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October 2021

CANCELED – Member Preview Reception for Up Close & Personal

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Free (members only)

Update: This event has been canceled. Members are invited to join us for the opening reception of the exhibition Up Close & Personal, featuring a collection of work examining the significance of the body through the expressive lens of each artist. Enjoy wine, light appetizers, and music. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region…

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CANCELED – Spooky Screening at Old City Hall

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5

UPDATE: Due to the continuously changing nature of the pandemic, we have decided not to host the event. This Halloween, bring the family to Old City Hall for a spooky good time! Inspired by our huge Victorian building, we’re showing 1995’s Casper, a live-action story featuring everyone’s favorite friendly ghost. We’ve yet to find any ghosts in Old City Hall, friendly or otherwise, but we’re sure it will be a fa-boo-lous time! $5 per person general/members free. Tickets on sale…

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November 2021

Docent-led Tour of Up Close & Personal

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2021

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free
Pixel photo collage of a male identified face that has been stretched

Take a docent-guided tour of Up Close & Personal: The Body in Contemporary Art. Gain in-depth insights and knowledge about some of the 60 artists featured. Their works offer compelling portrayals of the figure and point toward countless possibilities for identity, human connection, and understanding. Docents will discuss the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Each tour can accommodate 8 people, begins in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building, and lasts one hour.…

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Vintage Hollywood Gala & Auction Presented by Peoples Bank (Virtual)

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This fall marks the 100th anniversary of Bellingham’s famous Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest, and to celebrate we want to send you back to the 1920s to join the fun. Mark your calendars for an evening of vintage glitz and glam from the comfort of your home. Our annual fundraising gala is going virtual again this year as we continue to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic. We hope that you will join us and support the Museum’s efforts to…

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Docent-led Tour of Up Close & Personal

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2021

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Included with admission/Members free
Pixel photo collage of a male identified face that has been stretched

Take a docent-guided tour of Up Close & Personal: The Body in Contemporary Art. Gain in-depth insights and knowledge about some of the 60 artists featured. Their works offer compelling portrayals of the figure and point toward countless possibilities for identity, human connection, and understanding. Docents will discuss the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Each tour can accommodate 8 people, begins in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building, and lasts one hour.…

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Museum Campus Closed

November 11
Two buildings with closure text overlay

The Museum campus will be closed today in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Old City Hall will open for a Historical Society program in the evening.

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Historical Society: Stories from Local Veterans

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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suggested donation/members free

Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a special Veterans Day program in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Hear from a few local veterans who will share their stories about enlisting and serving in the US military. Cost: $5 suggested donation/members free In-person programs in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall will have distanced seating with a maximum capacity of 50 people on a first come, first serve basis. When capacity is reached, the Museum will provide…

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Docent-led Tour of Up Close & Personal

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2021

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Included with admission/Members free
Pixel photo collage of a male identified face that has been stretched

Take a docent-guided tour of Up Close & Personal: The Body in Contemporary Art. Gain in-depth insights and knowledge about some of the 60 artists featured. Their works offer compelling portrayals of the figure and point toward countless possibilities for identity, human connection, and understanding. Docents will discuss the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Each tour can accommodate 8 people, begins in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building, and lasts one hour.…

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Docent-led Tour of Up Close & Personal

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2021

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Included with admission/Members free
Pixel photo collage of a male identified face that has been stretched

Take a docent-guided tour of Up Close & Personal: The Body in Contemporary Art. Gain in-depth insights and knowledge about some of the 60 artists featured. Their works offer compelling portrayals of the figure and point toward countless possibilities for identity, human connection, and understanding. Docents will discuss the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Each tour can accommodate 8 people, begins in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building, and lasts one hour.…

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Docent-led Tour of Up Close & Personal

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2021

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Included with admission/Members free
Pixel photo collage of a male identified face that has been stretched

Take a docent-guided tour of Up Close & Personal: The Body in Contemporary Art. Gain in-depth insights and knowledge about some of the 60 artists featured. Their works offer compelling portrayals of the figure and point toward countless possibilities for identity, human connection, and understanding. Docents will discuss the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Each tour can accommodate 8 people, begins in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building, and lasts one hour.…

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