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Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum’s unique, versatile design lends itself to an array of event types from formal or casual business meetings to memorable holiday parties, lively prom dances, beautiful wedding receptions, musical performances, and more. The variety of event spaces allows you to transform the museum to suit your event. Count on our skilled and experienced private events team to support your event with catering coordination, equipment rental, and management, setup, cleaning, and on-site event management. 

The Marie A. Helmer Lobby 

The museum’s Marie A. Helmer Lobby, and Leslie P. Sussman Atrium can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests, perfect for elegant dinners, wedding receptions, or sophisticated business functions. Delight your guests with the museum’s airy, modern surroundings and offer private access to the galleries as a fresh twist on entertaining.

The Leslie P. Sussman Atrium

The Leslie P. Sussman Atrium and outdoor terrace are perfect settings for a cocktail hour, offering sweeping views of downtown Tacoma. Reserve the entire museum and lead guests through our captivating exhibitions for a visually stimulating experience.

The Murray Family Event Space

For events and meetings, consider the Murray Family Event Space. An open layout with access to a complete audio/video suite makes this space a favorite spot for corporate gatherings, lecture presentations, or medium-sized sit-down meals for up to 120 guests.

Entire Museum

The 12,000 square feet of galleries wrap around an open-air interior stone wave, designed by artist Richard Rhodes, which features 500-year-old pavers from an ancient Chinese road. The museum features work by Northwest artists, including the most comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly’s work on long-term public display.

Nationally traveling exhibitions fill out the museum’s curatorial calendar.
Room Capacity:
1,200Catering Service Capacity:
250 for sit-down or buffet
600 for standing reception