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The Slice: A museum tour to remember

When you go to the Titanic artifacts exhibition at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, you are issued a replica boarding pass and are invited to assume the identity of one of the famous ship’s passengers.

Vera water well open for weekend tour

This year’s Mother’s Day tour of historic native rock structures will offer tourgoers a rare chance to peer down a 156-foot well.

Spokane eighth-grader wins top prize in museum’s Lego contest

An eighth grader at Southside Christian School in Spokane won the “best of show” grand prize Sunday in a Lego building contest at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Ainsley Bauer’s creation, titled “My Family’s Childhood Memories,” was a record player built from Lego bricks.

New exhibit explores midcentury architecture in Spokane

In a December episode of “The Simpsons,” Marge and Homer got some cool new neighbors from Portland, their artisanal-doughnut trailer in tow, who’d discovered a decrepit rancher to restore to its midcentury modern architectural glory. “What a find!” declared the husband. “Underneath all the ugly renovations, this house has Neutra bones!” And, for a while at least, even Springfield was cool.

MAC to reinstate Sunday hours

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture will be open on Sundays starting in early February, the museum said today.

Six historic homes open for 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 a physician, who is believed to have seen patients in what is now the library, Paul Nelson said.

Museum features student exhibit on influential women

Not many children curate museum exhibits – not many children receive an acknowledgment from the governor’s office – but that’s just what third-graders at Cheney’s Salnave Elementary School accomplished. Their teacher, Peggy Haslebacher, planned a class project on writing biographies and mentioned it to her friend, Gayle Foien. Foien, history educator at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, thought of featuring the third-graders’ work. It would be a typical history project for these youngsters, except it would be featured as an authentic exhibit in an art museum. Foien explained, “The students have an audience that they wouldn’t otherwise have. It helps make history more real with a personal perspective too.”

Critics slam plan to keep Spokane museum open

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 the blind.

Museum celebrates history

Visitors could go back in time during Living History Day at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. But many said Saturday they wouldn’t want to make the trip without their iPods, cell phones and Big Macs.

Visiting Living History but preferring modern day

Visitors could go back in time during Living History Day at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. But many said Saturday they wouldn’t want to make the trip without their iPods, cell phones and Big Macs.