August 15, 2022
Museum Presents Story-filled Paintings by Nationally Exhibited Artist Andrea Joyce Heimer

Andrea Joyce Heimer; Sinopah Mountain Sunseekers Climb Over, Fight, and Grapple for the Moment of Sunrise at its Peak but Often Miss It in the Fracas, 2022; Acrylic and oil pastel on panel; 30 x 40 in. Courtesy of the artist and Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, August 15, 2022—Andrea Joyce Heimer’s largely biographical acrylic and oil pastel paintings will be on exhibit in Holy....more

July 26, 2022
Contemporary Wildlife Exhibition “Un/Natural Selections” Travels to the Museum this Fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, July 26, 2022—This fall, the Whatcom Museum is excited to present Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, a powerhouse exhibition of works by 42 contemporary artists, organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, and comprised exclusively from their permanent collection. Un/Natural Selections delves into the various ways that today’s artists employ animal imagery to address humanity’s interconnectedness and....more

July 15, 2022
“Museum in Mind” Memory Care Program Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, July 14, 2022—The Whatcom Museum is excited to bring back its memory care program, Museum in Mind, after almost two years on hold due to the pandemic. Designed for individuals with early-stage memory loss or dementia and their caregivers, Museum in Mind includes an artwork discussion and art-making activity related to the current exhibition, “Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea.” The first program takes place Thurs., Aug. 9, 2 – 4 p.m. at....more
Cruise ship at sunset

June 3, 2022
Tickets on Sale for History Sunset Cruises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, June 1, 2022—The Whatcom Museum is excited to host its annual History Sunset Cruises this summer. Partnering with San Juan Cruises for tour operation, the weekly cruises will take place Tuesdays, June 28 – August 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 1. The Museum’s popular summer cruises take locals and visitors aboard the 100-foot Victoria Star tour boat. Participants get great close-up views of parks, businesses, industry....more
Rainbow colored sound waves in the shape of a sun with the words Summer of Sound inside

June 3, 2022
Summer of Sound at the Whatcom Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2022; Bellingham, WA—This summer, the Whatcom Museum is hosting a variety of exhibits and programs that celebrate music and sound. The public is invited to see two historic music exhibits at Old City Hall, attend a free chamber music concert with musicians from the Bellingham Festival of Music, and bring kids to the Family Interactive Gallery for Saturdays with the Symphony. At Old City Hall, two music exhibitions showcase the art of music, as well as....more

May 5, 2022
New Exhibits at the Whatcom Museum Highlight Indigenous Communities, Local Music History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2022; Bellingham, WA—Four new exhibits are opening this month at the Whatcom Museum. At the Lightcatcher building, the Museum will bring awareness to Native issues. The REDress Project will honor Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and People through an installation in the Courtyard, on display May 5 – 15. Additionally, a photo installation by Duwamish artist Jac Trautman, Doorways, will be on display in the Lightcatcher entryway beginning May 7. At Old....more