WHO WE ARE
Cascadia Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit organization that celebrates the rich tradition of the visual arts and design in the Northwest during the period 1860-1970. The museum provides enriching experiences for the community and visitors alike through original exhibitions, public programs, publications and educational outreach. Cascadia Art Museum seeks to reassess the hierarchy of traditional art history by regularly including the work of women and minority artists who made substantial contributions to the region’s cultural identity.
Cascadia Art Museum joins our neighbors across the Pacific Northwest and people around the world to express our rejection of racism, discrimination, and violence.
A core tenet of our founding mission was and remains to actively identify and reveal the contributions of artists of color and other underrepresented individuals who have significantly shaped the visual and cultural identity of our region. We continue to share and elevate the previously untold stories of these artists whose lives and work have added to the richness of our society but whose legacies have been omitted from the history so many of us were taught.
Art is essential to helping us connect, process and learn from the perspectives and experiences of others. It is through the celebration of the diversity of Northwest artists that we hope to foster a deeper understanding of our history and promote a just, equitable, and vibrant future for all.
Thank you for the generous support from our community partners. Without their generosity, we would not be able to continue to provide exceptional programming and exhibitions for the community. Below is a list of our current Community Partners: