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Stories tagged: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

MAC exhibit rethinks how giants, unicorns and Bigfoot came into being

A new exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture examines the real-world origins of mythical creatures, past and present.


Photographers Bill and Kathy Kostelec capture Spokane’s evolution one photo at a time

“Spokane Silver Celebration,” which was supported by a Spokane Arts Grant Award, opened June 20 and continues through Aug. 4.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

In June at the galleries, a smattering of Spokane’s veteran and up-and-coming artists

Having smashed glass, dripped wax, and assembled found objects and images, these artists inspire with their creative explorations.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Palm Court Grill toasts Chihuly with dinner, hotel and ticket package

Palm Court Grill inside the Davenport is offering a five-course dinner, hotel and ticket package through June 23 in celebration of artist Dale Chihuly’s glass exhibit at Northwest Museum of …


Balancing act: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture leadership strives to emphasize ‘art’ and ‘culture’

The first time Freya Liggett noticed a job opening at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, she let it pass on by. Not only was she enjoying her role …


MAC ArtFest a tradition for artists, art fans

MAC ArtFest, Friday through Sunday at Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition, is celebrating its 34th year.


MAC’s 30th annual Mother’s Day Tour visit Rockwood Neighborhood homes

Spend Mother’s Day checking out five glorious Spokane homes. This year’s tour includes homes in a range of architectural styles.


MAC tour of ‘ghost signs’ offers glimpse into Spokane’s past

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will host a historical “Ghost Signs” walking tour of Browne’s Addition and the west end of downtown Spokane on Saturday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Canceled: MAC talk to cover ‘James Houston and the History of Inuit Printmaking in Canada’

Dr. Nadine Fabbi was going to speak about the Inuit in Canada and the late Canadian artist/author/filmmaker James Houston, who helped introduce the world to Inuit art.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

100 years ago in Seattle: National Guard on standby as 60,000 workers strike

Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson issued an ultimatum to the nearly 60,000 workers who were engaged in the Seattle General Strike.


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.