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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Celebrate this week: August 8th

This week I am celebrating art museums, especially the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). 
Here I am checking out the Shimomura Pop Art

My daughter and I are attempting to cram in as much summer as we can before she starts to work on a new job this coming Monday. On Thursday we did a very un-summerish thing we visited TAM especially to view the Roger Shimomura: An American Knock-off exhibition. Shimomura is a Japanese-American artist whose lively pop art packs a punch at racism, stereotypes, and cultural identity. We both were blown away by the savvy way he was able to communicate his message.  I have contacted all the history teachers at my school urging them to see the exhibition before it leaves in September.  (If you live in the Puget Sound region, you should go see it!)
My daughter is contemplating all the racially charged images of Japanese soldiers of WWII propaganda from Shimomura Exhibition at the TAM 


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Celebrate this Week is hosted by Ruth Ayers Writes. Click on the photo. It is hyperlinked.

9 comments:

  1. Very fun to visit the art museum. The Chicago Museum of Art is on my bucket list...maybe someday. Thanks for sharing the photo of your visit!

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  2. Thank you for the introduction to this artist. I assume it is a traveling show. Hopefully, it will come to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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  3. So fun that you were out celebrating summer with your daughter when you discovered this great exhibit. Enjoy your last fling before it's time to head back to the library.

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  4. This is simply lovely. I too will be researching this artist further, and looking to see if this exhibit is coming my way!

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  5. This is simply lovely. I too will be researching this artist further, and looking to see if this exhibit is coming my way!

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  6. I LOVE art museums - this exhibit looks great! How fun to share the experience with your daughter. :-)

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  7. This exhibit looks amazing. I wonder if it will be traveling to other museums. This is the first time I have heard about Roger Shimomura. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Anne, I am currently in a challenge with art teachers to create. It is fascinating to integrate tech and art into literacy. The wonder poster that I created in my recent blog post is one of the examples so I appreciate your post on art museums. (I am reminded that I need to visit the art museums in NYC soon).

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  9. Neat idea! I haven't been to an art museum in a long time. Thanks for sharing this!

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