Tacoma Museum Of Glass Features A Talk on Queer Glass with Artist Tim Tate – July 8, 2021

Tim Tate “We Rose Up”, 2017, Cast objects, mirrors, and LED’s, 32 × 32 × 4 in.

In coordination with Pride month, Tacoma, Washington, Museum of Glass will host conversations with artists included in Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition on Thursdays from June 10 through mid July. Hosted by a MOG educator, each artist will be invited to show and discuss their featured work, followed by an opportunity for questions from the virtual audience. Thursday, July 8 at Noon PT (3pm ET) will feature WGS Co-Director Tim Tate.

Tim Tate, “The Moment” Aluminum, Mirrors, Quills , LEDs, 32 × 32 × 4 in

Tim Tate will be speaking as an artist about Queer Glass and its use in Craftivism with the Tacoma Museum of Glass on July 8th. As a survivor of the AIDS Pandemic and our current pandemic, he has made work on this topic for 35 years. In this talk he will connect the the two with his work over that time. Its a live Facebook talk, and free to anyone.

Tim Tate, “Justinian’s Oculus”, 2021 33 x 33 x 4 inches. Cast lead crystal

Tacoma Museum of Glass Livestream info: MOG Transparent Conversations

Link to Facebook live event: Transparent Conversations: Tim Tate

Located in Tacoma, Washington, Museum of Glass is a premier contemporary art museum dedicated to glass and glassmaking in the West Coast’s largest and most active museum glass studio. Now in its 18th year, MOG has established a reputation for hosting impactful and engaging artist residencies, organizing and exhibiting nationally traveling exhibitions, and creating unique programs for visitors, all while building a growing permanent collection chronicling the development of modern and contemporary glass.


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