Tacoma Art Museum: A sneak peek inside Haub Family Galleries

The Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) has planned several events this weekend to celebrate the completion of the museum’s 16,000-square-foot expansion and the grand opening of the Haub Family Galleries inaugural exhibition from the Haub Family Collection.

The Haub Family Collection includes 295 works of Western American art that dates back to circa-1800 by artists such as E. Martin Hennings, Georgia O’Keeffe, Tom Lovell, and John Clymer (among others). The work was donated by Erivan and Helga Haub and their family, and represents the single largest gift in the museum’s history. The art work will be presented in a new wing designed by award-winning architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. The new galleries double the museum’s total gallery space.

This week, TAM staff invited the Tacoma Daily Index to tour the museum expansion and preview the new galleries. TAM will host the Go West Gala on Friday evening, as well as the Go West Grand Opening on Saturday. More information is available online here.

To read the Tacoma Daily Index’s complete and comprehensive coverage of the Tacoma Art Museum’s expansion project, click on the following links: