The art, donated by the family of Erivan and Helga Haub, will be housed in a new 10,000 square foot wing. The donation includes funding for the wing's construction, as well as an endowment for future care of the collection. The wing will open in 2014.
“We are extremely grateful to the Haub family for this extraordinary gift, the largest in the museum’s 75-year history,” said Stephanie A. Stebich, Director of Tacoma Art Museum. “The 280 works from noted artists will make our museum a key destination to view American Western Art.”
Erivan and Helga Haub began their collection of American Western art in 1984. In addition to O'Keefe, Remington, and Moran, the collection includes artists such as John Clymer, Bill Schenk, Albert Bierstadt, and Charles Russell. The works range from the 1820s to the present day.
The new wing will be designed by the Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig Architects.