Feathered Kayapo/Mekranoti Headdress

The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality

February 1 - April 26, 2020, Lightcatcher building

The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality presents 89 hats and headdresses carefully selected from a private collection of more than 1300 extraordinary pieces of international headwear. This exhibition features hats from 42 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America, and is a tribute […]

docent tours

Take a docent-led tour beginning in February to learn more about The Global Language of Headwear. Our trained docents will provide insight into the cultures and headdresses featured. Tours take place Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 1:30-2:30pm and begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher. Included with admission/Members free.

partners

Art of United States

Conversations Between Collections: The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Whatcom Museum

February 1, 2020 - January 3, 2021; Lightcatcher building

The Whatcom Museum is pleased to kick off a five-year exhibition partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as we present three masterworks from one of the nation’s most treasured collections of American art. Made possible through the support of Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art, two exhibitions titled Conversations Between Collections […]

docent tours

Take a docent-led tour beginning in February to learn more about Conversations Between Collections. Our trained docents will provide insight into the artworks featured. Tours take place Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 1:30-2:30pm and begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher. Included with admission/Members free.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Shimizu. Manzanar Relocation Center, 1943

Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank

February 15 – May 17, 2020; Old City Hall

Two countries – two photographers. This compelling collection of photographs presents two views of internment and incarceration in the early 1940s. The 1942 incarceration of people of Japanese descent in the United States and Canada following the bombing of Pearl Harbor is portrayed through this stunning collection of black and white photographs. Ansel Adams and Leonard […]

Women holding signs

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Washington’s First Women in Government

February 15 – May 17, 2020; Old City Hall

This traveling exhibit from Legacy Washington honors the centennial celebration of women’s suffrage and the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women in the United States the right to vote. Moving Forward, Looking Back: Washington’s First Women in Government follows the lives of 14 women who soared to some of the most coveted offices in Washington […]