Past Exhibitions

PEAK OF THEIR PROFESSIONS: THE MURROW BROTHERS

Ongoing in Old City Hall

Experience the extraordinary lives of 3 of Skagit County’s most famous and globally recognized residents  - the Murrow Brothers.

PULP

Ongoing

For more than seventy years, Bellingham was a major producer of pulp, the raw material used in papermaking.

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Paper napkin folder and packer, circa 1960
Photo by Irving Moulin, Whatcom Museum 2008.30.545

 

PAINT: THE PAINTED WORKS OF LYLE WILSON

March 30 - July 6, 2014

AS ONE OF THE UNDISPUTED MASTERS of Northwest Coast painting, Lyle Wilson builds on traditional forms to create an art...

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Lyle Wilson
Progressions, 2011
Acrylic on red cedar, 11" x 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Collection of the Artist

RADICAL REPETITION: ALBERS TO WARHOL

From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation

Curated by Barbara Matilsky

April 19 - August 17, 2014

Radical Repetition examines recurring imagery in art since the 1960s, which has led to unexpected stylistic transformations and reinvigorated content. Although the exhibition concentrates on prints, it also includes some extraordinary works in painting (James Lavadour) and sculpture (Marie Watt) that expand this theme.

This exhibition highlights both representational and abstract art, underscoring...

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Albers for web

 

Josef Albers (American, b. Germany, 1888-1976)
Homage to the Square, edition 35/125, 1967     
screenprint
24 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.
©2014The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

TREASURES FROM THE TRUNK: THE STORY OF J.J. DONOVAN

Through June 1, 2014

Located in Whatcom Museum Old City Hall

J. J. DONOVAN WAS A GUIDING CITIZEN in Bellingham's formative years. His life and career as a civil engineer, lumberman, railroad superintendent, progressive business man and community builder, will all be explored in an exhibition of historical photographs, artifacts and ephemera, in Old City Hall.

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J.J. Donovan Calling
In 1925, J.J. Donovan posed with chief operator Lillian Bond and Pacific Telephone & Telegraph manager Ben Reno to commemorate 35 years of telephone service on Bellingham Bay.

Courtesy of the Whatcom Museum Collection
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Exhibitions

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Family Tours
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Tour: Reaching Beyond
Sat Nov 01 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Member Reception, Leo Adams: Eastern Light
Sun Nov 02
NEW EXHIBITION Leo Adams: Eastern Light
Sun Nov 02 @ 1:30PM - 02:30PM
Tour: Reaching Beyond
Sun Nov 02 @ 2:00PM -
Leo Adams Artist Talk
Thu Nov 06 @12:30PM - 02:00PM
Brown Bag: Meet the Artists from Northwest Designer Craftsmen
Thu Nov 06 @ 1:30PM - 02:30PM
Tour: Reaching Beyond
Thu Nov 06 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
AHA! Openwork Basketry Techniques
Sat Nov 08 @10:30AM - 02:00PM
Family Tours

LIGHTCATCHER
Wednesday - Sunday, noon-5pm;
open Thursday until 8pm; open Saturday at 10am

250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225  

Family Interactive Gallery (FIG)
Wednesday - Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm
250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
 

  

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121 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA  98225




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