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It's difficult not to be drawn to the beauty and contrast of Andy Warhol's "Reigning Queens." Illustrating the difference between chilly and distant Queen Elizabeth II and sunny and approachable Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, courtesy of screen prints, is inspired, and the concept by the late, legendary artist holds up a generation later.
When Dawn Wolski left her South Hill home en route to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Saturday afternoon, it appeared that life was imitating art. The sky was hazy and smoky. The air quality was hazardous. However, the general and artistic director of Inland Northwest Opera braved the elements.
Local artist and musician Karli Ingersoll has been given the YWCA Women of Achievement Award for Arts and Culture not only for her own artistic expression, but her support for other artists and musicians.
First they were buried under volcanic debris for nearly two millennia. Then they were out of sight again for some six months, in Spokane's Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. But as of Tuesday, the more than 100 Roman artifacts that comprise the exhibition “Pompeii: The Immortal City” were brought back into public view.
The Browne's Addition attraction has been closed since the start of the pandemic, but health officials recently released new guidance on museums reopening.
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture created a completely virtual summer camp program designed for students in second to fifth grades 2-5.
For 1,500 years, the artifacts of everyday life in Pompeii were lost under ash and rock. Now, they’re languishing out of sight once more.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran front-page mug shots of all four of the inmates who escaped from the Spokane County Jail two days earlier, including Jerome Kirk, described as “the gentleman burglar who entertained Mr. and Mrs. Fred Skadan at the point of his gun for five hours.”
Caruso’s Sandwiches and Artisan Pizza, IHOP, Mod Pizza and other area restaurants will be donating 15% to 25% of proceeds from takeout orders to local food bank Second Harvest on Takeout Tuesday this Tuesday.
In some ways, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t changed much about the 35th annual ArtFest, presented Friday through Sunday by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
ArtFest, typically an outdoor event, will become an online juried show and art sale from May 29-31, while the Mother’s Day Tour of Homes will be postponed until May 8-9, 2021.
A loaf of bread, intact after the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius, is one of more than 100 items excavated from the ruins of Pompeii currently on display at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will remain closed until May 4 per the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, but it has several innovations available to keep the Spokane community connected to the arts.
The free lectures will be held on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in April.
“Pompeii: The Immortal City” opens Saturday and continues through May 3, with a companion exhibition, “Mount St. Helens: Critical Memory 40 Years Later,” which is open through Sept. 6.
Here’s a look back at some of the events that wowed us and made us laugh, think and maybe even cry in 2019.
Spokane resident Dorothy Stoffel’s 31st birthday present almost killed her. On the morning of May 18, 1980, with the encouragement of her husband, Keith, who rationalized the expense as an early birthday gift, Dorothy hired a small plane and a pilot to take the couple for a tour over Mount St. Helens.
The Campbell House is decorated for the season and ready for visitors. And welcoming guests to the kitchen will be actress Rebecca Cook. She’ll be baking sugar cookies and sharing stories as Hulda, the Campbell’s cook, as she has for nine years.
Spokane couples are choosing to get out of the church and into their community at public locations for weddings. Choices include the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the downtown Spokane public library, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture as well as parts of the city’s expansive parks system.
The gawky New England artist Norman Rockwell charmed millions of Americans for nearly 50 years as the Saturday Evening Post’s most beloved cover illustrator and chronicler of small-town life. At the same time, many critics snubbed Rockwell as too cliché, sentimental or homogenous to be taken seriously.