April 3, 2024
LEGO® Ideas Old City Hall Needs 10,000 Votes

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2024 Bellingham, WA — The City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum are asking all LEGO® enthusiasts to vote for downtown’s iconic 1892 Old City Hall, which has just been accepted into LEGO® Ideas. Old City Hall once housed Bellingham’s police headquarters and jail cells as well as the Mayor’s Office, Treasurer’s Office, and Council Chambers before becoming home to the museum in 1941. The original design is the creation of local....more

March 21, 2024
Whatcom Museum’s Many Wests Receives AAM Award

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2024 Bellingham, WA — The American Alliance of Museums announced yesterday that Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea, co-curated by Whatcom Museum Art Curator Amy Chaloupka, is being recognized for advancing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Many Wests opened in 2021 and was a multi-institutional partnership among the Whatcom Museum; Boise Art Museum; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon; Utah Museum....more

March 21, 2024
Fossils Take Form at the Whatcom Museum

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2024 Bellingham, WA — When you think about a saber-toothed cat, do you think of a fossil? Or do you imagine a powerful, sinewy Ice Age carnivore stalking its prey in the open plains millions of years ago? If you’re picturing that extinct mammal now, complete with musculature, fur, and focused eyes, you can give credit to acclaimed scientific illustrators like David W. Miller, whose work will be on exhibition in UNEARTHED: Art & Science....more
Two men stand next to each other on the LEGO(R) Masters TV show.

March 13, 2024
Community Leaders and LEGO® Masters at the Museum in April

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2024 Bellingham, WA — The Whatcom Museum debuted its Access for All Free First Friday program in January 2024, and on Friday, April 5, programming will focus on community building. The museum has something for all ages as we think about the dreams we have for Bellingham and all who live here. First, in the spirit of respectful dialogue, the museum is hosting a community builders round table from 1 – 2:30 pm in Old City Hall. Visitors are invited to....more

February 29, 2024
National Geographic Returns to the Whatcom Museum

For Immediate Release: February 29, 2024 Bellingham, WA — Whatcom Museum visitors will witness some of the most surprising animal behavior in the new National Geographic exhibition, Greatest Wildlife Photographs. These images represent the very best from the pages of National Geographic magazine, and the Whatcom Museum is the only place to see these larger-than-life images in the Pacific Northwest. Greatest Wildlife Photographs opens March 9 and runs through September 8,....more

November 30, 2023
Student Art Exhibition Opens at the Whatcom Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, November 30, 2023—For the first time, local middle and high school artists will have their work on display in Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building in a student-juried art exhibition. Share, Like, Create opens Friday, December 1, and will be free to view that day as part of Downtown Bellingham’s First Fridays monthly celebration. The exhibition is juried by the museum’s Youth Advisory Council (or ‘YAC’), which launched in 2022. YACs, as....more