Tacoma Glass Museum Photos

The Tacoma Museum of Glass (2002) was part of a massive renewal project of Tacoma, Washington's waterfront. The museum building with a volcano-shaped tower with a spiral surface was designed by Arthur Erickson. Leading to the Glass Museum is a bridge over the Union Pacific tracks designed by Andersson-Wise Architects also in 2002. Called the Dale Chihuly Bridge in honor of this locally born glass artist, the structure has two artistic features. The Seaform Pavilion displays an array of Chihuly's freeform colored glass objects in its ceiling while the Venetian Wall contains Chihuly's sculptures which mimic glass designs of the glass-making Italian City. Two Crystal Towers on the bridge display an array of blue glass forms.

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Tacoma Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Great Cone of Museum of Glass by Arthur Erickson. Tacoma, WA.Entrance facade of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Great cone surrounded by Grand Staircase of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.
Tacoma Museum of Glass (2002). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Arthur Erickson.Great Cone of Museum of Glass by Arthur Erickson. Tacoma, WA.Entrance facade of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Great cone surrounded by Grand Staircase of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.
Great Cone of Museum of Glass mimics distant Mt. Rainier. Tacoma, WA.Details of top of Great Cone of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Dale Chihuly bridge leading to Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Spiral cone in volcanic shape anchors Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.
Great Cone of Museum of Glass mimics distant Mt. Rainier. Tacoma, WA.Details of top of Great Cone of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Dale Chihuly bridge leading to Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Spiral cone in volcanic shape anchors Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.
Glass city-side wall of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Looking up interior of Museum of Glass cone. Tacoma, WA.Cone of Museum of Glass where glass blowing is demonstrated. Tacoma, WA.Glassblowing at Hot Shop of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.
Glass city-side wall of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Looking up interior of Museum of Glass cone. Tacoma, WA.Cone of Museum of Glass where glass blowing is demonstrated. Tacoma, WA.Glassblowing at Hot Shop of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.
Glassblowing at Hot Shop of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Crystal Towers by Dale Chihuly on bridge between Union Station & Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Side view of bridge with Crystal Towers. Tacoma, WA.Details of Chihuly's Crystal Towers. Tacoma, WA.
Glassblowing at Hot Shop of Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Crystal Towers (2002) by Dale Chihuly on bridge between Union Station & Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Side view of bridge with Crystal Towers. Tacoma, WA.Details of Chihuly's Crystal Towers. Tacoma, WA.
Details of Chihuly's Crystal Towers. Tacoma, WA.Bridge with Crystal Towers & Seaform Pavilion between Union Station & Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge to Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.
Details of Chihuly's Crystal Towers. Tacoma, WA.Bridge with Crystal Towers & Seaform Pavilion (2002) between Union Station & Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA. Architect: Andersson-Wise Architects.Glass sculptures (2002) by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge to Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.
Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.
Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.Blown glass forms by Dale Chihuly in ceiling of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.
Fanciful glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall of Seaform Pavilion bridge to Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Artistic glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.Green & blue glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.Sunflower-like glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.
Fanciful glass sculptures (2002) by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall of Seaform Pavilion bridge to Museum of Glass. Tacoma, WA.Artistic glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall of Seaform Pavilion bridge. Tacoma, WA.Green & blue glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.Sunflower-like glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.
Red & green leafy glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.Yellow vase with blue spikes glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.Red vase with curls glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.Blue & violet glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.
Red & green leafy glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.Yellow vase with blue spikes glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.Red vase with curls glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.Blue & violet glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.
Blue glass with yellow leaves sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.


Blue glass with yellow leaves sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Venetian Wall. Tacoma, WA.



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