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Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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Art for Affectionados

A small museum - compared to those found in larger cities - but still well managed with a good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tacoma, Washington
Metro Seattle-Tacoma's best museum

Every exhibit I have visited at TAM has been superlative. The space transforms to highlight the art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A small museum - compared to those found in larger cities - but still well managed with a good permanent collection of art from the northwestern states. Not all of its collection can be displayed on the limited floor space, but they change out paintings,...More

Thank KindheartedSir
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every exhibit I have visited at TAM has been superlative. The space transforms to highlight the art and the meaning behind it without overpowering either. The American Portrait Gallery show from the Smithsonian was no exception. The Permanent Glass Art exhibit is also interesting, but...More

Thank JetCityJim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 at the "courtyard".

Thank Kayakerjim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The TAM was magnificent with the obligatory Dale Chihuly exhibits and (what we came for) the Outwin Portraiture exhibit. If you're not into portraiture, you might not care, but it was very well done. We were about ready to leave when they set up chairs...More

Thank Aikid0
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It was a really awesome place. Loved the Chihuly Art work. If you enjoy Art, then this is the place to visit. It is not very big so it does not require a lot of walking. But their is plenty to see. I recommend TAM.

Thank JMH02
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I really liked visiting the Tacoma art museum because we only had an hour but it was enough time to see everything since it is a smaller museum. I loved the variety of art! There was a collection of portraits each with a unique artistic...More

Thank Johana E
Reviewed 13 March 2017

TAM brings in some remarkable and thought provoking exhibitions. Recent exhibitions have included the 2016 Outwin and 30 Americans. Powerful stuff!

Thank Hudsonsbayman
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The core collections are impressive for a city this size; the local glass artist collection is great. The newest addition (a whole wing) consists of primarily Western US art - not generally my personal thing but there are very good pieces in that collection. The...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Tacoma Art Museum excels in its classical collections, and since a year or so, its Haub Collection of Western Art, which is fabulous. The Museum is in central Tacoma, very close to the Chihuly Museum, the Washington State Historical Museum, many restaurants, the waterfront,...More

Thank sonoita
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Well thought out and selected high quality displays of permanent and traveling exhibits. Very good cafe. Short walk from Museum of Glass and Glass Bridge as well as the great hall of Union Station. Well worth a visit.

Thank HowardKMD
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where can you park and how much does it cost?
15 February 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
Price if entry?
29 June 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