Color Woodblock Prints and Coloring Pages

Have you walked by our Museum Store lately? If so, you’ve noticed that we have our window shades pulled down and it’s looking a bit…monochromatic. So we’d like to ask you to help us decorate! We’ve made coloring pages out of some of our favorite woodblock prints by Northwest artists

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Virtual Visit: Roycroft and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Northwest Collects

For today’s Virtual Visit to Cascadia Art Museum, volunteer docent Shelley is back with a glimpse into our Northwest Collects exhibition. Shelley will discuss the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on American art and design. The Arts and Crafts Movement The Arts and Crafts movement began in Britain

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Studio Cascadia & The Elements of Art: Shape

Welcome back to Studio Cascadia! Studio Cascadia is a learning studio for people of all ages. Join professional and teaching artist Mona Fairbanks as she guides us through hands-on art projects using common materials that can easily be found at home. These projects will help us build our own artistic

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Artist Spotlight: Delbert J. McBride

For today’s Virtual Visit during Cascadia’s temporary closure, curator David Martin gives an introduction to the life and select works of artist Delbert “Del” McBride (1920-1998). Born in Olympia, Washington, Delbert J. McBride is known as an important Northwest historian. He was Curator of Art at The Cheney Cowles Museum

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Artwork Spotlight: Late Afternoon, Crécy by Claire Shuttleworth

For today’s Virtual Visit to Cascadia Art Museum, volunteer docent Tom is back with a glimpse into our Northwest Collects exhibition. He’ll shed some light on Claire Shuttleworth’s painting Late Afternoon, Crécy – a town in northern France that was also the setting for a pivotal battle in 1346 during

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Studio Cascadia & The Elements of Art: Line

Today we are excited to introduce Studio Cascadia! Studio Cascadia is a learning studio for people of all ages. Professional and teaching artist Mona Fairbanks will guide us through hands-on art projects using common materials that can easily be found at home. These projects will help us build our own

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Artist Spotlight: Morris Graves and Guy Anderson

For today’s “Virtual Visit” during Cascadia’s temporary closure, curator David Martin explores the work of two notable artists featured in The Lavender Palette: Excerpts exhibition. Morris Graves and Guy Anderson are two of the four artists who were featured in a 1953 LIFE magazine article titled “Mystic Painters of the

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Virtual Visit with our Volunteers

For our second “Virtual Visit” during Cascadia’s temporary closure, we are delighted to introduce you to Shelley and Tom, two of Cascadia’s wonderful docents. Docents are volunteers who help interpret the art and its historical context for our visitors. Docents go through training to learn about art history and the

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Artist Spotlight: Mac Harshberger

For our first “Virtual Visit” during Cascadia’s temporary closure, curator David Martin brings you a glimpse into the life and select works of artist Mac Harshberger (1901-1975). Born Frank Macoy Harshberger Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, “Mac” Harshberger was raised in an artistically inclined family, the son of a prominent local

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Introducing Cascadia Virtual Visits

Cascadia continues our temporary closure under the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order from Governor Inslee. And since you aren’t able to come to the museum right now, we want to bring Cascadia to you. Over the next few weeks, we will be sending you “virtual visit” videos from our curator,

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