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Critic’s Picks: Mythology at Tacoma Community College gallery, “Elles” at Seattle Art Museum, Michael Kenna at Tacoma Art Museum and wedding history at White River Valley, Auburn

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 4, 2012 at 5:26 am |
December 31, 2012 12:28 pm

Mythological art at Tacoma Community College

The Gallery at TCC has just opened an exhibit of art based on Greek and Roman mythology featuring work by local artists. Reception 4-7 p.m. Jan. 11, discussion 5-6 p.m. Jan. 16; open noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through April 19. The Gallery at Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St. (entry off South 12th Street at Mildred), Tacoma. 253-460-4306, tacomacc.edu

Last two weeks for “Elles” at SAM

“Elles: Pompidou,” a broad-ranging exhibit of 20th-century women artists from the Pompidou Center in Paris, is open for only two more weeks at Seattle Art Museum. See Cindy Sherman, Martha Rosler, Valie Export and more in provocative, skillful and groundbreaking work in all media. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday through Jan. 13. $23/$20/$12/free for 12 and under/$3 off on Thursday-Friday from 5-9 p.m. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. 206-654-3210, seattleartmuseum.org

Last weekend for part one of Michael Kenna at TAM

Part one of “Memories and Meditations,” a retrospective of the tranquil, black-and-white photography of Northwest artist Michael Kenna, is up for one more weekend at Tacoma Art Museum before the exhibit changes over to part two. Up now: photography of Japan and his early works. Coming soon: America and Europe, including the concentration camps of WWII. Part One through Jan.6; Part Two Jan. 11-Mar. 24. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays. $10/$8/free for five and under. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

Wedding traditions at White River Valley Museum

“I Do! Traditions of the American White Wedding” opens at the White River Valley Museum this week, displaying antique wedding gowns and accessories, photographs and historical artifacts to tell the story of America’s obsession with the white wedding. Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday Jan. 6-Apr. 14. $2/$1/free on Wednesdays and fourth Sundays. White River Valley Museum, 918 H. St. SE, Auburn. 253-288-7433, wrvmuseum.org

 

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