Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art

Through January 8, 2023; Lightcatcher building

featured exhibitions

additional exhibitions

All is Not Lost

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ends: December 31, 2022
Hundreds of glass negatives have been donated to the Whatcom Museum, often arriving in a damaged condition after decades of poor storage and rough handling. The pictures in this exhibition […]
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New to the Collection: Carl Chew

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ends: January 8, 2023
In conjunction with Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, five new additions to the Whatcom Museum Collection by Seattle artist Carl Chew will be on display in the Lightcatcher building first […]
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Not One of the Boys: The Psychedelic Posters of Bonnie MacLean

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ends: November 20, 2022
Bonnie MacLean was just fine with designing handbills and taking tickets at her husband’s music venue, The Fillmore. But a falling out between husband Bill Graham and poster artist Wes […]
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permanent exhibitions

Catalog of Past Exhibitions

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The Whatcom Museum was established as a municipal entity in 1944 (then known as the Bellingham Public Museum), operating out of the 1892 Old City Hall building. The year 1968 […]
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History Exhibits at Old City Hall

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Ongoing; Old City Hall The Museum’s 1892 Old City Hall building features a variety of exhibits that tell the stories of the building’s architecture, the city’s early days, logging history, […]
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John M. Edson Hall of Birds

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Opened March 16, 2017; Ongoing; Old City Hall This exhibit in Old City Hall provides a glimpse into the local history and culture of the Victorian Era, when taxidermy flourished […]
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People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey Through the Tribal Cultures and History of the Northwest Coast

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Ongoing, Lightcatcher People of the Sea and Cedar, in the second floor gallery of the Lightcatcher building, shares the history and art of the Northwest Coast people, blending both historical […]
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