Okay folks, it’s time to head south, outside of the Seattle city limits, and get a taste of the American West – in Tacoma. Yep, that’s right, the Tacoma Art Museum has just opened a brand new wing to house its newest collection of art, donated to the museum by the Haub family. The Art of the American West collection is the largest of its genre in the world, with works spanning more than 200 years, from the 1790s to the present. Onlookers will encounter never-before-seen pieces of work from the likes of Georgia O’Keefe, among many others.
But, the art is not the only thing to take in – the new expansion is quite impressive, too. The look is reminescent of Native American longhouses and railcars, appropriate to the area, while indoors is filled with light, a remarkable feat, since it’s important to protect art from the sun – you’ll have to see it to believe it!
Who knew you had to go south to experience the west? Hope to see you there.
Art of the American West: The Haub Family Collection
Tacoma Art Museum / 1701 Pacific Ave. / Tacoma
Now – Fall 2015