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Glass cam: Watch MOG hot shop artists at work

As a Museum of Glass member, I get regular emails about what’s going on there. Today’s email had a link to MOG’s live hot shop cam, which I wasn’t aware was available.

Here’s the link. Scroll down and the site gives you a way to ask questions of the artist. Currently in the hot shop is Raven Skyriver, winner of the 2012 Red Hot People’s and Artist’s Choice Awards.  He’ll be speaking at the museum at 2 p.m. Sunday.

According to MOG, “Raven is inspired by his upbringing on the San Juan Islands . . . and influenced by

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A generous, important gift to TAM, South Sound

The Haubs’ extensive collection of Western art includes Thomas Moran’s oil “Green River, Wyoming.” (Courtesy of Tacoma Art Museum)

This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.

The local art community should be grateful that Erivan and Helga Haub love two things: Western art and Tacoma. Those two loves are dovetailing in spectacular fashion, thanks to the couple’s generosity.

The art world sat up and took notice when the Tacoma Art Museum announced that the Haubs  – a German couple who split their time between Germany and the Tacoma area – are donating their important 280-piece Western art collection to TAM.

The Haubs are also giving money to fund an endowment and help build a 15,000-square-foot wing south of the existing building – doubling the museum’s gallery space.  The $15 million project, which will involve some fund-raising by TAM, is scheduled to open in spring of 2014.

The Haubs obviously knew what they were doing as they amassed their collection of paintings and sculptures, considered one of the best of its kind in the world. All the big names in Western art are there: Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Albert Bierstadt and top modern artists working in the genre as well. Read more »


New museum great for kids (and OK for adults, too)

This editorial will appear in Tuesday’s print edition.

Tacoma’s museum district just got a whole lot more kid-friendly.

Sure, the other three museums in the neighborhood – the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass and especially the Washington State History Museum – all have elements that reach out to children. But with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, which officially opened Saturday just up Pacific Avenue from TAM, the name says it all: This is a place for kids, where they can get down and – if not necessarily dirty – at least a little wet.

At about 8,000 square feet, the facility is more than double the size of its previous incarnation in the Theater District. It is a kid’s dream come true, with four themed “playscapes” and an art studio.
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