A Must See

Hi all!  What a weekend! I went to the opening of the HIDE/SEEK exhibit at our very own Tacoma Arts Museum.  A provocative and compelling exhibit, HIDE/SEEK spans about 50 years of American portraits through the unique and striking lens of sexuality and gender identity. You can read more about the exhibit here:

https://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/Page.aspx?nid=409

Incredibly eye opening and haunting, HIDE/SEEK demonstrates what an integral part gender roles, sexuality, and sexual politics play in the development of American culture.  Early paintings, sketches, portraits, even 8mm videos weaved together the collective pain, pride, turmoil, community, and incredible innovation of the human mind and heart.  Especially powerful were the pieces featuring works from artists expressing the struggles of the HIV/AIDS movement (Bill T. Jones) and Keith Haring, left.  I also loved  a beautiful portrait of James Baldwin that conveyed his self-imposed isolation, and the difficulties of the intersection of race and sexuality.

As the ONLY West coast museum featuring this exhibition, I give mad props to the Tacoma Art Museum.  The 253 is often overlooked  for big name, controversial or edgier events, and I’m thrilled at this opportunity for our city!  Please go out and see!  $10/adult for admission, or go to FREE day on the third Thursdays of every month.