What an amazing place to visit! This museum focuses on contemporary glass art and is housed in a cultural and architectural marvel. The 90 foot tall cone shaped building, which looks like it is leaning at an angle, is where the live demonstrations take place. As soon as you enter you can feel the heat.
You can stay for a while in a comfortable setting and watch the artists work on a variety of pieces. It does get quite hot, from all the furnaces blasting out. From there you proceed to several exhibit areas.
The spotlight was on the fantastic work of Preston Singletary : Raven and the Box of Daylight. The raven transforms the world, bringing light to the people via the stars, moon, and sun. This Tlingit story unfolds through a dynamic combination of art, storytelling, music, language, lighting, and encounter. It was hard to believe that these pieces were made of glass.
There is an education and demonstration room where classes are offered. There is also a cafe in the building. It is located very close to the Tacoma Art Museum, the Washington State History Museum, and the Lemay Car Museum. Lots to do and see in the area.
10am–5pm Wednesday – Saturday*
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Seniors (62+)/Students/Military (with ID): $14
Children (6-12): $5
Museum Members/Children (under 6): Free
AAA Members: $15