Color still life photograph of a vase with red/orange flowers, a sculpture with a peeled blood orange on top and one squished on the table.

Let it Shine: Photographs by Mina Afshari

The Museum is pleased to showcase California-based artist Mina Afshari’s photographs for her first museum exhibit. Afshari is a young Iranian woman who longed for freedom not only from the […]

Light blue background with gold kintsugi type lines along the top with the words "Acts of Healing and Repair" in the center in gold with a circle logo on the left that is a dark teal circle with gold kintsugi lines.

Bellingham National 2023 Juried Art Exhibition and Awards: Acts of Healing and Repair

Call now open – Deadline to Apply: August 11, 2023 Juried by Grace Kook-Anderson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum. The Whatcom […]

Oil painting of boats in a marina in blue and yellow-brown tones

Coastal Views: California and the Pacific Northwest

Featuring coastal landscape paintings from Northern California to Washington, spanning the 1880s to present, this stunning exhibition highlights the work of many well-known artists from both regions, as well as […]

Black and white photo of a man running in a crowd of spectators in 1913.

Mountain Runners: America’s First Endurance Race and its Legacy Today

On Thursday, August 9, 1911, as the hour of 10:00 p.m. fast approached, twenty-thousand spectators swarmed the streets of Bellingham to witness fourteen contestants embark on the first recorded mountain […]

Abstract landscape painting of a river on a white wall

Susan Murrell: Sift / Shift

Susan Murrell’s works are meditations on passageways, life transitions, and the constancy of matter. In the summer of 2023, she will create a site-specific installation specific to the Museum’s Lightcatcher […]