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Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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The Native American Spirit Fest in Tacoma August 19 2017

The "In The Spirit Northwest Native Festival" put on by Washington State History Museum, Tacoma... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
A fine collection of art

This was my first visit to TAM. It is a beautiful building right downtown on Pacific Avenue... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vancouver, Washington
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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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1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank ellespeth
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first visit to TAM. It is a beautiful building right downtown on Pacific Avenue. There is a modest collection of fine American art through the ages, but we most enjoyed the temporary exhibits, particularly of the role of Chinese workers in the...More

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum offers so much. Dale Chihuly has donated a lot of his work and it is always a pleasure to see what he has done with glass. Their permanent collection of western art is good also. It is located near the state historical...More

Thank triciab1945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tacoma Art Museum is well Worth a visit and all ways have interesting exhibits including the current one of still fife and framing as well as other exhibits in different galleys on different floors. it has great parking and a nice coffee shop and is...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We visited this museum for the first time and enjoyed it very much. It is in a very convenient location with easy parking and many restaurants and other museums in the area. We especially liked the Chihuly glass exhibit and felt that that exhibit alone...More

Thank Melaney R
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Incredible museum. The Chihuly exhibit is unbelievable. Great all around museum. The staff is very helpful as well.

Thank Squawbrook
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The western art room addition is so lovely. As a member, I stop in when I am in the area just to have a look at some of my favorites. Well done exhibits

Thank Diann S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Disclaimer: I like big, obvious, contemporary art. They start off strong, with massive, jewel-cut figures at the entrance. Their mascot is a giant dog. They have a curved grid (think z = x^2 + y^2) with glass balls on it, defying gravity by not flowing...More

Thank zenglu
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The museum recently chose to host a select exhibit, Art AIDS America which exhibited in very few museums nationwide. The exhibit displayed a historical overview of HIV/AIDS through the portrayal of art installations as well as several pieces which served as jumpstarters for provocative communications...More

Thank iris0507
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is not a large museum, but has good features exhibits of Western art and Americana, plus local glass blowing. Within walking distance of the University of Washington Tacoma, the Washington State History museum and the Tacoma Glass Museum. Cafe and Gift shop are also...More

Thank Lee M
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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
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