Elizabeth R. Gahan, Seattle, Wash., Chromatic Cyrstallization, 2016; Corrugated plastic and vinyl. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Amy Chaloupka.

The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

The Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building, 250 Flora Street, is designed by Olson Kundig Architects’ founding partner, Jim Olson. The building is named for its focal point and most innovative feature — a spectacular, translucent wall 37 feet high and 180 feet long, that captures the Northwest’s most precious natural resource: sunlight. The 42,000-square-foot-building integrates natural materials native to the region and is the first museum in Washington designed and registered to LEED Silver-Level specifications. The Lightcatcher hosts a rotating schedule of art exhibitions throughout the year and houses the Museum’s Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) and Museum Store. For information about hours and admission, click here.




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    • Christina Claassen
      Christina Claassen says:

      Yes, we are sorry we aren’t open our full schedule at this time. We’re still rebuilding from a year of closure due to COVID. Hopefully in the next six months we’ll be able to offer Wednesdays again. We appreciate your continued support and understanding!

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