Guided Adult Group Tours
Take a deep dive into TAM exhibitions and collections on a docent-led group tour for adults!
TAM’s interactive adult tours provide expanded information about artworks on view in the galleries and the artists who made them, while encouraging groups to investigate art through lively discussions.
These experiences last about 45 minutes and include museum admission for visitors to explore the galleries further on their own. Art-making workshops, box lunches, catering, and other add-ons are also available.
- Groups of 5-9: $20 per person ($17 for seniors, students, and military)
- Groups of 10+: $17 per person
- Members: $5 per member
Fall 2017 Adult Tour Themes
Northwest Art and Artists
The art of the Northwest is expansive and diverse. This tour answers the question “What is Northwest Art?” by exploring how regional factors such as geography, politics, and climate influence artistic choices. Investigate artists and art forms that have influenced regional art-making traditions.
Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection
Still-life painting in American art is a longstanding tradition that includes many styles and notable artists. See the trends and transitions in still-life painting spanning more than two hundred years. Discover works by Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O’Keeffe, and other art history favorites who have contributed to the cannon.
Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads
Artist Zhi LIN honors and remembers the Chinese laborers of the 19thcentury who built the rail lines throughout the western US, including Tacoma. Discover more about this overlooked yet vital history through participating in discussions around migrant and immigrant experiences. See how meaning is conveyed through a breadth of representational and abstract art.
Studio Art Glass
Explore selections from one of the top five studio art glass collections in the nation at Tacoma Art Museum! Highlights include artworks by Tacoma native Dale Chihuly, Cappy Thompson, Ginny Ruffner, Dante Marioni, and Paul Marioni. Learn about what inspires these artists and how the Pacific Northwest has become an internationally recognized hub for studio art glass.
Chihuly Glass Walking Tour
Dale Chihuly is internationally renowned for his work in glass and is celebrated for massive glass installations. Learn more about the artist, his connection to Tacoma, and the evolution of his work on this guided tour through downtown Tacoma. Gain a broad view of the artist’s career when experiencing his works on permanent display at Tacoma Art Museum, Union Station, and the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.
Questions? Please email us at Tours@TacomaArtMuseum.org or call 253-722-2460.