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Finding inspiration in Tacoma WA | The Imagine Monet Exhibit 

April 12, 2024
My partner surprised me with a trip to this exhibit for my Birthday recently!
Was it a true ‘surprise’? Not really, because I had been begging to go ever since the Van Gogh exhibit that I missed! Regardless, it was an awesome gift and experience and I wanted to share my highlights with you. The exhibit is available until May 12th at Tacoma Arts Live.

So what is “immersive” about the exhibit?

When you enter the building you will be greeted by museum staff and guided through the experience. I felt that they were very attentive to making sure you knew what was going to happen and how to navigate the space.

You can peruse a hall of digital information about the Artist Monet, it covers different times in his life and career, lots of interesting stuff.

You will continue to the main event which is a huge room surrounded almost completely by giant screens. In the middle are a few benches and they also offer floor pillows. The benches were full when we attended and we took the cushions to the floor. I will say I wish they had a little more seating available in the main area.

Once you are comfortable you can start to enjoy the display of over 300 Monet artworks. The show is put together beautifully with a moving floor to add to the experience.

Was it awesome?

I loved it!

It was neat to see the artwork presented so large, you could see the detail and the messy, quick strokes Monet is so famous for. I was able to study his use of color in a new way and this exhibit inspired me to go out and get some ultramarine blue paint!

I would highly recommend this as one of the fun things to do in Tacoma! Here is the exhibit schedule. If you get a chance to attend, leave me a comment with what you thought of the exhibit!

  • February 14 – May 12, 2024
  • Thursdays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Low Sensory: The first Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. + 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are available online at: https://www.tacomaartslive.org/events/imaginemonet/