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  • Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture fires director

    The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture fired its executive director on Tuesday, less than a year after recruiting him to Spokane. Forrest B. Rodgers confirmed that the executive committee …


  • Diaper-changing, trail-clearing help mark Earth Day celebrations

    At 9:30 Saturday morning, it was time for the babies to be changed – all 34 of them. In hopes of raising awareness about the environmental perks of cloth diapers, …


  • Spotlight: MAC extends chance to view ‘Seeing Impressionism’

    Good news for all you procrastinators. You’ll have even more time to see the “Seeing Impressionism: Europe, America and the Northwest” exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. …


  • Spotlight: WSU moms will get chance to see Clarkson

    In keeping with tradition, Washington State University is bringing a Big Name to Pullman for Mom’s Weekend. Following in the footsteps of Elton John, Jay Leno and Colbie Caillat is …


  • Ben e ath ou r feet

    Museum exhibits that feature planets and stars sell themselves. But soil? How do you get people excited about the stuff they walk on every day? Well, you can chat with …


  • Condon to take oath as mayor

    The new faces of Spokane city government will take their oaths of offices on three successive days late next week. Mayor-elect David Condon will be sworn in at 10:30 a.m. …


  • Campbell House adds visitor center in carriage house

    When the Campbell House was finished in 1898 it of course came with a carriage house. Set back a little, to one side of the mansion, the carriage house was …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • New director coming to MAC

    Forrest B. Rodgers has been appointed the new executive director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Rodgers was most recently the director of the Central Washington University Foundation …


  • Spotlight: Story of ‘REMIX’ a happy one, so far

    For nine months, Spokane Public Radio’s third channel – KPBZ-FM (90.3) – has been considered somewhat of an experiment. Now General Manager Dick Kunkel is just about ready to declare …


  • Key pair laid off at MAC

    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 …


  • Spotlight: Spokane-made ‘Big Bang’ apparently a big bust

    Here we go again: another Spokane-made movie, direct to DVD, complete with atrocious reviews. “The Big Bang,” the Antonio Banderas movie shot here in fall 2009, came out on DVD …


  • Leonardo da Vinci exhibit set to fill the halls at MAC

    You’ve heard the term Renaissance Man? Leonardo da Vinci is the reason that term exists. That’s why it takes not just one, but five museum galleries to do him justice.


  • Modern-day da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci lived from 1452 to 1519, which means his heyday was right around the time Columbus landed in America. Yet his attraction has remained strong. Here are a …


  • Spotlight: At first glance, ‘da Vinci’ impresses

    I just walked through “Leonardo da Vinci: Man – Inventor – Genius” while installers and curators readied it for a Friday opening at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. …


  • Nearly $3 million in state funds preserve MAC

    The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will not have to close. The museum received just under $3 million for the coming biennium as part of the state budget that …


  • Explore gems of Corbin Park in Mother’s Day tour

    Paul and Cheri Nelson moved into their historic Corbin Park home in 1988 and have made its restoration one of their biggest projects. The 1905 Craftsman was originally occupied by …


  • MAC rescue plan criticized

    OLYMPIA – Keeping Spokane’s Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture open with funding from a new “mega-agency” was criticized Thursday by state officials, librarians, Native American tribes and advocates for …


  • Legislators seeking money for the MAC

    OLYMPIA – A proposal to keep museums in Spokane and Tacoma open by tapping a savings account for a new Heritage Center in Olympia was introduced Thursday in the Washington …


  • Spotlight: ‘Thunderballs’ right up alley for North by Northwest

    North by Northwest has just signed a contract to film a sitcom pilot in Spokane titled “Thunderballs” for the cable TV channel Spike. It’s about three 30-something guys on a …


  • Miss Tokushima is a symbol of hope for the future

    In the late 1920s, things were not so good between Japan and the United States. Long before World War II, tensions mounted – over the treatment of Japanese immigrants here, …


  • Spotlight: Interplayers nabs Mamet’s ‘Race’

    Spokane’s Interplayers Professional Theatre has scored a significant coup: It will stage the first production anywhere of David Mamet’s “Race” since it closed on Broadway in August. This controversial play, …


  • Landmark institutions show Spokane’s growth potential

    Spokane was a far different place four decades ago. Major community projects – like the upcoming Expo ’74 World’s Fair – were typically planned by older men meeting in such …


  • Closure risk heightens MAC’s significance

    “Civic cultural institution” – the very phrase conjures an air of granite-like permanence and robust health. Yet one Spokane cultural landmark is in danger of slipping into the equivalent of …


  • ‘Dress Code‘ through the years

    Looking for inspiration while dressing up for holiday parties? Consider visiting the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. The museum’s exhibition “Dress Code” opens today.


  • Governor proposes MAC closure

    “Stunned,” “shocked” and “disappointed” were the words used by Chris Schnug, president of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture board, after learning that the governor’s 2011-’13 budget proposal calls …


  • MAC hosts features elaborate works of bookmaking artist

    No words exist to describe Colfax artist Timothy C. Ely’s stunning new exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Oh, wait. Ely just invented one.