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Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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We came for a private event, but was able to tour the museum. The facility is very clean and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kristina H
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Chehalis, Washington
Military Benefits

I’m always looking for artwork of Dale Chihuly and TAM does have an exhibit of his (not as big as I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meganhugs
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Durham, North Carolina
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Celebrating 81 years, Tacoma Art Museum is an anchor in the city’s downtown and a gathering place for connecting people through art via thoughtful exhibitions, exciting events, and enriching programs. The museum’s collection of more than 4,500 works emphasizes the art and artists of the Northwest and broader western region. Highlights of the collection include: -the largest retrospective museum collection of glass art by Tacoma native Dale Chihuly on continued view; -the largest collection of studio art jewelry by Northwest artists; -key holdings in 19th century European and 20th-century American art; -one of the finest collections of Japanese woodblock prints on the West Coast; and -the Haub Family Collection, one of the nation’s premier western American art collections, with approximately 300 works spanning 200 years. The Haub Family Collection is the first major museum collection of western American art in the Pacific Northwestern region. Named by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Great Places to See Art in Smaller Cities,” the museum has developed a national reputation for presenting art in a thought-provoking yet accessible manner, with a strong commitment to Northwest art through its acquisition and exhibition programs. In addition to dynamic exhibitions, nationally touring shows, and historical retrospectives, TAM serves the diverse communities of the region through innovative programming and learning opportunities for all ages, including free community events. TAM is located in Tacoma’s Museum District, near the Museum of Glass, the Washington State History Museum, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, and historic Union Station.
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“new wing” (12 reviews)
“chihuly glass” (20 reviews)
“audio guide” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
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+1 253-272-4258
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came for a private event, but was able to tour the museum. The facility is very clean and the Art is very well displayed. The most unique was the display of 3D art.

Thank Kristina H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m always looking for artwork of Dale Chihuly and TAM does have an exhibit of his (not as big as I hoped). A perk of the visit was receiving free admission because we were family of military personnel. (check before because I’m not sure if...More

Thank Meganhugs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in the northwest, we were very Chihuly-focused when it came to what we expected to see art and culture-wise. And yes, Tacoma Art Museum has a wonderful Chihuly room displaying the full range of artistic expression across his career. But what we loved most...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I enjoyed the Native American art .... I wish there was a larger collection. I did not get the room containing the green and white art.

Thank MommaLo23
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by this little museum. It is a visually stimulating and interactive space. The staff was very nice. The young gentleman at the front desk was incredibly hospitable. Their immigrant exhibit was very interesting. A lot of really good pieces that were...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Enjoyed seeing the Chilhuly collection, some of his earlier work. This is his home town. The museum did have some nice western art on display

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I read up on which place had the bigger collection of Chihuly between here and the glass museum. And this place won. I loved the room dedicated to Chihuly's work. And really, really loved the videos featuring him. I think we watched for nearly half...More

Thank mssell
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

With some time to kill I wandered into this Museum not really knowing what to expect. They had a wing closed which was unfortunate. It definitely makes us into something more like a large gallery than a true museum. I'm huge Dale Chihuly fan so...More

Thank Anna911
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

One would think that this was cowboy art museum from the online write ups, but in fact it has a solid modern collection and during our visit, a good temporary show.

Thank mafac
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Very nice building with an impressive collection with, of course, a Pacific Northwest slant. Appreciated/enjoyed with the family. Very serene experience.

Thank takopoke01
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froon
15 February 2017|
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Response from TacomaArtMuseum | Property representative |
Museum parking is managed by Republic Parking Northwest and costs $2/hour. All-day rate is $12 for up to 10 hours. More info: bit.ly/TAMvisit On-street parking on Pacific Ave is free on Sundays, but spaces fill up quickly... More
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trave3016
28 June 2016|
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Response from Ashlee B | Reviewed this property |
$15 for each adult $13 students, military, seniors $40 for families (2 adults and up to 4 children) Children under 5 are free
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