MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT STUNNING GEMS AND JEWELRY FROM SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

John Sinkankas; Quartz Egg with Stand; Quartz egg with faceted corundum. Photo courtesy of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, January 10, 2018—The Whatcom Museum is pleased to host a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Jeweled Objects of Desire: From Ordinary to Extraordinary. This exhibition, showing February 3 – May 6, 2018 at the Lightcatcher building will dazzle visitors of all....more

BASKETRY EXHIBITIONS SHOWCASE DIVERSITY OF ARTFORM

Dorothy McGuinness; Satellite, 2012. Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread, 12 x 15 x 12 in. Lent by the artist. Courtesy of the University of Missouri. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, December 1, 2017 —The Whatcom Museum is pleased to host a traveling exhibition, Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, February 3 – May 6, 2018 at the Lightcatcher building in collaboration with the National Basketry Organization and the Museum of Art and Archaeology....more

BELLINGHAM NATIONAL 2017 JURIED ART EXHIBITION AND AWARDS POPULAR CHOICE WINNER ANNOUNCED

Jenna Lynch, Mahopac, NY; Traveling Within, Feeling Through, Dreaming Beyond; The Lines. Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the artist. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2017, Bellingham, WA—-The Whatcom Museum is pleased to announce the popular choice winner for the exhibition Bellingham National 2017 Juried Art Exhibition and Awards. Artist Jenna Lynch, Mahopac, NY, was chosen as the winning artist for her installation, Traveling Within, Feeling Through, Dreaming Beyond: The....more

THE WHATCOM MUSEUM RECEIVES $60,000 GRANT FROM NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS IN SUPPORT OF ENDANGERED SPECIES EXHIBITION

Isabella Kirkland, American, b. 1954; Gone, from the Taxa series, 2004; Oil and alkyd on canvas over panel, 48 x 36 in. Private Collection. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, September 5, 2017 —The Whatcom Museum has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of the upcoming exhibition, Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity, which will be on exhibit September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019 in the Lightcatcher....more

WHATCOM MUSEUM SHOWCASES WESTERN AMERICAN ART FROM TACOMA ART MUSEUM’S HAUB FAMILY COLLECTION

Edgar Payne (American, 1883 – 1947); Desert Clouds, circa 1930; Oil on canvas; 20 x 24 in. Courtesy of the Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2015.29.11. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2017; Bellingham, WA—This fall, the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Wash., will present 75 artworks on loan from the Tacoma Art Museum, featuring works of western American art, including bronze sculptures and paintings. Art of the American West:....more

WHATCOM MUSEUM HOSTS WHATCOM ARTIST STUDIO TOUR EXHIBITION

Brian ONeill; Black/White V Bottle w/Flange. Mid-fire stoneware. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2017; Bellingham, WA—The Whatcom Museum is hosting the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour exhibition, August 4 – September 3, 2017 at Old City Hall. In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, the Museum will be showcasing a diversity of artwork by participating artists in a variety of media. The exhibition will open on Friday, August 4, during Downtown Art Walk. The....more