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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

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

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Two sumi-e and mixed-media shows at Tacoma Nature Center and Gig Harbor

Mixed media sumi work by Fumiko Kimura. Courtesy photo.

The prolific Puget Sound Sumi Artists association is currently offering two free shows of sumi-e painting and mixed-media art: one at the Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake, the other at the Gig Harbor library, opening this weekend.

At Gig Harbor “The Spirit of Sumi-e” summarizes the ethos of this Asian-based brush painting style which dates to 8th-century China. With strokes and dots of water-based black ink the artist aims to capture the spirit of the subject, both visible and invisible, with as much simplicity as possible. Other paintings include watercolors and mixed-media. The opening reception on Saturday includes a demonstration of the art by Fumiko Kimura, a Japanese-born Tacoma sumi-e artist.

Darlene Dihel, "Butterflies." Courtesy image.

Reception 2-4 p.m., demonstration 2-3 p.m. March 3, then open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday through March at the Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Dr. NW, Gig Harbor. 253-548-3305, www.piercecountylibrary.org

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