Free museums on National Museum Day
National Museum Day is this Saturday, and a handful of local museums are participating in the Smithsonian Magazine-organized event by offering free admission. Museums include: Fort Nisqually, Foss Waterway Seaport, Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum and Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma; the Frye Museum, Burke Museum, Seattle Art Museum and Henry Art Gallery in Seattle; and the Hands-On Childrens’ Museum in Olympia. Get your downloadable tickets and information at www.smithsonianmag.com.
State high school photo show at TAM
The 2010 Washington State High School Photography Exhibit is on again at Tacoma Art Museum, featuring the 39 finalists selected from 3,945 images in this state-wide competition for students. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through Oct. 11. $9/$8/free for five and under and 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org
Joe Penrod at Fulcrum
Artist Joe Penrod pays homage to object permanence at a new show of temporary work at Fulcrum Gallery. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Oct. 16. Free. 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253-250-0520, www.fulcrumtacoma.com
8th Annual Juried show at The Gallery at TCC
The Gallery at Tacoma Community College is now hosting its 8th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, featuring work from 42 artists including Peter Serko, Sarah Waldo, Bill Colby, Margo Macdonald and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Oct. 15. Free. Tacoma Community College Tacoma campus, enter off South 12th Street between Pearl and Mildred Streets. 253.46.4306, www.tacomacc.edu/thegallery