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  • MAC is free on Saturday

    The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is taking part in Smithsonian Magazine’s “museum day live” Saturday, offering free admission to those who download tickets through the magazine’s website. More …


  • Spotlight: Nomee new head at Jacklin Arts Center

    The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center has a new acting executive director. The JACC’s board named Shaina Nomee to the post on Thursday after Liisa Spink announced she was leaving …


  • Local artisans’ work featured in Yuletide show at the MAC

    Patti Reiko Osebold is fascinated by paper’s versatility and texture, its beauty and simplicity. “It started with the crane, my first paper crane,” she said. “It inspired me.”


  • Darton’s solo effort shows extra polish

    Flashback to early 2008, a band of underdogs from Salt Lake City is unexpectedly on the rise. They’ve toured internationally and shared big stages with big names.


  • Complex ‘Thoughts’

    While The Thoughts isn’t the most Google-friendly band name, the Seattle indie-chamber folk trio manages to stand out in a region known for producing oodles of indie-chamber folk groups. The …


  • MAC board may get new leadership

    Change could be afoot among those leading the embattled Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. The museum’s Board of Trustees meets on Wednesday and will consider a slate of new …


  • Legal showdown looming over museum firing

    The controversial firing of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Cultures director could be headed to a legal showdown.


  • Latest MAC exhibit shows off impressive collections from tribes

    The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is known for its deep American Indian collection. Now, in its biggest American Indian exhibit ever, the MAC is showing off its holdings …


  • Spotlight: ‘Norman’ a hit with critics

    The positive reviews continue to pile up for the Spokane-filmed coming-of-age movie “Norman,” which extends its run this week at the River Park Square AMC. The film-review compilation site Rotten …


  • One man’s vision saved by another’s

    Spokane artist Ric Gendron knew it would be a “once in a lifetime” exhibit, the kind most painters can only dream about. It was a major retrospective of Gendron’s art, …


  • Traveling da Vinci exhibit proves big hit for MAC

    The final numbers are in for “Leonardo da Vinci: Man – Inventor – Genius.” About 38,000 people attended this summer-long traveling exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture …


  • Museum’s new executive director knows the drill

    Forrest Rodgers has expertise in two significant areas: getting people to attend museums and getting people to donate to museums. This means he may have exactly the right qualifications for …


  • Doug Clark: AAA card breaks tie with Leo

    Well. Well. Look at the Big Brain on Leonardo. Just got back from Spokane’s Museum of Arts and Culture, where I spent time marveling at the many works of Leonardo …


  • Spokane’s MAC makes more painful budget cuts

    The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture escaped budget death last month and now crowds are showing up in good numbers for “Leonardo da Vinci: Man-Inventor-Genius.” Yet the museum had …


  • Art, with feeling

    Some art is meant to be touched, some is meant to be viewed. Some works of art belong on a wall, others in a yard. Art can be a painting, …


  • Democrat plan prevails

    OLYMPIA – As several hundred protesters chanted about corporate greed and demanded tax increases, House budget writers gathered to decide which of two plans they would endorse to cut billions …


  • Lawmakers working on funding options for MAC

    OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature may find a way to keep the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and the state museum in Tacoma open, despite Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposal …


  • Doug Clark: MAC needs a lesson in greasing commission

    The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has turned to the Spokane County Commission for help, which should tell you just how leaky things are over at our poor, budget-strapped …


  • Spokane Valley City Council moves to create e-cigarette ordinance

    The Spokane Valley City Council moved in the footsteps of Spokane County Commissioners Tuesday night by unanimously agreeing to advance to a second reading an ordinance banning the sale of …


  • Museums make case to avoid cutbacks

    OLYMPIA – The proposed state budget would “mothball” the Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane and another facility in Tacoma, shutting out the public and possibly running afoul of …

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