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May 2020

Museum Closed

May 1 - July 17
Museum closed

The Whatcom Museum campus is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Learn more about our COVID response here.

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July 2020

Virtual Low Sensory Sunday

July 26
Free
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The Whatcom Museum’s Low Sensory Sundays are designed for children ages 12 and younger with autism spectrum and other sensory-processing disorders. In place of an in-person Low Sensory Sunday, the Museum will offer a low-sensory Digital Kit via email, or a Material Kit (limited quantities available) for pick up at the Museum. The Digital Kit consists of instructions for a FIG (Family Interactive Gallery) at Home activity dedicated to low sensory, one printable worksheet, a list of materials needed for…

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August 2020

Virtual Museum in Mind

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$10 – $35
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The Whatcom Museum invites people with early-stage memory loss or dementia and their care partners for a two-part virtual program via Zoom designed to engage participants with an art-filled experience. This one-hour-long program consists of a conversation-based virtual gallery tour of a current exhibition followed by an art-making activity that can be done at home with step-by-step guidance from our museum educator. Participants can either choose to use materials commonly found at home for this art activity or purchase a…

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Virtual Presentation: Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists with Mayumi Tsutakawa

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, she explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our…

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