Chihuly Glass Walking Tour
Walking Tour Map
Tour Stop Locations and Hours
Tacoma Art Museum (admission required)
1701 Pacific Avenue
Stone Wave and Dale Chihuly at TAM Exhibit
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Free Third Thursday, 5 pm – 8 pm
Bridge of Glass
Pedestrian bridge over I-705 connecting Tacoma's Pacific Avenue to the waterfront.
Always on view.
Union Station Federal Courthouse
1717 Pacific Avenue
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Identification required for entry.
University of Washington Tacoma
1902 Commerce Street
2nd floor, Room SNO 270
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
*Summer hours vary
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
1904 South Jefferson Avenue
Sunday – Monday, 11 am – 10 pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 11 am – 12 am
Friday – Saturday, 11 am – 2 am
There are 19 stops at five locations within Tacoma's Museum District. Simply select the audio below that corresponds with the label found near each installation. Audio plays through your phone's earpiece, as if you were on the phone.
Ma Chihuly's Floats (seasonal)—TAM #201
Collection Overview, Ikebana, Putti—TAM #302
Working in a Series—TAM #303
Displaying Chihuly's Work—TAM #304
Venetian Series—TAM #305
Baskets, Cylinders, Macchia—TAM #306
Basket Series—TAM #307
Drawing on Cylinders—TAM #308
Macchia Series—TAM #309
Seaforms, Baskets, Persians—TAM #310
Seaform Pavilion, Crystal Towers—Bridge of Glass
Venetian Wall—Bridge of Glass
End-of-the-Day Chandelier—Union Station
Monarch Window—Union Station
Basket Drawing Wall—Union Station
Lakawanna Ikebana—Union Station
Chinook Red Chandelier—University of Washington-Tacoma
Eight Venetians—The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
What To See On The Tour
About Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly, born in Tacoma in 1941, has become one of the most recognized artists of his generation. He studied at the University of Puget Sound and received a BA from the University of Washington. He earned an MS from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Since co-founding the Pilchuck Glass School north of Seattle with Anne Gould Hauberg and John Hauberg in 1971, Chihuly has gained both national and international acclaim for his leadership in the studio glass community.
Attracted to Tacoma's historic buildings, industrial setting, and the natural beauty of its location on Puget Sound, Dale Chihuly retains close ties to his hometown. Tacoma Art Museum presents a comprehensive retrospective of Dale Chihuly's artwork, on continued view.
For even more glass art, visit the Museum of Glass and Hotel Murano.