215 Ericksen Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA
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The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum comprises a 1908 schoolhouse, home to long term exhibits, and an annex building housing our extensive research library, office space, amenities and a rotating exhibit gallery. An atrium lobby, gift shop and reception desk joins the one-room schoolhouse to our modern annex building.
The Yakima Valley Museum conserves our stories to inspire our community, learn from our past, celebrate our present and guide our future. Through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of historic artifacts and stories, as well as related public programming, the museum provides guests with historical perspectives that may influence decisions about the future of the Valley.
Bellevue Arts Museum provides a public forum for the community to contemplate, appreciate, and discuss visual culture. We work with audiences, artists, makers, and designers to understand our shared experience of the world.
We feature paintings, prints, photography and sculpture created exclusively by artists active in the Northwest during the mid- 19th through the mid-20th centuries. With few exceptions, this fertile period of our creative history has been largely overlooked and understudied. The Cascadia Art Museum employs a series of five galleries; the Gateway Gallery changes yearly and features an overview of artistic activity created within the parameters of our focus. The remaining four galleries are dedicated to changing quarterly exhibitions.
Confluence Gallery and Art Center is the only non-profit gallery and art center in Okanogan County, WA. For almost 30 years Confluence has brought artists, students and viewers together to enrich the lives of all. Our programming offers a quality gallery experience, art education and diverse cultural events for all ages.
The Museum collects, preserves, and interprets information and artifacts that tell the story of Cowlitz County and the Lower Columbia Region. Exhibits feature Native American culture, pioneer culture, wood products, riverine maritime and other local industries.
28. E.B. Dunn Historic Garden Trust (Dunn Gardens)
Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Rd NW, Seattle, WA 98177, USA
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The 7-acre gardens were part of the estate of Arthur and Jeannette Dunn, who purchased the land for their summer home. James Dawson, of the Olmsted Brothers firm, was commissioned to emphasize the natural features of the land, taking advantage of the gradual slope of the property to emphasize the sweeping views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Large, pre-existing stands of second-growth Douglas firs were incorporated into the plan, which also included flowering shrubs and trees. Stands of trees edged by perennial beds frame areas of open lawn.
Foss Waterway Seaport uses our historic 117-year old Balfour Dock Building, docks and adjacent areas as a public facility, to celebrate the rich maritime history of the Tacoma community and the region through interpretation, education, and events that tell the stories of our collective past, present and future.
The new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is more than a place to view and experience art. The design, by Jim Olson of Olson Kundig and prominent campus location, increases access to the arts for the entire Inland Northwest region. It is designed as a beacon for the arts, inviting visitors to experience the vitality of art at Washington State University. In both location and design, the building brings art to the forefront of university life. Olson’s design concept of a mirrored crimson cube rewards viewers with an ever-changing landscape with which to view themselves and the world around them. Six galleries of rotating art exhibitions by prominent national artists await visitors. Admission to the museum is free, and everyone is welcome!
Housed in a majestic Beaux Arts mansion overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the NW’s most fascinating cultural destinations. Explore world-class European & American art, an extensive American Indian art collection, sculptures and watercolors by Auguste Rodin – one of the largest collections in the US – and much, much more. Rotating special exhibitions feature artists of regional, national and international renown. Cafe, museum shop, sculpture garden, & picnic grounds on-site. In 2012 the museum opened its 25,000 square foot Mary & Bruce Stevenson Wing, featuring a dedicated arts education suite, a cafe with terrace seating and sweeping views of the Gorge and Mount Hood.
The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is respected nationally and treasured locally as a dynamic, innovative museum where historical exploration inspires people to create a better future for themselves and their communities.
The Nordic Museum is an internationally recognized museum and cultural center where people of all backgrounds are welcomed to be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples. Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Museum is the largest museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is a place for all communities to learn more about the history, art, and culture of people of African descent. We produce enriching and thought-provoking exhibitions and public programs that foster lifelong learning. The Museum is housed in the historic Colman School building located in the heart of the Central District just above the I-90 lid overlooking Jimi Hendrix Park and majestic Mt. Rainier.
San Juan Islands Museum of Art – IMA – is San Juan County’s first fine visual arts museum. Created by enthusiastic art-minded islanders more than a decade ago, IMA has hosted an impressive stream of highly professional exhibits from paintings and photography to sculpture, by regionally, nationally and internationally renowned artists. On December 5, 2014 IMA has opened the doors to its new permanent home – a dramatic architect-designed light-filled atrium building.
Schack Art Center is an admission-free visual art center in downtown Everett, WA. Our exhibit galleries are open seven days a week and feature diverse artwork from locally and internationally known artists, as well as emerging young talents.
The Sidney Museum and Arts Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1970, is dedicated to preserving local history and promoting arts. SMAA established and maintains the Sidney Art Gallery and the Sidney Museum located in the original Masonic Hall built in 1908 and the Log Cabin Museum built in 1914 in Port Orchard, WA. The Sidney Art Gallery & Museum building is on the national and state historic registers.