We travel from Seattle to visit this museum. It is excellent. Exhibits are expertly presented, and we truly enjoy the lectures. We've been here several times, and still marvel... read more
Celebrating 81 years, Tacoma Art Museum is an anchor in the city’s downtown...
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.