Wednesday, May 01, 2013

May 1 - 15: Upcoming events and programs for docents

Hello Docents!
We have two different tour requests taking place during the beginning of this month. If you could please review them and email me back if you’re able to help, I would be so appreciative! Thank you so much for your time and I hope everyone had a great weekend. I look forward to seeing you around the museum!
Tacoma Art Museum
Scroll down for docent led tour requests:
May 11, 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Tour Type:                 General Museum Tour
Number in group:     50                   
Docent:                      Need two.
May 22, 10AM – 11AM
Number of Students:     52
Chaperones:                 1
Grade:                           College
Tour Type:                    BNY Mellon
Docents:                       NEED 2
Also, as a friendly reminder, the curatorial staff has asked me to remind you that collections is off limits to all employees, volunteers, and visitors unless authorized by curatorial. They’ve had a few scares within the last month with people wandering in and considering the sensitive nature of the art stored in there, they would appreciate everyone steering clear! This also applies to galleries. If the museum is closed to the public, employees, volunteers, and administration visitors are not allowed in the galleries unless accompanied by someone on curatorial staff. Thank you!
Upcoming Programs – I hope to see you there!
10th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, May 4, 10AM – 4PM
Tacoma Art Museum is celebrating 10 years in their current building. Join us for a full day of birthday festivities! Josh Proehl will be sending out a separate and much more detailed email to volunteers and docents concerning the day’s events and needs.
Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12: 10AM, 11:30AM, or 1PM
Treat your mother to a memorable Mother’s Day at Tacoma Art Museum. Enjoy a delicious brunch, tour the exhibitions, receive a free family photo, and purchase unique gifts from the Museum Store. Cost for Brunch: $20 ($25 for non-members). Reserve your seat by calling 253.272.4258 x3017 or purchase your tickets online today. The brunch menu can be found here.
Using Left and Right: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Art and Science
June 25 – 28, 10AM – 3PM
Bring both sides of your brain to this new and exciting teacher workshop offered by the Foss Waterway Seaport and Tacoma Art Museum. This workshop combines science and art, allowing participating educators to experience interdisciplinary activities that embrace creative thinking while delving into both the scientific and the artistic world. Cost: $175 ($150 for member of either Tacoma Art Museum or Foss Waterway Seaport). Educators can earn 18 clock hours. Purchase your tickets here.
Art as Muse: Think Physically with Richard Jesse Watson
Sunday, May 5
2PM: Lecture and book signing
3:30PM: Workshop
Author-illustrator Richard Jesse Watson will discuss how he imagines and forms the characters for his books. He will lead an art activity making 3-D sculptures out of recycled materials. Part of the Art as Muse author series in partnership with Seattle7Writers. Information on ticket prices and how to purchase tickets can be found by clicking on this link.
Zeit Bike: Bike to the Museum and 253bike!
Third Thursday, May 16, 5 – 8PM

Ride your bike to Tacoma Art Museum and enjoy an evening of art activities that you can combine to your bike. Learn about Bike to Work Month and see a collection of photos as part of 253bike! Cost: FREE

Interim Volunteer Coordinator | In-House Photographer | Visitor Services Representative
T: 253.272.4258 x 3026
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402
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