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Benaroya Groundbreaking Celebration
July 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Tacoma Art Museum’s construction kick-off for the new Benaroya Wing honoring the memory of Jack Benaroya on his birthday. Attend the first public unveiling of the final design of the new addition as we celebrate the generosity of Jack and Rebecca Benaroya and the entire Benaroya family.

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About the Benaroya Collection

Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) announced on January 14, 2016 that Becky Benaroya has bequeathed the collection that she and her late husband Jack Benaroya carefully assembled during their 70 years of marriage. The collection of 225 works includes Northwestern and international studio art glass along with important paintings and sculptures by renowned regional artists. The gift, announced on Mrs. Benaroya’s 93rd birthday, includes a contribution for the construction of a new 7,390 square-foot gallery addition in which to present the collection, an endowment fund for its care, and funds for a dedicated curator. The contribution to support the gift totals nearly $14 million. TAM’s expanding collection further establishes the Pacific Northwest as the nation’s art glass epicenter. Learn more about the Benaroya Collection.

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Right: Therman Statom (American, born 1953), Toast to La Serena, 1992. Plate glass with mixed media, 80 × 16½ × 6 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Promised gift of the Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection. Photo © TAM, photo by Russell Johnson and Jeff Curtis.