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  • Bulbous, lime-green sculpture of a plum.
  • Blown glass vase with reverse painted enamels with figures representing the sun and the moon.

Metaphor into Form: Art in the Era of the Pilchuck Glass School

The Pilchuck Glass School, co-founded by Tacoma local, Dale Chihuly, emerged in the 1980s as a world-renowned center for glass art. Metaphor into Form showcases the breadth of creativity that has been nurtured by the Pilchuck Glass School.

On Extended View

In order of appearance: Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace. “Greengage Plum,” 2000. Blown glass, 8 x 13 x 8 in. (20.3 x 33 x 20.3 cm). Tacoma Art Museum. Gift of Anne Gould Hauberg.  Cappy Thompson. “I Receive a Great Blessing from the Sun and the Moon: I Will Be an Artist and Walk the Path of Beauty,” 1995. Blown glass and fired enamels, 17 × 14 1/2 × 14 1/2 in. (43.2 × 36.8 × 36.8 cm). Tacoma Art Museum. Gift of Anne Gould Hauberg.