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September 2019

Member Preview Reception for “Wanted: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace”

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Free (members only)
Ed Bereal

Members are invited to join us for the opening reception of this though-provoking exhibition, featuring the first solo museum retrospective of local artist Ed Bereal. Enjoy wine, light appetizers, and music. The exhibition features six decades of artwork, from Bereal’s never before exhibited early journal sketches and self-portraits to his symbolic assemblage to his radical street theater work of the 1960s and ’70s through his troupe Bodacious Buggerrilla.

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January 2020

Member Preview Reception for Conversations Between Collections and The Global Language of Headwear

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Free (members only)
Headdress from Mexico

Members are invited to join us for an exciting opening reception for two unique exhibitions—Conversations Between Collections: The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Whatcom Museum and The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality. Enjoy wine, light appetizers by Kismet Cafe, and music by the Community Ukulele Players. Image: Rupurero, Shaman’s hat, Huichol people, Mexico, mid-20th century; palm leaves, feathers, beads, velvet, yarn; ©2012 Courtesy of Hat Horizons. Photograph by Matthew Hillman

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May 2020

Support the FIG on #GivingTuesdayNow

May 5

Join us May 5 & 6 for the #GivingTuesdayNow and #GiveBIGWA fundraising campaigns and help fund essential programs, supplies, and staff for our beloved FIG. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whatcom Museum campus and our programs were closed and canceled beginning March 16th to reduce the spread of the virus and keep our community healthy. The financial impacts to our organization have been tremendous, but we remain dedicated to providing a variety of resources to people of all ages in…

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GiveBIG for the FIG

May 6

Join us May 5 & 6 for the #GivingTuesdayNow and #GiveBIGWA fundraising campaigns and help fund essential programs, supplies, and staff for our beloved FIG. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whatcom Museum campus and our programs were closed and canceled beginning March 16th to reduce the spread of the virus and keep our community healthy. The financial impacts to our organization have been tremendous, but we remain dedicated to providing a variety of resources to people of all ages in…

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Postponed–Speakeasy Soiree Presented by Peoples Bank

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old City Hall Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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This event has been postponed until the fall of 2020. More info coming soon! Party like it's prohibition at the Whatcom Museum! The Roaring '20s are back and we're celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a Speakeasy Soiree at Old City Hall, presented by Peoples Bank. Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand new signature event. Get ready to sip cocktails,…

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