Past Exhibitions

 

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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CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONISM: SELECTIONS FROM THE IRVINE MUSEUM

November 17, 2012 — February 17, 2013

DURING THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH centuries, California artists produced a unique style that combined several distinctive aspects of American and European art. This style — known as California Impressionism or California plein air painting, after the French term for “in the open air”— focused on capturing the special light and color of the state’s landscape and helped to define modern landscape painting. More...

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Frank Tolles Chamberlin
Eaton Canyon, 1934; 26 x 36
Courtesy of the Irvine Museum

CLEARLY ART: THE BEAUTY OF GLASS

April 6 - September 22, 2013 extended

CLEARLY ART SHARES ITS NAME WITH ANOTHER SHOW THAT ORIGINATED AT THE WHATCOM MUSEUM TWENTY YEARS AGO titled Clearly Art: Pilchuck's Glass Legacy. Between 1992 and 1996, it traveled to a dozen museums around the country. In the twenty years since that important exhibition, the museum's collection has grown to include a number of new glass works, thanks to a gift from the Safeco collection. Clearly Art presents many of these new pieces to the public for the first time. Clearly Art is curated by Western Washington University curatorial intern Hilary Hamilton.

"Glass has the ability to reflect, refract, and diffuse light unlike any other medium," says Hamilton. "It can be diaphanous and delicate, or substantial and weighty. Clearly Art: The Beauty of Glass highlights the versatility of the medium, presenting the broad spectrum of forms and applications of studio glass, from the traditional to the radical."

           

Hypangogue 3

Ellen Ziegler
Hypnagogue 3, 2009
Glass sculpture
24" x 3" and 8" x 13"
Courtesy of the Whatcom Museum Collection
Gift of the artist


 

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