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Tacoma Art Museum now holds one of the top five collections of studio glass nationwide

The legacy gift of the Rebbecca and Jack Benaroya Collection adds 353 new works and a new wing for the Museum.

TACOMA, Wash. — If you're looking for something fun in Tacoma this weekend, the Tacoma Art Museum is the place to be.

They now have one of the largest public collections of studio glass in the country.

The museum is opening a new wing this weekend thanks to a generous donation from the Benaroya family.

It includes more than 350 pieces from the family's own collection which features work from Dale Chihuly and other internationally renowned artists.

The museum will also debut three new exhibitions that celebrate studio art glass in the Northwest.

'It's not just lots of bright colors. It's not just a candy store. It's really serious and it can go from beautiful limpid objects to just clear crystal to things that are colored or etched or engraved or have things embedded in them”, says David Setford, Exec. Dir. Tacoma Art Museum, “There are such a great variety of different expressions that are possible using the glass medium more so than any other medium I know.”

The grand opening celebration is Saturday 1/19 from 10 to 5 at the Tacoma Art Museum.

Evening celebrates the Northwest. Watch weeknights at 7:30 on KING 5 & streaming live on KING5.comContact: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email.

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