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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11 a.m.

MAC’s Big Band Bash pays tribute to Natatorium Park

Saturday night, commemorating 50 years since the closing of Natatorium Park, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is hosting a 1930s and ’40s themed party to help locals remember …


MAC making changes after audit finds museum accounting problems

State auditor finds some accounting problems at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, but improvement over a 2016 examination.


Curtis’ legacy: MAC exhibit explores photographer’s work

The show, consisting of 80 images by Curtis, 40 historical artifacts from the MAC’s collection and 10 recordings Curtis made of Native American songs, will run from Saturday through Sept. …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

‘Above the fold’: New MAC exhibit explores modern origami

A captivating white, arcing sculpture fills the center of the room, abstract shapes reminiscent of lanterns cover the ceiling, one wall is dotted with three-dimensional koi, the wall running parallel …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 1:28 p.m.

MAC exhibit highlights sculptures of eco-artist Sayaka Ganz

“Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations” opens at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Saturday and runs through Aug. 26.


Step into history: Mother’s Day Home Tour heads to St. John’s Cathedral area

The museum tour page calls the event, now in its 29th year, one of Spokane’s great traditions and a cornerstone of Mother’s Day weekend.


Watercolor artists from the Spokane area and beyond bring their talents to annual juried show

The diversity of watercolor painting itself is taking center stage at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, in a striking show full of bold strokes and intricate line work. …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

What sets ‘Z Nation’ apart is the humor – and its creative ways of killing zombies

A giant wheel of cheese. The Liberty Bell. The Grand freaking Canyon. All have been put to good use in killing ravenous hordes of zombies in the first three seasons …


After a summer spent filming at the MAC, ‘Z Nation’ season four premieres at the Garland Theater

The SyFy show has been filmed in and around Spokane since its 2014 debut.


Spokane historians to re-enact the city’s great 1889 fire, on Twitter

Then, as now, smoke hung in the pines overlooking the young pioneer town beside the Spokane Falls. Area forests were ablaze. People and horses trudged along the dusty streets in …


Historic Moldenhauer piano returns to Spokane for MAC concert

The 1893 Bluthner grand piano accompanied Hans Moldenhauer from Germany to the U.S. in 1938 and arrived in Spokane the following year when Moldenhauer opened the Spokane Conservatory.


UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Wanted on ‘Z Nation’: Good snarls and a thirst for brains

Undead hopefuls stumbled, staggered and strutted their stuff before a panel of casting directors for the hit TV show “Z Nation” on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Wanted: A few good zombies – ‘Z Nation’ holding auditions

If you’ve ever wanted to shuffle and stumble around Spokane while pretending to be the undead, now’s your chance. The “Z Nation” show is looking for zombie extras for their …


‘Z Nation’ production becomes an art exhibition at the MAC

Public invited behind-the-scenes of the Spokane-based SyFy series in new exhibit opening at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.


ArtFest brings regional artists, music to Browne’s Addition

Now in its 32nd year, ArtFest is as much of a local institution as the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, which is responsible for putting on the marketplace featuring …


Museum Mother’s Day tour to take in rock work across the Spokane area

This year’s Mother’s Day Tour will give the Spokane region a good look at the finest rock work in the area.


Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture celebrates 100 years as Spokane institution

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has been a Spokane institution since its beginnings in 1916. To celebrate the centennial milestone, reflecting on the last 100 years while also …


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 2:47 p.m.

MAC briefly closed due to overheating elevator motor

A “fire” at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture turned out to be an overheating elevator motor, a spokeswoman said Monday.


March of the Mammoths: Ice Age beasts bring history alive in new Spokane MAC exhibit

John Moredo-Burich, director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, loves mammoths. “I have an anthropomorphic affinity for them,” he said with a straight face.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Spokane artist uses recycled materials to bring ancient animals to life

Creatures are coming out of the walls at the MAC to great visitors to the “Titans of the Ice Age” exhibit.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Wesley Jessup to be new director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has hired a new executive director who is expected to take over the helm of the Browne’s Addition institution on March 1.


Preservation work on historic Campbell House moves inside

From draperies to wallcovering, the textiles inside the historic Campbell House are getting an expert analysis for long-term preservation.


MAC board taps former ambassador Tim Carney as interim director

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has named Tim Carney, a retired diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to Sudan and Haiti, as its new interim director. The museum’s board …


Campbell House boosts spook factor for Halloween

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will capitalize on the house’s natural spookiness by hosting a family-friendly open house Monday for the second year.


Mummy of a teenage girl a highlight of ‘Lost Egypt’ exhibit opening this weekend at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

Annie, a 2,300 year old mummy, is taking up temporary residence at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, where she and her sarcophagus are the highlights of “Lost Egypt: …


MAC exec violated state laws, auditor says

OLYMPIA – The Museum of Arts and Culture’s executive director has “violated multiple state laws and gifted public funds”, an report by the state auditor’s office said this morning.


Hobbyist captures invisible light of powwow dancers

The images have a ghostly quality, their subject matter devoid of most color. But they’re still vibrant. Glowing, almost.


ArtFest returns to Browne’s Addition for 31st year

Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition was bustling Saturday with live music, food and shoppers wandering among the booths of the 31st annual Artfest.


Mother’s Day tour comes with a view

This year’s Mother’s Day tour includes two homes, but what a view


MAC lectures focus on treasure hunting, the Hope diamond

Mark your calendars for two lectures at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture this month.