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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 and educational studio further on their own. Must be reserved a minimum of two weeks in advance.

  • Groups of 10 or more: $12 per person
  • TAM Members and Military: Free
  • Additional tour enhancements are available for purchase, including box or bag lunches (see menu), reception and meeting space, and catering.

Adult Tour Themes

Best of TAM

Join a TAM docent for a guided tour of the Best of TAM! Learn more about the museum’s relationship and role in the Tacoma community and check out our latest exhibitions. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, no RSVP required. Meet at the front desk in the main lobby. Tours are held Thursdays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 2 pm. This tour is free for members or included with museum admission.

Western American Art

Saddle up for a tour of the Haub Collection of Western American Art. Hear about the people, landscapes, and mythologies that have inspired and intrigued artists from near and far.

Studio Art Glass

Tacoma Art Museum is proud to be home to more than 900 works of art that record the history of the studio art glass movement. Learn about artworks and artists on view while participating in lively discussions about how the Northwest came to be a world-renowned center for studio art glass.

The Naturalist & The Trickster: Audubon/RYAN!

February 1 – May 10, 2020

Take a closer look at how artists depict animals in prints, glass, and larger-than-life murals. Although centuries apart, John James Audubon and RYAN! Feddersen have drawn inspiration from animals and the natural world to create compelling work that urges us to better understand the human impact on the environment.

Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s

February 22 – August 16, 2020

Learn about the hidden history of 1930s public art in the Northwest. Experience larger-than-life murals, detailed prints, sculptures, and more in this exploration of how public support for the arts transformed our region.

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