Pierce County Museums — 31 October 2011

Pierce County is home to a wide variety of interesting Museums.  With more than 35 museums, this is one of the most museum-dense counties in the United States.  In addition to a wide variety of museums that feature art, there are also museums that showcase the area’s rich history and cultural heritage.  Check out the following Pierce County Museums:

Washington State History Museum –  Through a mix of interactive exhibits, theatrical storytelling, high-tech displays and dramatic artifacts, visitors to the WSHM learn about Washington State’s unique people and places as well as their impact on the country and the world.

Museum of Glass – With it’s distinctive cone shaped hotshop, the Museum of Glass is both a collection of beautiful glass work and contemporary art from around the world and a working glass studio that nurtures local artists.

LeMay Car Museum– Opening in Spring 2012, the Lemay Car Museum is a 165,000 square foot showcase of amazing cars and a gathering place where automotive enthusiasts from around the globe will celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile.

Tacoma Art Museum– The 12,000 square foot  Tacoma Art Museum is located in Tacoma’s newly renovated downtown and features world class exhibits. The museum was designed by Antoine Predock.

Karpeles Manuscript Museum–  This beautiful classical revival museum faces Tacoma’s Wright Park and features revolving exhibitions of important historic documents.

Many of the museums are free on the Third Thursday of each month for Art Walk.  For a more complete list of local museums, click here.


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