Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Wes Jessup, Executive Director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) shares highlights of the new fall exhibitions including the headliner, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, which opens to the general public on Sunday, October 3. Wes says it is the best private collection of work by the most innovative artist of the 19th century and includes everyday objects -- furniture, vases, lamps -- transformed into works of art through bold colors, beautiful designs and forms. The exhibition continues through February 13, 2022.

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David Brum, Director of Programs and Events at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, visits the studio to talk about an upcoming lecture by Tom Graves about his book of interviews and photographs of veterans of WWII and the Korean War, "Twice Heroes: Nisei Vets of WWII & Korea."

The lecture will take place at the E.A. Johnston Auditorium at the MAC on Thursday, July 15, at 7pm. For tickets and more information, visit

Today, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture history curator Freya Liggett drops by to tell about the range of exhibits available at the MAC this summer. The Spokane Symphony’s James Lowe checks in with his thoughts surrounding the orchestra’s now completely available virtual spring concert series. Doug Nadvornik shares a story of artistic achievement by two of our region’s students and, from our most recent Kids’ Concert, we’ll hear from the Morizov family, trumpeter Sam, and violinist Jessie.

This week on Northwest Arts Review, Chris Maccini reports on the Washington State Poetry out Loud finals, Jim Tevenan checks in with Bozeman Symphony music director Norman Huynh on his first year in the job, and Nathan Weinbender critiques a movie sequel. The Bozeman Symphony provides the music.

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Two exhibits at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture explore historic volcanic eruptions, near and far: "Mt. St. Helens: Critical Memory" and "Pompeii: The Immortal City." MAC Executive Director Wes Jessup and Gonzaga University Professor of History and Classical Civilizations Andrew Goldman visit the studio to discuss the exhibits.

"Pompeii: The Immortal City" joins "Mt. St. Helens: A Critical Memory" on display February 8. For hours, tickets, and more information, visit

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Abigail Rockwell, Norman Rockwell's granddaughter, visits the studio in advance of an evening at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in conjunction with the "Rockwell's America" exhibition. Ms. Rockwell discusses "My Adventures as an Illustrator: The Definitive Edition," which restores the original text and illustrations of her grandfather's autobiography, co-written with her father, Tom Rockwell.

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The KPBX studio was visited this morning by explorer, filmmaker and artist Cory Trépanier. His touring multi-media exhibition, “Into the Arctic,” showcases a collection of over 60 oil paintings and three films documenting his expeditions into the Northern Canadian wilderness.

“Into the Arctic” is currently on display at the MAC, and each of the films will be screened on February 23 at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM & 6:30 PM, respectively, with more showings every Thursday and Saturday through May 12.

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The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has three all-new exhibits on display beginning this month including Luminous, an exhibit of glass artwork featuring works over thirty different artists including the renowned northwest artist, Dale Chihuly.

Verne talked creativity with Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall in the studio this morning!  Friday evening at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Marshall will be moderating "The Muse, the Angel, and the Duende" - a panel of prominent artists who will discuss the creative process. The program begins at 6:30pm on Friday, December 2 at the MAC and will include painter Mel McCuddin, printmaker Mary Farrell, singer/songwriter Liz Rognes, fiction writer Shawn Vestal, and musicians Himes Alexander and Matt Slater.

Katie Staib, Youth Programs Manager from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture spoke with Verne this morning about what's happening at the Museum, especially the new exhibit, Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, which runs through January 6, 2017.