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January 19, 2011 in City
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The Museum of Arts and Culture is seen in Spokane, Wash. on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

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A bus tour sponsored by the Spokane Convention and Visitors Bureau enters the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006.

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“It’s‘ thought provoking,” says Michael Young who was taking in the James Lavadour landscape paintings during the grand opening of the Museum of Arts and Culture on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001.

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Left to right, Sara Bauer, 8, Heidi Tweedy, 8, and Paris Bonacum, 8, perform Bing Crosby’s “Rudy the Red Nosed Reindeer” on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, during the family Macfest at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

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“The ramp” leads visitors at the MAC to the five galleries on several different levels. Photo taken in 2001.

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The Museum of Arts and Culture is seen in Spokane, Wash. on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

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The area under the amphitheater at the MAC is a mix of indigenous dryland plants designed to represent the Inland Northwest area in look and in feel. Photo taken in 2002.

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Walla Walla artist, Brad Rude, works with a crane to install his piece entitled “The Navigators” on the front plaza of the MAC on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. Scott and Betty Lukins and their family gave the piece as a gift to the Museum of Arts and Culture.

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Collections specialist Chris Casserino, below, works on part of the Living Legacy exhibit being assembled at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. It’s the first longterm exhibit about Native Americans since the 2001 opening of the museum.

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The Museum of Arts and Culture is seen in Spokane, Wash. on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

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Stephanie Miller, 11, swirls across the paved rock floor of the MAC amphitheatre on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, while dancing with the group, ” Sabrositos De La Raza ”.

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Construction crews complete finish work on the Orientation Gallery in the new Museum of Arts and Culture in 2001.

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The Museum of Arts and Culture glows with light shortly after dusk on a summer’s day in 2003.

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The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, more commonly known as the MAC, shown here Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, could be severely affecting by state budget cuts.

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The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, more commonly known as the MAC, shown here Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, could be severely affecting by state budget cuts, which could force its indefinite closure.