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Critic’s picks: Tacoma Art Museum lectures, new work at Museum of Glass, Assemblage Theater and poet Todd Boss at Gig Harbor

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 6, 2012 at 5:07 am |
March 30, 2012 10:11 am

Lectures on controversial art at TAM

To complement gay art exhibit “Hide/Seek,” Tacoma Art Museum is hosting four Saturday lectures by local scholars on controversy in art. All are at 1 p.m. April 7: “Between Icon and Idol: Venerated and Broken Images in Byzantium.” April 14: “The Rhetoric of Degeneracy: Three Moments in 20th century art.” April 21: “The Art of Remembering” (Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans’ War Memorial). April 28: “Art and Anger: The AIDS Crisis.” $15 per lecture/$80 for complete series ($10/$50 for members). 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

New installation by de Santillana siblings at MoG

Opening this weekend at the Museum of Glass is “Scapes,” a new installation of work by Venetian siblings Laura and Alessandrao Diaz de Santillana. Created in the museum’s Hot Shop in 2010, “Scapes” creates four room-based installations inspired by the Hindu belief that the world is a series of disks made up of wind, water and earth, upon which float four continents in a vast circular ocean. Opens April 7. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $12 general/$10 senior, student, military/$5 children/free for 5 and under. 1821 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org

Assemblage Theater presents “Terminus”

New company Assemblage Theater presents the Northwest premiere of Mark O’Rowe’s critically acclaimed play “Terminus,” which follows three people as they’re taken from their daily Dublin lives into a fantastical, chaotic journey. 8 p.m. April 12, 13, 20, 21, 27 and 28 $14.50. Age 17+ recommended due to violence and sexual language. The Space, 729 Court C (Opera Alley), Tacoma. 253-761-8288, facebook.com/AssemblageTheater

Poet Todd Boss reads at Gig Harbor

The Friends of the Gig Harbor Library bring in poet Todd Boss to read next Thursday. Boss’ second collection “Pitch” was published in February by W.W. Norton. 7 p.m. April 12. Free. Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive W., Gig Harbor. 253-548-3305, piercecountylibrary.org

 

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