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  • Celebrating Lino Tagliapietra 10/17/2014Museum of Glass Honors Italian Maestro with Grand Hall Display, Hot Shop Live! Celebrating Lino Tagliapietra: Show and Public Activities for his 80th Birthday Tacoma, Wash. — Museum of Glass has unveiled its latest glass art display, Celebrating Lino Tagliapietra, to honor the work of the world-renowned Maestro, who turned 80 in August. To celebrate his birthday and incredible career, the Museum will offer public activities on Sunday, October 19. The day’s events will include: • The next installment of Hot Shop Live! from 1 to 2 pm, featuring Tagliapietra in the Hot Shop (watch live at the Museum or online at • read more

  • Museum of Glass Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Tenth Annual Museum Day Live! 09/26/2014Museum of Glass Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Tenth Annual Museum Day Live! Free Admission for All Participants Presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on September 27, 2014 Tacoma, Wash. — Museum of Glass will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 read more

  • Collection Spotlight: 1921 Stutz Model B Pumper Fire Truck Stutz 09/25/2014By Renee Crist, ACM Collections Manager 1921 Stutz Model B Pumper Fire Truck donated to ACM by Nancy LeMay Harry C. Stutz founded the Stutz Fire Engine Company in 1919 after he was forced to sell his interest in the Stutz Motor Company earlier the same year. Originally built in Indianapolis, Indiana, the first Stutz fire engines were offered with four and six cylinder Wisconsin engines, and configured as ladder, pumper, and combination trucks. The trucks so out-shone their competition that sales boomed. These fine trucks enjoyed enough success that they were ordered by fire departments in locations as far away as read more

  • ACM wants your Ford F Series Truck 09/22/2014LeMay - America's Car Museum is planning an exhibit on The Truck that Grew-Up with America, the FORD F Series, opening on our main Showcase Gallery in December 2014. The Museum is looking for great examples of the iconic F Series from 1948 to present, both stock and modified. The display will be limited to thirty great examples of America's most popular truck and all offers will be considered. We are also looking for vintage F Series artifacts, signs and memorabilia to integrate into the exhibit. The exhibit will run from December 2014 through June 2015. Every lender will receive a read more

  • Educator Night at the Museum 09/18/2014Educators, you’re invited! Join us for a fun, FREE evening at LeMay America's Car Museum on October 2, 2014 to enjoy: One-stop-shopping to sample educational resources of over 30 local community, arts, cultural and science organizations! Raffle to win fabulous prizes Light bites and refreshments Private viewing of exhibitions When? Thursday, October 2, 2014. Open House 5:30 - 8 pm. Where? LeMay America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D Street in downtown Tacoma Who? Professional development opportunity for Educators (Not appropriate for children, pre-registration for educators requested) Why? Educator Night at the Museum is an exciting opportunity for educators to relax and mingle with other educators. Learn more about educational resources and programs read more

  • Iittala Birds Return to Museum of Glass 09/17/2014Iittala Birds Display Returns to Museum of Glass with Limited Edition Anna’s Hummingbird from September 24, 2014 to February 22, 2015 Tacoma, Wash. — Iittala birds by Oiva Toikka return to Museum of Glass for the eleventh consecutive year on September 24, 2014. In partnership with Finland’s Iittala, Inc., this year’s display will feature the newly designed Anna’s Hummingbird, continuing the celebration of internationally recognized designer Oiva Toikka’s glass birds. Professor Toikka’s career with the Iittala company spans 40 years, during which he has designed over 400 glass birds. Despite the recent closure of the Iittala glass factory in Nuutajärvi, Finland, Finnish glassblowing read more

  • Historic Ford Mustangs and BMWs Honored Annual Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance 09/16/2014TACOMA, Wash. – More than 150 of the finest vintage automobiles in the U.S. converged upon LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) September 6th and 7th for the annual Pacific Northwest Concours d ’Elegance. “The Pacific Northwest Concours has become one of premier events of its kind in the U.S. since its founding 12 years ago as the Kirkland Concours,” said David Madeira, president of ACM. “With ACM being the largest car museum in North America, sitting on a 3.5-acre show field, we’re delighted to host an event of such grand scale.” Featured classes for the concours included early and significant BMWs read more

  • The Hottest Party in Town: Museum of Glass Red Hot Gala 09/15/2014The Hottest Party in Town: Guests to Enjoy Lively Auctions, a Gourmet Dinner and an After Party with Dante Marioni at the Museum of Glass Red Hot Gala on September 20, 2014 Tacoma, Wash. — On September 20, 2014, Museum of Glass will host its largest fundraiser of the year–the annual Red Hot Gala. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions throughout the night, enjoy a gourmet dinner with internationally celebrated artists and watch fiery glassblowing and a live music performance as artist Dante Marioni and Portland-based band Rags & Ribbons take the party into the Hot Shop read more

  • Hilltop Artists Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Museum of Glass 09/12/2014Hilltop Artists 20th Anniversary September 13, 2014 – February 1, 2015 Organized by Museum of Glass and Hilltop Artists Tacoma, Wash. – Opening September 13, Museum of Glass and Hilltop Artists present Hilltop Artists 20th Anniversary, an exhibition highlighting the impact of glass art on the lives of youth, the Hilltop neighborhood, and beyond. The exhibition will consist of glass objects, images, and videos, telling a story that spans the past 20 years of Hilltop Artists and the community it serves. Founded with the support of artist Dale Chihuly and the leadership of the Tacoma School District, gallery owner Kathy Kaperick envisioned Hilltop Artists read more

  • Lightness of Being – New Sculpture – Howard Ben Tré 08/25/2014Lightness of Being – New Sculpture – Howard Ben Tré: Howard Ben Tré’s Cast Glass Sculptural Exhibition to Make its Northwest Debut at Museum of Glass on September 13, 2014 Tacoma, Wash. — Internationally-recognized artist Howard Ben Tré will debut his exhibition of industrial, architecturally oriented sculptures in the Pacific Northwest at Museum of Glass from September 13, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Creating a forest of vertical shapes, Ben Tré returns to his sculptural roots with Lightness of Being – New Sculpture – Howard Ben Tré , which will feature cast glass and bronze artworks up to eight feet tall. Ben Tré read more

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