun, Mar 24

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Cathy Wiggins
docent - 4th Wed

Wed, Mar 27

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Judi Keyser
4th Thursdays

Thu, Mar 28

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Margaret Upshaw

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM



Fri, Mar 29

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM



Sat, Mar 30

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM



Sun, Mar 31

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM



Thanks as always for all you do!



Courtney Vowels | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public and Docent Programs Manager


T: 253.272.4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402


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Memories and Meditations: A Retrospective of Michael Kenna’s Photography
On view through March 24, 2013



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