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Washington: Tacoma museum to debut Western American art collection
Washington: Tacoma museum to debut Western American art collection

The Tacoma (Wash.) Art Museum debuts its new Western American art collection in November in a new wing that doubles its gallery space. The collection's 295 pieces, which spans two centuries, includes familiar artists such as Thomas Moran and Frederic Remington and contemporary ones including Native American painter Kevin Red Star. Designer Tom Kundig created a horizontal building for four new galleries with screens that adjust light and evoke the history of the West, including Native American longhouses and railroad boxcars. (Tacoma was the terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad that connected the Midwest to the West Coast.) "This building does what new museums do,...

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