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Art Museum Day (Free Third Thursday)
May 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am8:00 pm

Join over 100 museums nationwide as we celebrate Art Museum Day on Thursday, May 17! Enjoy free admission all day (10 am – 8 pm). Explore all exhibitions on view and head up to the third floor to see our newest TAM Local community installation.

Mention Art Museum Day and receive 10% off your purchase in TAM Store and TAM Cafe.

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. To learn more or view the list of participating museums, visit

Happy Hour in TAM Cafe

4 –7 pm

Free museum admission begins at 5 pm. However, paid admission is not required to visit TAM Cafe. Come early for happy hour discounts on beer, wine, and snacks.

Reception for TAM Local: The Culture Shock Collective

5 – 7:30 pm  |  Third Floor, Cheney Classroom. Performances in Murray Family Event Space.

Sea, Still showcases how various children of the API (Asian & Pacific Island) diaspora explore and reclaim ancestral memory, traditions, and identity through their relationship with water. This community installation features first- and second- generation artists from Tacoma and the greater Puget Sound area.

Enjoy performances by Roldy Aguero Ablao, Thy Nguyen, Dejan Perez, Rizelle Rosales, and Hilary Vo. Live art-making by Molica Chau and music from DJ Press Play.

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F.O.A.M. for Teens – DIY Sculptures

6 – 8 pm

Join TAM’s Teen Art Council for a free night of Film, Open mic, Art, or Making—just for teens.

Go Wild! Get inspired by sculpture at TAM and make your own out of clay and wire! Snacks included. Don’t stay home, go to F.O.A.M.!


Free Third Thursdays are generously sponsored byColumbiaBankcolor