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Museum of Glass

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Address: 1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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+1 866-468-7386
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on...

An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.

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Don't miss the hot shop. Just fascinating to watch these artists at work.

The gallery displays we saw were interesting but the highlight is the hot shop artistry. Easy to sit enthralled for 90 minutes plus while these folks work their magic in front of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Logan H
North Vancouver, Canada
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North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gallery displays we saw were interesting but the highlight is the hot shop artistry. Easy to sit enthralled for 90 minutes plus while these folks work their magic in front of you. They also take time to explain the various processes as they work and for the photographers in the audience they bend over backwards to make photo ops... More 

Thank Logan H
Billings, Montana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss the hot shop to watch the team of artists in action. It was so interesting to see the creativity and teamwork needed to create the elaborate pieces of glass work. There are many more beautiful pieces of work on display.

Thank Pharmergirl614
Redlands, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Chihuly Museum in Seattle so when I learned about this museum I had to see it. While I didn't find it as stunning as the Chihuly Museum, it was a beautiful collection, well worth the visit. There is both grandeur and whimsy, all the colors possible, sophisticated pieces, and those designed by children. Plus an interesting glass... More 

Thank umuzungu
New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having an interest in glass, this stop was not up for debate. The art display is incredible. So many beautiful pieces, and currently there are...four different themes on display. The current water/ocean theme display is utterly incredible. It's also fantastic to sit in the hot shop and watch skilled folks work with glass. Well worth a visit.

Thank powellbrown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally disappointed, the show was very bad. Melted a couple of pieces of glass and that was it. Displays were ok but not worth the admission.

Thank Jo R
Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only one gallery of glass exhibits (of which two thirds was art-deco era pieces). You could watch artists working on producing glass sculptures, either in the workshop area or on tv monitors in the lobby (a lot of the time seems to be spent watching them chat)

Thank rbthodge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watching the artists make glass objects was mesmerizing. The art on display was beautiful, and each collection was cohesive and unique.

Thank Amys000
Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Musem of Glass is so amazing that one can actually see a Maestro at work, that is Lino Tagliapietra, the most talented Italian glass artist in the world! Go to the Hot Shop and be amazed how the artist can master the molten orange flame while turning pieces of glass into works of art!

Thank GoWestYoungGirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a hot shop where you can watch excellent artists create glass art with the resident staff. The seats in the hot shop area are good - great sight lines. A large screen helps if you can't quite see what's happening, and there is an area where you can stand and watch. The museum has exhibits that change periodically,... More 

Thank Kayakerjim
Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would like to see more info on the pieces. A story of the artist and why it deserves to be displayed. So it does not seem like glass on a shelf. If I could tell my son a story about the art would have been more interesting. The glass blowing exhibit was fantastic!

Thank Edweber7

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