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Art Museum Day (Free Third Thursday)
May 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Join over 120 museums as we celebrate Art Museum Day on Thursday, May 18. Enjoy free museum admission from 10 am – 8 pm. New exhibitions on view include Cultural imPRINT: Northwest Coast Prints and Familiar Faces & New Voices: Surveying Northwest Art.

Share your experience via social media with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay, and tag us with #TacomaArtMuseum or #inspiredbyTAM.

Art Museum Day is organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors. Learn more at

Happy Hour in the TAM Cafe

4:00–7:00 pm

Come early and relax in the TAM Cafe for happy hour discounts on beer, wine, and snacks.

TAM Local: NE Tacoma Elementary School Community Art Show

Cheney Classroom on Third Floor

Students of Northeast Tacoma Elementary present Together We Rise, a collaborative mural that focuses on diversity within the community. Facilitated by artist Grace Washington, the mural stands as a reminder that all students from all backgrounds belong to our learning community and contribute to what we can create together. On view through June 30.

Click here to learn more about TAM Local Community Art Shows

About Third Thursdays

Tacoma Art Museum joins other local museums in staying open late (5–8 pm) and free to the public on the third Thursday of every month.

Free Third Thursdays are generously sponsored by Columbia Bank.



Marika Swan, Nuu-chah-nulth, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, Becoming Worthy—State I, 2016. Digital print, 28⅜ × 32½ inches. Courtesy of Stonington Gallery. Students of Northeast Tacoma Elementary School and Grace Washington, Together We Rise (detail), 2017. Photo courtesy Maura Toohey Carlisle.