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Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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Small museum, great curated exhibition

We enjoyed this small well organized museum. The current exhibition about immigrants painting in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RusPat_704
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nice Museum

The Tacoma Art Museum offers free admission, or at least it did on the Saturday when we visited. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark P
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this small well organized museum. The current exhibition about immigrants painting in the West was thoughtfully displayed and explained. The Chihuly exhibits show a small portion of his work. The video is a must see as it explains his process and exhibitions. This...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tacoma Art Museum offers free admission, or at least it did on the Saturday when we visited. It has a fine collection of studio glass, along with works by artists from the Pacific Northwest. This is well worth a visit.

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting here... Found the Chihuly display better than the Glass Museum. Would chose Tam and flag glass. Enough free stuff on the bridge! Great history of local native American art. A good couple of hours here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tacoma art museum is something for the whole family they have a little bag that the kids have to be go on a scavenger hunt for what's in the bag. The scavenger hunt is at different levels so you have to go through the whole...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

TAM, besides continuously changing exhibits also has a great space for creating art - suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

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 July 9, 2018 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

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

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 May 6, 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.

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Reviewed May 5, 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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froon
February 15, 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
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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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