Today’s outfit I wore during my winter break on a weekday outing to the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) to see the “30 Americans” exhibit, which “showcases an influential group of prominent African American artists who have emerged as leading contributors to the contemporary art scene in the US and beyond.” I highly recommend this exhibit, which runs through January 15th.
We took these photos outside the Tacoma Art Museum.
This outfit is really all about the bright colors up top, my deep purple overcoat and my pink sweater. The black-grey-and-white Pride and Prejudice-themed scarf visually connects the other colors in my outfit together, from my black hat to my black boots and my grey wool midi skirt. At the last minute before walking out the door, I put on bright lipstick — the classic “Cherries in the Snow” shade by Revlon — to add a final color-coordinating touch.
The bright blue sculpture glimpsed behind me is very eye-catching from any direction on this street, but I never realized until we took pics that the sculpture is made of blankets! The 2014 sculpture by artist Marie Watt is called Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek, and you can read more about it here on the TAM website.
As we walked down “Museum Row” in downtown Tacoma — this stretch connects the Washington State History Museum, the old Union Station (which is now a federal courthouse with a four-wall gallery of Chihuly art), the Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Children’s Museum — we had first stopped at the bronze statue, “New Beginnings,” by Larry Anderson. This sculpture of a man with suitcases is right outside the Union Station, and it’s a fun sculpture to interact with!
And finally, a sweet pic of me that Sam captured while we were inside the museum and along the upper level balcony. I love these kinds of spur-of-the-moment opportunities! 🙂
Weather: Quite chilly
Where: Downtown Tacoma to visit the Tacoma Art Museum
- Overcoat: Lands’ End, bought years ago in Wisconsin
- Sweater: Mango, old
- Midi skirt: Marks & Spencer, old
- Flat-heeled boots: Marc Fisher via Macy’s, old
- Cap: Local boutique in Portland, old
- Scarf: Gift from my husband, old
- Lipstick: Revlon, “Cherries in the Snow“
- Pearl earrings: Gift from my husband in the UAE, old
- Tote bag: Christian Siriano for Payless, old
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