Tacoma art museum welcomes new exhibit

August 4, 2018 by  

A new exhibit for the summer recently opened at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). The focus is the celebration of Black women artists.

The Executive Director of TAM, David Setford, commented that the exhibit highlights the rich and diverse communities of the area. The two artists, C. Davida Ingram, based in the Northwest, and Paul Stephen Benjamin, based in Atlanta, represent the greatest accomplishments of artists in the region.

Ingram has created a video, ‘The Deeps: Go Away from My Window’, in which she collaborated with actress Rachael Ferguson and vocalist and composer Hanna Benn. In another video, she shows how African Americans migrated to the North by trains against a background of modern-day Seattle.

A musical work was created by Benjamin that uses a rendition of ‘Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair’ by Nina Simone with an audio shift to focus on Blackness and Simone sporting an Afro, wearing a black dress with black boots, and sitting on a black bench while playing at a black piano.

Deputy Director and Chief Curator of TAM, Rock Hushka, explained that the work of Ingram and Benjamin present new experiences in the gallery and show the power of new media in artistic expressions.

The exhibit runs until September 30. Banner printing companies can be used to inform the community of such special exhibits and their meaning for the community.