Major Native American art show coming to Tacoma in March

Featured image: The Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes)

Forty paintings by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, one of the country’s top indigenous artists, will be on display at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) from Saturday, March 9, through Sunday, June 30. The exhibit, “In the Footsteps of My Ancestors”, explores Smith’s cross-cultural experiences and Salish-Kootenai identity.

Smith has had more than 100 solo exhibitions in 28 states, as well as internationally. Her work has also appeared in numerous group exhibitions around the world. She has received four honorary Ph.Ds and 16 awards.

Many of her pieces are in permanent collections at prestigious museums such as the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana, which also has her work in its permanent collection, is coordinating the exhibition at TAM.

TAM is located at 1701 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma, Washington. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and the third Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m. For more information, visit TAM’s website or call (253) 272-4258.

Parking is available around and under the museum in designated spaces (look for spots marked with “TAM”). Parking rates are $2 per hour and $12 per day. Get directions and more details about parking.

Learn more about Smith’s career and art at her website and in this article from The Suburban Times.


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