In time for the developments in same-sex marriage equality in the state of Washington, HIDE/SEEK, the first major museum exhibition to spotlight gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender identity, is making its last stop and only West Coast appearance at Tacoma Art Museum in Washington beginning Saturday, March 17.
From the organizers:
This compelling exhibition, which offers an unprecedented survey of nearly 150 years of American art, debuted at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery last year.HIDE/SEEK was originally organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and has been reorganized by Tacoma Art Museum and the Brooklyn Museum.
“Tacoma Art Museum is excited to be a part of the national discourse. HIDE/SEEK redefines how modern American portraiture is viewed through the lens of gender and sexuality identity,” says Stephanie A. Stebich, Director of Tacoma Art Museum. “This exhibition comes at a time of historic legislation and we have a rich history of presenting compelling programs that spur ideas and dialogue within our community.”