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Tacoma Art Museum

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

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan M
Escanaba, Michigan
Yes, Art in Tacoma!

This beautiful appointed structure houses one of the most prolific collections of western art... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tacoma, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3214
+1 253-272-4258
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank brewer10
Reviewed 11 December 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

Thank ellespeth
Reviewed 10 December 2017

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 December 2017

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 20 November 2017

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 29 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
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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
28 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