The Pacific Northwest is well-known for it’s collection of glass artists. If contemporary glass art is your thing, there is no better place to experience it than at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. If you are in Seattle, it is well worth the drive to check out this stunning art museum.
Originally inspired by the world-famous works of Dale Chihuly, who grew up and went to school nearby, the museum opened in 2002 along the revitalized waterfront in Tacoma. The museum features permanent collections of glass art from the 20th and 21st century from artists around the world, along with rotating temporary exhibitions. There are also a number of stunning outdoor works, including the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, that grace the exterior of this stunning museum.
The museum also features many interactive displays and hands-on activities, plus a live hot shop to watch glass makers at work. You can get directions to the museum, along with their hours and admission costs here.
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