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As I said in the last post, this voyage is light on photos. Just a few things that caught my eye. If you are in Tacoma with time on your hands, I recommend a visit to both the Washington State Museum of History and the Tacoma Art Museum. Neither is large, but both are interesting.
The coolest thing in the history museum is a huge model railroad depicting the area during the Golden Age of Rail.
The art museum has more than enough Chihuly glass, but I guess that’s not surprising considering that he’s a local boy. I enjoyed the early stuff, done before he started churning out tons of squiggly commercial dreck.
There was also a good exhibit about the artistic process, another on the negative effect of overly-romanticized depictions of native people, and a good collection of works by black artists.
So, that’s it! There’s lots more to be seen in both museums. More to be seen in Tacoma, actually. Plan to have a look around if you’re in the area.