Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

June 1 – August 25, 2019; Lightcatcher building

Curated by Riane Menardi Morrison, Alissa Haight Carlton, and Heather Grant of the Modern Quilt Guild Modern quilts are utilitarian art. They tell stories. They are graphic, improvisational, or minimalist. They break the rules. They make a statement. Modern quilts are creative expressions made with needle and thread, fabric, and time, expressing today’s aesthetic through […]

docent tours

Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning June 1, 1:30-2:30 PM

Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission/free to members.


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 1, 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 […]