Washington State is synonymous with fine wines and unique agricultural products, but its cultural product became world renowned with the internationally acclaimed glass artwork of Dale Chihuly. A number of attractions and activities allow groups to explore this art form:
Tacoma Art Museum
The Tacoma Art Museum’s permanent collection focuses on the works of Northwest regional artists. Since 1963, the TAM collection has grown to contain more than 3,500 works, including the largest, most comprehensive public collection of glass art by Tacoma native Dale Chihuly.
TAM was the first museum in the region to present a juried exhibition of glass art and has continued to collect and display extraordinary glass works from Northwest artists. In 1990 Chihuly presented the museum with a gift of more than 30 sculptures and drawings in honor of his father and brother, and he continues to donate his art.