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Lectures/Gallery Talks

Art and Media in the Era of Extremism

September 26 @ 6:30–8:30 pm

Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration artist Gregory Green’s Worktable no. 9, He of Righteousness suggests that external factors, specifically the media, play a significant role in radicalizing individuals. Join moderator Kelly McBride, Vice President of The Poynter Institute and our panelists as they discuss the positive and negative impacts of media influence over…

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Friends of Photography: Panel Discussion on Collecting and Preserving

October 8 @ 3–6 pm

Wondering how to start a collection, or what to do with the collection you already have? Please join the Friends of Photography for an afternoon of interesting anecdotes and helpful information. A panel consisting of an estate planner, an appraiser, an archival framer, and a collector will talk about what…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: The Transformative Power of Architecture

October 10 @ 2–3 pm

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Jonathan Swanz

October 15 @ 3–4 pm

Meet glass artist and University of Hawaii faculty member, Jonathan Swanz as he shares his explorations into the manipulations of molten glass and other mediums. FREE with Museum admission.

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Gabe Feenan

November 12 @ 3–4 pm

Gabe Feenan, the Museum of Glass, Tacoma’s resident gaffer, introduces us to his beautifully designed glass sculptures. FREE with Museum admission

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Friends of Decorative Arts: The Streamlined 30s: The Birth of American Industrial Design

November 14 @ 2–3 pm

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands   understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum Dual Level Museum membership.…

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Collectors Circle Lecture: O’Keeffe and Stieglitz – Pioneers of American Modernism

November 16 @ 6:30–7:30 pm

The outstanding Collectors Circle Lecture Series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors and is FREE with Museum admission. “Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it, whether they want…

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Parrish Lecture: Lucasfilm Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Doug Chiang

December 6 @ 6:30–8:30 pm

Academy Award-winning artist, author, and production designer, Doug Chiang draws us in to the world of Star Wars™. Limited seating. Reception to follow. Cash bar. FREE with Museum Admission Register Here

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Duncan McClellan

December 10 @ 3–4 pm

Hear the latest projects and updates from the team at Duncan McClellan Gallery. FREE with Museum admission.

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Threads: One Artist’s Journey

December 12 @ 2–3 pm

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum…

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