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Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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Great art...small scale

I enjoyed the Native American art .... I wish there was a larger collection. I did not get the room... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MommaLo23
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North Scituate, Massachusetts
A jewel of a museum

I was pleasantly surprised by this little museum. It is a visually stimulating and interactive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SoCalAdventureSeeker
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San Diego, California
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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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 April 3, 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

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Reviewed March 16, 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

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Reviewed March 16, 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.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

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

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Beautiful facility. Beautiful artwork! Close to other museums and restaurants. Easy walk from our hotel.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This beautiful appointed structure houses one of the most prolific collections of western art. Along side that, blown glass from Dale Chihuly that is spectular! Easy to walk thru in About 2 hours. Places to sit and rest, Movies & videos make learning interesting for...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

The "In The Spirit Northwest Native Festival" put on by Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and The Washington State Historical Society. Totally worth checking out! Spanning a couple blocks outdoors with Native Tribes Ceremonial dancing, Music, Traditional & Modern Crafts, and Food- as...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
June 28, 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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