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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT WITH PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING JOURNALIST TIMOTHY EGAN

Egan highlights Edward S. Curtis' photographic quest at April 27 presentation

March 5, 2015; Bellingham, WA--
Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Timothy Egan will discuss highlights of Edward S. Curtis' quest to document tribes across the nation at a free lecture scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 27 at the Mount Baker Theatre.

The presentation is the signature event of the Whatcom Museum exhibition Mingled Visions: Images from The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis, on display through May 10, 2015.  Egan's talk will give context to the Museum's exhibition and share background on Curtis' life and work, which spanned decades and resulted in 20 published volumes of more than 40,000 images.

Egan's book, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward S. Curtis, is a riveting biography of the famous photographer. The book is the recipient of many awards and has appeared on many bestseller lists, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and The Christian Science Monitor.

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TOM SHERWOOD: A GOLDEN PERSPECTIVE

February 5, 2015; Bellingham, WA--A show featuring the work of Bellingham artist Tom Sherwood opens March 7 and runs through June 14 at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher galleries, 250 Flora Street in Bellingham, WA.

Sherwood — artist, philosopher, theologian, mentor, poet— is regularly described by his friends and colleagues as "a Renaissance man." That his mastery of materials and techniques define Renaissance art — egg tempera and gold leaf on wood panel, perspective and anatomy — only reinforces their view of a "man that can do all things if he will." 

Sherwood's mastery also, as Curator of Art Barbara Matilsky notes, "elevates his work to a spiritual dimension," which in turn speaks to Sherwood’s lifelong study of philosophy, theology, art history, literature and mythology. Sherwood holds a BA in English literature from William Jewell College (1958), and an MA in Theological Literary Criticism from the University of Chicago (1961), with further master’s work in philosophical theology.

Based in Bellingham since 1970, when he became Assistant Professor of interdisciplinary arts at Fairhaven College (Western Washington University), Sherwood has traveled and taught art at colleges and universities in the United States and China. Tom Sherwood: A Golden Perspective explores one distinct body of the artist's work since 1992, when he began focusing full time on his artistic productions.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Family Activity Day Explores Mexican Festival

October 9, 2014; Bellingham, WA-- Families are invited to explore the Mexican festival Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Saturday, October 25 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building.

“Around the world, this Mexican festival brings family and friends together to remember loved ones who have died,” said Museum Educator Chris Brewer. “This event celebrates life with rich traditions and heartfelt connections.” 

All ages can join in this lively day of art projects, entertainment, face painting and much more at the Whatcom Museum and Family Interactive Gallery.

Thanks to sponsorship by the Hotel Bellwether, admission is just $3 (free for Museum members).

“The Hotel Bellwether believes in the continued support of local organizations who are a positive resource for the community. We are thrilled to be a part of Whatcom Museum’s Dia de los Muertos Family Activity Day celebrating traditions, togetherness and fun!” said General Manager Jim Haupt.

MUSEUM CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH DECK THE [OLD CITY} HALL

Friday November 28 - Sunday, December 28, 2014

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NOVEMBER 2014 EVENTS AT THE WHATCOM MUSEUM

Artist Leo Adams debuts in the Lightcatcher | Deck the [Old City] Hall | Native Arts Celebration, Panel and Market

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LIGHTCATCHER
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