Museums, Galleries, & Local Businesses

Art is everywhere you turn in Tacoma. Check out the following art exhibits on view in October at city museums, galleries, and local businesses. Most locations present exhibits year-round.

Featured Exhibits

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

The Exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements and will let you experience this art from a new perspective.

9/21/18 – 10/14/18
Tacoma Armory

Foraging the Hive: Sara Young and Tyler Budge

Witness the multifaceted exhibition that combines bees, test tubes, and discarded items. It offers a learning opportunity and a chance for the community to become part of the exhibition.

5/2018 – 3/2019
Museum of Glass


Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse

See 180 objects made through recycling and reuse! Contemporary and historic objects including well-known Northwest artists. Try your hand at the makerspace too.

7/2018 – 12/2018
Washington State History Museum

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Header image credits – Image 1: Mindy Barker, “Yes”, 29’x46′ acrylic mural (2014). Image 2: Abby Williams Hill, Mount Rainier from Eunice Lake, 1904. University of Puget Sound. Image 3: Dale Chihuly. Gibson Chandelier, 2000. Collection of Museum of Glass. Photo courtesy of Chihuly Studio. Image 4: Zhi Lin, “Chinaman’s Chance” on Promontory Summit […] May 1869, 2014. Koplin Del Rio Gallery.