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  • Kicking Off Their Heels in the Hot Shop 07/22/2014Kicking Off Their Heels in the Hot Shop Featuring Five Weeks of Women Visiting Artists at Museum of Glass Tacoma, Wash. — The next five weeks at Museum of Glass will feature women artists working in the Hot Shop. Starting Wednesday, July 16 and continuing through Sunday, August 17, artists from as far away as Australia and India will work in collaboration with the Museum’s Hot Shop Team. Ranging from emerging to internationally established artists, the Visiting Artist Program at Museum of Glass offers a diverse mixture of culture, style, focus and expertise. These artists create a sense of excitement and wonder read more

  • Masters of Mustang 07/03/2014Exhibit celebrates 50 years of Ford Mustang with more than 20 significant models on display through 2014 at LeMay - America's Car Museum TACOMA, Wash. (June 12, 2014) – LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) is celebrating 50 years of the Ford Mustang with the June 14 opening of Masters of Mustang, which showcases more than 20 of the most sought after pony cars in history. “The Ford Mustang is as much a car as it is a piece of America’s heritage,” said Scot Keller, Chief Curator of ACM, the largest car museum in North America. “Masters of Mustang gives ACM the read more

  • 10th Annual Great Pacific NW Microcar Minicar Extravaganza! 07/02/2014aka: GPNWMME! Join fellow microcar enthusiasts Friday, July 11th, through Sunday, July 13th, for the 10th Annual Great Pacific NW Microcar Minicar Extravaganza! ... and a whole lot of fun! Tell your friends and neighbors. Lovers and afficianados of tiny vehicles, and curiosity hounds alike, will find something interesting at this event. July 11-13 at LeMay-ACM (Americas Car Museum) The Museum is located at: 2702 E. D Street Tacoma, WA 98421 The LeMay Museum spotlights America's love affair with the automobile including microcars. Featuring a nine acre campus with a four-story museum as the centerpiece, the museum is designed to preserve history and celebrate read more

  • You’re Invited! Museum of Glass Celebrates 12th Birthday! 07/01/2014Tacoma, Wash. – On Sunday, July 6, Museum of Glass will celebrate its 12th birthday with a party! The Museum has entertained over 2 million visitors, hosted over 350 artists and has shown 86 exhibitions and displays since opening in 2002. Join us for a day of festivities as we mark this milestone! Throughout the day, the Museum will be offering visitors family-friendly entertainment, treats and special deals including: Free admission for children 12 and under (with a paid accompanying adult) and $2 off admission costs for visitors who wear Seahawks 12th Man apparel Cupcakes in the Grand Hall Balloon art by artist Jami read more

  • State of the Museum 06/04/2014LeMay – America’s Car Museum President and CEO David Madeira examines the ups and downs of the Tacoma, Wash., ‘destination’ as it enters its third year of operation TACOMA, Wash. (June 3, 2014) -- LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) embarks on its third year in June.  Situated between Seattle and Mt. Rainier atop a hill in Tacoma, ACM has attracted approximately 400,000 visitors from 50 states and more than 40 countries since opening in June 2012, has rotated exhibits (ranging from 60 Years of Corvette to A Trip Down Route 66) and is hosting its Wheels & Heels Annual Gala on read more

  • Native American Portraiture in the Twenty-first Century 05/23/2014 Makita Wilbur, Mary Evelyn Belgarde (Tribal Affiliation: Pueblo of Isleta and Ohkay Owingeh), 2014. Tacoma Art Museum – Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 Native American Portraiture in the Twenty-first Century As a defining image of the Native American, ‘the noble savage’ is couched in condescension. Like so many entrenched notions, it’s a very old one. Its originator, Jean Jacques Rousseau, in his Discourse on the Origin and Foundation of Inequality Among Men (1755), comments on the “natural man.” He reveals a theme of envy, of longing for an Arcadian existence. “The more we reflect on this state (a life of harmony with nature), read more

  • Glassorama: Environments for Kids Design Glass 05/12/2014Tacoma, Wash. — Inspired by the success of the creative Kids Design Glass program, Museum of Glass has collaborated with high schools in Pierce County to demonstrate the abilities of young artists through a design competition for students. The contest challenged students to design a three-dimensional environment for a Kids Design Glass creature of their choosing. Three proposals from students at Federal Way High School and Tacoma’s Stadium High School have been selected by the Museum for Glassorama: Environments for Kids Design Glass, on view from May 7 to September 7, 2014. The chosen dioramas will be on display with the read more

  • Children's Gardening Summer Workshops 05/07/2014The Pierce County Master Gardeners offer free Children's Gardening Summer Workshops to children and their families. These programs are to build interest in the joys and fun of the garden. The Master Gardeners of Pierce County plan a total of 9 free events at their Puyallup demonstration garden, for children and families during the summer and fall. Upcoming dates for these events are: MAY 31 – FROGS AND TOADS JUNE 14 – DELIGHT YOUR SENSES JUNE 28 – TEENSY WEENSIE HUMMERS JULY 12 – TEENY TINY CREATURES IN YOUR GARDEN JULY 26 – DOG IN BOOTS AUGUST 9 – WORM WRANGLIN AUGUST 23 – SCARECROWS SEPTEMBER 6 – TREASURES read more

  • Bluesteele Coffeehouse Brings Community Together 04/23/2014By: Larry Rodman It’s a sad fact that, with the incidence of mass shootings in public places, communities need to find an appropriate way to commemorate their fallen. How will the community come together in the aftermath? The answer to that question has everything to do with civic identity, since it’s the community itself that’s been violated. In South Tacoma, on November 9th, 2009, four members of the Lakewood PD were gunned down—while in a coffee shop, at their laptops, waiting for their shift to begin—by a convicted felon and recidivist out on read more

  • Race Into Summer With ACM's New Camps! 04/09/2014 Spring may just be beginning, but parents and kids alike are thinking ahead to summer: three months of break for fun in the sun. This year, make ACM part of your summer plans. With three new camps geared towards kids ages 6-15, ACM has something exciting planned for everyone this summer. Each week-long camp described below has a fun car-related theme and numerous opportunities for hands-on learning. Derby Days Ages: 9-15 Dates: Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11 Hours: 9 am - 4 pm Cost: $300 Members | $350 Future Members Learn physics and engineering concepts by designing, building, decorating, and racing your own Soap Box read more

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