Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2019 Showcase

August 3 - September 29, 2019; Old City Hall

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour. Each year the two-weekend event offers visitors insight into the creative process, work-life, and work-environment of nearly 40 artists. For the third year, the Museum will provide a showcase of select artworks from several participating Studio Tour artists.

What Lies Beneath: Minerals of the Pacific Northwest

August 17, 2019 - February 2, 2020; Old City Hall

Rocks and minerals are the very foundation of our planet. Minerals are the basic geological building blocks of the solid earth. They can be beautiful and dazzling to the eye, as light catches the naturally occurring facets. To a trained eye, some minerals might be fairly easy to find with a bit of digging; while […]

WANTED: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace

September 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020; Lightcatcher building

The Museum presents the first solo retrospective exhibition featuring the work of local artist Ed Bereal who is a consummate draftsman and object maker. Bereal made a significant contribution to the arts of assemblage and performance in L.A. during the 1960s and ’70s. His “political cartoons” are unique portraits of America filtered through the lens […]

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 […]