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Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-272-4258
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Ranked #18 of 37 Attractions in Tacoma
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Founded in 1935, Tacoma Art Museum's mission is connecting people through art. Our hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. The museum is... more » Owner description: Founded in 1935, Tacoma Art Museum's mission is connecting people through art. Our hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. The museum is free from 5pm to 8pm every third Thursday of the month. « less
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Leiston, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's worth visiting for the building alone. It is full of curves inside which lead you gently round. The art cannot compete with its big brother in Seattle but if you have an hour or two to spare it is a lovely place to visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to the Tacoma Art Museum primarily to view the Chihuly exhibit, but expanded the visit to include the entire museum. Interesting local art, pleasant experience, knowledgeable staff.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The whole museum -- the building and the collections -- is excellent (and being doubled in size by a new addition) but we went specifically to see the exhibit of photographs by Matika Wilbur called Project 562 -- the number of recognized tribes when she began the project. This exhibit runs until October 5, 2014.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited with an artist friend. There was lots to see, and they are building a new wing. Ask an employee about the outdoor exhibit in the middle of the building. Very interesting history. Good gift shop too, and they have a café.

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Santa Monica, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We got the museum pass and went first to the art museum, which had a nice collection of Chihuly glass. We also had lunch at the café there, which had a wonderful coconut black bean soup. The cook and server were also very friendly and helpful.

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Lakewood, Washington, USA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My east coast girlfriend and I did a glass museum and Art Museum visit on the same day. The offerings at the Art Museum are varied and provide something for every taste. Just the building is beautiful. You won't be disappointed. We loved the big dog sculpture. Give it a go! 💐

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Homer, Alaska, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you want to see Chihuly glass, this has a small exhibit plus special exhibits and well known Northwest painters. When we went they had Matika Wilbur photos and Contemporary Print Arts. A reference library can also be visited and is open to the public, with children's books if you bring your kid.

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Carlsbad, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The main feature is the Chiluly glass exhibits, which are well displayed and fabulous. Then there's some there temporary exhibits, that may or may not be of great interest. The current exhibit was interesting to me. This museum in a few minutes walk to the Chiluly bridge and the glass museum, the historical museum - a three museum ticket is... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Although a long time member of this museum, and aware that museum exhibitions don't always thrill, try to go to Tacoma Art Museum this summer. The evolving construction project is huge and sometimes noisy but the project itself is fascinating to watch. But it's the shows in the galleries this summer that are what you should see. A fabulous print... More

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Spokane, Washington
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155 reviews 155 reviews
43 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Photos of the glass garden at the Tacoma Art Museum don’t do it justice. It’s very unique and gorgeous. The garden looks very different from different angles. Tacoma Art Museum houses many types of artwork, not just glass. Tacoma Art Museum focuses on regional art work. The exhibit on modern Native American photos was fresh and inspiring. I will give... More

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