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  • Summer Drive-In Movies, Vintage Car Ride-Alongs and More 07/31/2014TACOMA, Wash. – Boasting drive-in movies, race car simulators and even ride-alongs in vintage cars, LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) is more than just another car museum, according to Debbie Kray, ACM’s education manager. “ACM is designed to bring history to life through America’s love affair with the automobile,” said Kray. The sprawling four-story, 165,000 sq. ft. Tacoma, Wash., destination is home to more than 300 vehicles as well as activities and events for all ages. On ACM’s first floor is the “Family Zone,” with interactive displays featuring a “make and take” art area for the youngest guests. There are also galleries read more

  • 10th Annual Pebble Beach Motoring Classic Send-Off 07/30/2014On August 5, in Kirkland, WA, Twenty-three vehicles, totaling nearly $10 million, will depart on a 1,500-mile journey to Pebble Beach. It is a parade of vintage vehicles, starting its 1,500-mile trip as an official prelude to the famed classic car show in Pebble Beach, The 10th Annual Pebble Beach Motoring Classic. The Pebble Beach Motoring Classic is the ultimate road trip for classic and vintage car enthusiasts. The cars will start at Club Auto Kirkland, a collector car clubhouse and storage facility owned by LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM). The annual event, sponsored by ACM, is an eight-day tour read more

  • Automobile Enthusiasts Give Back to the Community Volunteers 07/29/2014By Jana Wennstrom, ACM Volunteer Coordinator If you are reading this, I am going to presume that you are an automobile enthusiast. Your enjoyment of looking at and talking about automobiles is what America's Car Museum volunteers foster and enhance through their work within the Museum and out in the community. You don't need to be an expert to enjoy the nice lines of a certain car or the sound of its engine. If you have this appreciation, you are just what ACM is looking for! You can join over 250 other like-minded men and women in greeting ACM guests, sharing your read more

  • 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

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