Museum of Glass Selects Joanna Sikes as Director of External Affairs

Museum of Glass announces the selection of Joanna Sikes for the position of director of external affairs.  In this role, Sikes joins the development and marketing team in building and fostering relationships with Museum constituents.  Prior to coming to MOG, Sikes worked for more than 20 years at Chihuly Studio in the roles of studio manager, marketing/client relations and director of special projects.

According to Museum of Glass Executive Director Susan Warner, “Joanna has an exceptional background in the studio glass community and possesses the leadership, relationship building and planning skills needed for this position.  She also has a strong vested interest in the Pacific Northwest arts community, so she was an ideal candidate for us. We are excited to have her on board.”

Joanna Sikes, Director of External Affairs

Sikes previous experience includes tenures at the Phoenix Fine Arts Museum the Crocker Museum of Art and the American Federation of Arts where she worked with more than 20 museums around the country with a focus on sculpture.  She also worked as a project manager for Donald Lipski where she formed strong relationships with major American museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center. While at Chihuly Studio, Sikes served as liaison between the Studio and the founding committee for the Museum of Glass and, most recently, as a founder and member of the senior management team of Denny Park Fine Arts.  She is often asked to lecture on the world of glass and the work of Dale Chihuly.



Information provided by: Museum of Glass;  Susan Newsom, Communications Manager


The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions.  In addition to the Hot Shop Amphitheater where visitors can watch artists work, the facilities include galleries, outdoor exhibition areas, a theater, hands-on art studio, grand hall, café and store.

Museum of Glass is sponsored in part by Ben B. Cheney Foundation, The Boeing Company Charitable Foundation, City of Tacoma Arts Commission, Arts Fund, Forest Foundation, and Sequoia Foundation.

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Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Third Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Store is also open Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day):  also open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is free for members, $12 general, $10 seniors, military and students (13+ with ID), $10 groups of 10 or more, $5 children (6-12) years old. Children under 6 are admitted free. Admission is free every third Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street Tacoma, WA  98402