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Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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Disappointing visit in a way

We came to see the Haub collection and were told it was loaned out, there was nothing on their... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tucson, Arizona
Small, but nice

Small, but intriguing museum. There is a lot of Indian art, along with a Chihuly display. Our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dana H
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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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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“western art” (33 reviews)
“new wing” (12 reviews)
“chihuly glass” (19 reviews)
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1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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Reviewed yesterday

We came to see the Haub collection and were told it was loaned out, there was nothing on their website about this, very frustrating. Zhi LIN's exhibit In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads was very interesting. The only...More

Thank shock43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small, but intriguing museum. There is a lot of Indian art, along with a Chihuly display. Our favorite section was devoted to Chinese art, and the tragic history of construction of the Northern Pacific Railway which resulted in the deaths of thousands of Chinese immigrants....More

Thank Dana H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Tacoma Art Museum, with it's recently opened Haub Western Wing is a destination list must! The museum exhibits a wonderful array of historic and modern art, including an amazing collection of Western art including several works of Tacoma's own Western artist, Fred Oldfield!

Thank twograns
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect here, but we were so happy to see the wonderful collection of western art and Chihuly glassworks. We were able to enter for free with our North American reciprocal card from our museum in Georgia, but if you have...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is not a large museum, and I'm not a fan of modern art, but there is a nice Chihuly room, and the exhibits were interesting.

Thank JenA700
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

There was a lot to look at but it would have been nice to see more. I had fun at the station to draw and paint which is great for kids.

Thank Ayla T
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We were able to see the permanent exhibits, while a new installation was in progress. Excellent collection of artists from the Northwest including work by Chiluly

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We think this is a must see spot. Nicely displayed and a good little cafe - lovely setting. Worth it.

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We've lived in the PNW a couple of decades now, and have always been frustrated at the paucity of quality art museums - particularly museums oriented to modern or contemporary art. The TAM is a small but beautifully laid out and curated museum, celebrating regional...More

Thank WallyDurham
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a nice little museum. I normally visit if there is a special exhibition showing. It also has a little studio upstairs where visitors can get creative themselves. All in all makes for a nice afternoon.

Thank Rlisa_7
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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