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Volcanic experiences: MAC pairs exhibit on Pompeii with Mount St. Helens anniversary

“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.


In the eye of Mount St. Helens: Spokane couple was flying above volcano’s eruption on May 18, 1980

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 …


Historic Campbell House is ready to receive holiday visitors

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 …


Public made personal: Spokane couples choose unique wedding venues to connect to community

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

America’s illustrator: Norman Rockwell exhibit – with paintings, posters and magazine covers – opens at the MAC

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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 …