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Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Group looking at a painting

Museum in Mind

The Whatcom Museum invites people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners for a two-part program designed to engage participants with an art-filled experience. This two-hour-long program consists of a conversation-based gallery tour followed by a studio art-making activity. A light snack break is provided between the tour and activity.

Cost: $25 Members/$30 Non-members (fee covers both participant and caregiver)*

To reserve a spot or ask questions, please contact Museum Educator Chelsea Macias at camacias@cob.org or 360.778.8935. Remaining spots will be available on a first come, first served basis on the day of the program. All payments will be processed day of at our attendant desk.

This is a recurring program offered on the first Tuesday of even-numbered months, and is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

*Correction notice: The winter edition of the Museum’s Inside member newsletter incorrectly lists this program as free. We apologize for the mistake.

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Coast of Genoa painting

Docent-led Tours of Conversations Between Collections

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about Conversations Between Collections, a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Whatcom Museum featuring three SAAM masterworks in “conversation” with the Whatcom Museum’s permanent collection. Our trained docents will provide insight into the themes of identity and place highlighted in the exhibition. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Saturdays from 2:30–3:30pm.

Featured image: Jasper Francis Cropsey; The Coast of Genoa, 1854; oil on canvas; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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 

Headdress from Mexico

Docent-led Tours of The Global Language of Headwear

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about this fascinating exhibition. Our trained docents will provide insight into the styles and cultures of various headdresses and hats. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher, last one hour, and are included with admission. They are held Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:30–2:30pm.

Featured 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