The exhibition Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon features more than 50 works that explore the importance of drawing as a creative tool for sculptors, demonstrating how artists think and express in two-dimensional works that help to translate these complex ideas into three-dimensional form. The internationally celebrated artists featured in the collection include modernist masters as well as contemporary artists who have earned critical acclaim.
Organized by Tacoma Art Museum.
Symposium: Crafting Public Spaces for Art
Saturday, February 23, 1 pm
Join us on the opening day of Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon (on view through May 26) to hear a variety of local experts discuss the philosophy and planning that go into creating a public art and sculpture collection. Hear from Brian Lang, Curator of the BNY Mellon Collection; Amy McBride, Arts Administrator for the City of Tacoma; Mark Anderson, Managing Director of the Walla Walla Foundry; and Kristin Calhoun, Public Art Manager for the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland; with an introduction by Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at Tacoma Art Museum.
Cost: $20 ($15 for members, $10 for students). tickets
Curator Lecture: Drawing Line into Form
Wednesday, February 27, 10:30 am
Learn more about BNY Mellon’s collection from curator Brian Lang. The Corporate Art Collection of BNY Mellon features internationally celebrated modernist and contemporary artists, including 50 works on paper by sculptors that are on view at Tacoma Art Museum through May 26.
Cost: Free with museum admission.
Gesture Drawing Workshop
Saturday, March 2, 3 pm
Combine abstract watercolor washes with graphite to create otherworldly scenes in this workshop taught by artist Susan Massey, and inspired by the exhibition Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon. Learn the tips, tricks, and techniques required to draw figures, creatures, and bodies in motion. All skill levels welcome.
Cost: $10 ($5 for members), includes museum admission. tickets
Flora & Fine Arts
April 18–21, 2013
Artwork from Drawing Line into Form: Works from the Collection of BNY Mellon will serve as inspiration for floral arrangements created by local designers in Flora & Fine Arts from April 18 through 21. This special exhibition will showcase nearly 25 floral designs created by floral artists.
Paper Sculpture Community Art Installation
Sunday, April 21–Sunday, May 5
Celebrate our building’s 10th birthday and learn about the new Haub Galleries and building expansion. See a community art installation featuring local artists and community members as they explore sculpture and design through paper.