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“Nice little museum” 4 of 5 stars
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Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
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Ranked #19 of 35 attractions in Tacoma
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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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 Friday. The museum is free all day and offers extended hours of 10 am to 8 pm on the third Thursday of every month.
Sacramento, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice little museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This was our first visit. We enjoyed the Andy Warhol exhibit. We thought it was both entertaining and informative. We were enthralled by the Dale Chihuly exhibit. So beautiful,colorful, and varied! And we found the building itself to be architecturally interesting. The food at the Relish Cafe was wonderful! A nice place to spend a couple of hours. Plan on having lunch!

Visited November 2012
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Anchorage, Alaska
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Modern art, great Chihuly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Andy Warhol display showing reject art from the Tacoma Dome was pretty poor. Chihuly exhibit is superb-- truly shows the breadth of his talent. Other displays were confusing, boring.

Visited November 2012
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Tacoma, WA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Always Good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Tacoma Art Museum always has good shows - even sometimes a bit controversial. But then, that's what art is and what makes it fun! I love the flow of the museum too - its light, airy, not boring and it doesn't make you almost fall asleep - like many museums tend to do. Its definitely worth repeated visits since the shows change.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Visited here recently, found it very disappointing, place is almost empty. Nice location and facilities, but the art is so minimal, displays not clean..... it really needs to be free. Skip this one

Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Have been on several occasions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The best time I visited they had the Norman Rockwell exhibit alongside the Dale Chihuly glass exhibit. Very good time and a good meal in the Cafe at a reasonable price.

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