Tacoma Art Museum to Close Temporarily

Tacoma Art Museum will be temporarily closed to the public, volunteers, and staff until at least January following Gov. Jay Inslee’s recently announced statewide restrictions.

“With the health and safety of our community, visitors, volunteers, and staff as our top priority, TAM will be closed starting Nov. 17 and will not open until after the December holidays,” David F. Setford, executive director of the Tacoma Art Museum, said in a press release.

Setford continued that leadership does not see much likelihood that the museum sector will be allowed to re-open until there is a much lower infection curve.

“We feel we owe it to the community to help reduce infections, and to our staff to be able to have some control over their lives for the next six weeks or so,” Setford said in the release. “While we are closed, we will continue our mission-centered work connecting people through art. We invite the community to join us on our digital platforms, including our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to continue learning and engaging with the Museum.”

Despite the temporary closure, the care of the Museum’s collections, development of educational resources and programs, and the planning of future exhibitions will continue, according to the release.

TAM’s virtual offerings continue to be available online, including the museum’s latest exhibition, South Sound Selects: Community Choices from the Collection, the 16th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, and a variety of educational resources from TAM at Home.

For more information, visit TAM’s website.

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