Tacoma Art Museum opens new wing

November 12, 2014 6:07 PM

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When Tacoma Art Museum throws open the doors to its new Haub Family Galleries wing next weekend after 11 months of construction, there will be a lot to celebrate beyond the first exhibit: "Art of the American West: The Haub Family Collection."

For the museum, Erivan and Helga Haub's donation of $20 million and 295 pieces of Western art represents the biggest gift the 79-year-old institution has ever had, and the collection is one of the world's biggest of the genre.

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