The Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection has been hailed as one of the most prestigious private collections of studio glass art in the United States. This gift places Tacoma Art Museum into one of the top five public collections of studio glass nationwide with this focus, adding to the holdings from the other influential collections including those of Anne Gould Hauberg, Paul Marioni, and Dale Chihuly.
The collection casts a spotlight on the unique half-century story of the Pilchuck Glass School, its influence and innovation central to developments in the recent history of Northwest art. The Benaroya Collection represents the finest achievements by key artists associated with the Pilchuck Glass School as well as encompasses the broad interest of the Benaroyas from the Northwest Mystics of the 1950s to historical art deco glass to the highly desirable production lines of Steuben, Lalique, and Baccarat.
Images: Lino Tagliapietra, Medusa, 2006. Blown glass, 17 3/4 × 18 1/4 × 6 3/4 in. Tacoma Art Museum, Promised gift of the Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection. Photo by Russell Johnson.
Clifford Rainey, (British, born 1948). Vienna, 1986. Cast and etched crystal with fiberboard, 35 × 16 × 8 in. Tacoma Art Museum, Promised gift of the Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection
- Sunday, Jan. 20 - Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
- Location: 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA
- Price: Adult: $15, Students and Seniors $13, Familys (2 adults and up to 4 children) $40