Tacoma Art Museum’s new Benaroya Wing designed by award winning architects Olson Kundig opens to the public

The newest addition to flank the Tacoma Art Museum is the Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing, a 6,595-squarefoot expansion to showcase the Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection gift. The wing opened to the public on January 19. Led by Design Principal Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, and Principal Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, the design of the Benaroya Wing balances opacity and transparency providing symmetry with the recent TAM addition of the Haub Family Galleries, also designed by Olson Kundig. The addition also strengthens the visual connection between TAM and the city by activating the north end of the museum and offering a new platform for visitors to observe the urban context from the galleries. “With the new Benaroya Wing, I’m most excited about the opportunity to break down traditional thresholds between the museum and the public. The new vista gallery is designed to entice people inside to view the Benaroya Collection

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