EVERGREEN MUSE: THE ART OF ELIZABETH COLBORNE

June 17– September 25, 2011 In the most comprehensive look at Elizabeth Colborne’s work ever mounted, guest curator David Martin sheds light on the life and work of one of the most interesting artists active in Washington State during the first half of the twentieth century. While Colborne (1885-1948), who lived and worked in New […]

FATE OF THE FOREST: OPEN HANGING

June 4 –September 18, 2011 From alpine meadows and rocky peaks to surf-splashed coastline, the dense forests of the Pacific Northwest offer boundless inspiration for art. In celebration of Evergreen Muse: The Art of Elizabeth Colborne (1885-1948), and to stimulate vital dialogue on the future of our forests, the Whatcom Museum will host an open […]

NEW GIFTS AND ACQUISTIONS: COLLECTIONS SELECTIONS TWO

January 22 – June 5, 2011 Featuring a selection of extraordinary artworks that transformed the Whatcom Museum’s collection in 2010, this exhibition of Northwest art includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, glass and ceramics. Much of the art featured came to the Museum via an unprecedented donation of the Safeco Art Collection to the Washington Arts […]

ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

December 18, 2010 – May 15, 2011 Highlighting the “beautiful necessities of the Arts and Crafts movement, The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest is a traveling exhibition from Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) that details the rich legacy of Arts and Crafts in Washington and Oregon during the first quarter […]

BELLINGHAM HOUSES OF ARTS AND CRAFTS

November 20, 2010 – May 15, 2011 Vintage photographs of Bellingham houses built between 1904 and 1924 will be on display from the Whatcom Museum Photographic Archives in the Lightcatcher. The photos show the range of Arts and Crafts’ influence–from a shingle weaver’s humble house to the majestic Roeder Home in Broadway Park. Fine examples […]

1934: A NEW DEAL FOR ARTISTS

September 18, 2010 — January 9, 2011 In 1934, Americans grappled with an economic situation that feels all too familiar today. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, the U.S. government created the Public Works of Art Project — the first federal government program to support the arts nationally. Artists who participated in the program, […]

SHOW OF HANDS: NORTHWEST WOMEN ARTISTS 1880-2010

April 24 – August 8, 2010 Curated by Barbara Matilsky Exhibition coincides with centennial of women’s suffrage in Washington State. Featuring more than 90 works of art by 63 women artists from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, Show of Hands opens April 24 at the Whatcom Museum‟s Lightcatcher building. Celebrating women’s contributions to the legacy […]