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  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • Spotlight: KSPS-7 set to upgrade signal

    KSPS-7’s broadcast signal will be off the air Tuesday through Thursday to upgrade the public television station’s transmission tower. It will affect only people who get KSPS over the air. …


  • MAC exhibit celebrates anniversary of women’s suffrage

    The cloak of Susan B. Anthony, the country’s most famous suffragist. The purse of May Arkwright Hutton, the Inland Northwest’s most famous suffragist.


  • Getting There: New airport art lets imagination take flight

    The newest installation of public art at Spokane International Airport is described as “a flock of alluring, complex, three-dimensional floating shapes.” Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley goes on to say …


  • Spotlight: Hotel Ruby set to unveil Gendron’s musician portraits

    Look, up in the sky, it’s …. art, looming 30 feet high in downtown Spokane. It’s a large-scale reproduction of local artist Ric Gendron’s portrait of country legend Hank Williams, …


  • Spotlight: ‘Curious?’ Check out MAC

    The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) opens a new exhibit titled “100 Curious Things” on Wednesday and, yes, it consists of 100 curious things, mostly from Spokane’s past. …


  • MAC pays tribute to Ruben Trejo

    The upcoming Ruben Trejo exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is a sweeping celebration of the man and his work – lacking only the presence of the …


  • ‘Arts and Crafts Movement’ brings historic items to MAC

    ‘The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest,” the new traveling exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC), should find an especially ardent fan base in …


  • MAC tracks arts, crafts

    An intriguing new exhibit opens at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Saturday: “The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest.” This traveling exhibit, fresh from the …


  • Looks like illuminating history doesn’t mean lighting up

    Wednesday found me with some time to kill so I went to check out how Spokane’s better half used to live. No, I don’t mean the suckers who bought million-dollar …


  • Historic Campbell House to reopen

    The historic Campbell House at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will reopen Oct. 7, after being closed since Jan. 2. The reopening is made possible by a “shift …


  • Hollywood props, outfits part of new MAC exhibit

    Family debates are bound to ensue after visiting “Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television,” the new traveling exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. …


  • MAC reduces staff after funding decrease

    The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture announced layoffs of about 28 percent of its work force Wednesday. The layoffs affect about 15 people, or the equivalent of about 11 …


  • Exhibit focuses on area soldiers

    They have a “faraway look,” these soldiers from Spokane, photographed in Iraq, their images mounted on the walls of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Photographer Jed Conklin, who …


  • Proposal to merge MAC dead, Brown says

    OLYMPIA – A controversial proposal to merge the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture with its Western Washington counterpart appears to be dead. One of the state’s most powerful lawmakers …


  • Brown says MAC merger off the table

    OLYMPIA – A controversial proposal to merge the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture with its Western Washington counterpart appears to be dead.


  • Our View: Merging historical societies would be costly savings

    In good times, community institutions such as Spokane’s Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture can count on state government for financial support. In rugged times like these, they accept their …


  • Historic mansion hit by state budget cuts

    The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane will close the historic Campbell House on Jan. 2 and lay off the mansion’s three part-time tour guides due to state …


  • MAC originals

    “Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection” contains, among its 192 objects, a large, flat-twined bag from the Spokane tribe. Museum accession number: 1.1. Which means it carries a special status …


  • Historic home needs repairs

    Architectural sandstone that supports the corners and walls of Spokane’s historic Campbell House has been crumbling from age, and curators are looking for ways to repair it. The soft stone …


  • Contemporary traditionalists

    When you think of American Indian art, do you think of sandblasted glass? Woodcuts? Lithographs? Images of hypodermic needles? Perhaps you will, after taking in this comprehensive overview of the …


  • Hession at the MAC: right man, right place

    Look at the big brain on Dennis Hession. Word broke this week that Spokane’s most recent ex-mayor has been appointed the new interim CEO of our Northwest Museum of Arts …


  • T. rex ends terrific 18-week run

    So long, Sue. After 18 weeks in the spotlight at the MAC, the wildly successful “A T. rex Named Sue” exhibit ended Sunday.


  • A closer look at T. rex

    Sue’s vital statistics Scientific name: Tyrannosaurus rex (From the Greek and Latin for “tyrant lizard king”)

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