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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Museum of Glass - Tacoma, Washington

The neat thing about this museum is that if you don't want to, or can't afford to pay the entry, there is lots of amazing, unusual art and architecture for no charge at all.The museum's Hot Shop dome.

These sculptures are along the waterfront in pools that anyone can access. When we were leaving, they were the backdrop of a wedding.
If you do go inside, the bathroom maximizes the use of glass.
When we arrived we were told that the "Hot Shop" starts in fifteen minutes, so we hustled around the halls for a few minutes to take in some of the art that can be photographed.
The two galleries are not very large, but I found the variety of work interesting and imaginative.
If you link onto the Museum and the Hot Shop you can watch the action just as the live audience does. You can even ask questions on line.
The gift shop is a neat place to see a variety of ornamental and functional art and you can enter without going to the museum.Then there is the remarkable Bridge of Glass and the Venetian Wall, also accessed from both sides of the Highway 5. From the Museum of Glass you can reach the Washington State History Museum by crossing the bridge.
VIDEO OF BRIDGE OF GLASS CEILING
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VIDEO OF VENETIAN WALL, BRIDGE OF GLASS
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2 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

What a wonderful place! I've always loved all kinds of glass as did my Mom. I've inherited some wonderful pieces from her and have collected some of my own. That would be a real wonderland for me. Thanks for taking us along.

Linda Myers said...

Nice photos!