Truman students perform at Tacoma Art Museum along Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

Last month, students from Truman Middle School’s band, orchestra and choir programs staged the production of their virtual Martin Luther King Jr. assembly alongside the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at the Tacoma Art Museum. From a drawing of a ship that carried enslaved people to a sign that lived on the wall above a public drinking fountain only a short time ago, the exhibit gives students an understanding of American history that goes deeper than textbooks. Through powerful experiences like these, our students connect with their learning.

Our performing arts programs and experiences like this are possible because of support from Tacoma voters. Funding from voter-approved levies helps fund the arts and so much more.

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