Tacoma Art Museum - designed by Antoine Predock
The Tacoma Art Museum is the latest addition to a growing list of regional museums that have recently opened new or expanded facilities. Representing a dramatic upgrade from the old bank that was TAM’s previous home, the sleek, steel-clad new building was designed by highly-regarded New Mexico architect Antoine Predock. The museum now joins neighbors the Museum of Glass and the Washington State History Museum as members of a revitalized downtown Tacoma cultural community. KUOW art critic Gary Faigin offers these thoughts on the new building and its inaugural exhibits.