Northwest Collects

This exhibition consists of a selection of art and decorative objects in various mediums loaned from regional collections. We are focusing on national and international artists and designers that are rarely exhibited in Washington State museums. Fine art includes European and American paintings and original prints that span several generations

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John Carl Ely

John Carl Ely (1897-1929) began a promising national career incorporating a sophisticated blending of folk carving with modernist techniques when his life was cut short by accidental drowning at the age of 32. This is the first solo exhibition of Ely’s work since 1930.  The collection consists primarily of sculpture

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The Lavender Palette: Excerpts

Due to popular demand, we are extending a selection of art from our highly acclaimed exhibition “The Lavender Palette: Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State” in preparation for the release of our publication that accompanies the exhibition. We are expecting the book to be released in February or

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Vintage Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists, 1909-1990

Presenting our annual exhibition Vintage Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists! From November 13 – January 26, we are presenting Christmas Cards shared between the artists of the Northwest and their family friends. For most of the 20th century, many regional artists created original works of art to send to their fellow

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The Lavender Palette: Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State

In this groundbreaking exhibition, Cascadia Art Museum will be the first museum to explore regional gay culture through the work of early- to mid-twentieth century gay and lesbian artists. This is an important collection that examines the effect this group had on shaping the cultural identity of the region. The

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Paintings from the Palouse: The Art of Andrew L. Hofmeister (1913-2007)

Hofmeister was an important artist and instructor at Washington State University from 1947 – 1978. This exhibition features a selection of his paintings spanning five decades—from the 1940s to the 1990s. The works will be loaned from the artist’s personal studio collection. While heavily influenced by his Montana roots, Hofmeister

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Quiet Hour: The Photography of Yukio Morinaga (1888-1968)

This is the first solo exhibition of the work of Northwest photographer Yukio Morinaga (1888–1968). As a distinguished member of the Seattle Camera Club, Morinaga produced an important body of work that displays elements of both pictorialism and modernism. We will be featuring thirty of his rare vintage prints from

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Woodland Reverie: The Art of Helen Loggie

Cascadia Art Museum is pleased to present the work of Helen Loggie (1895-1976), a Bellingham resident who became nationally known for her etchings of the Northwest landscape, particularly the highly detailed studies of trees within the natural environment of Washington State. Our exhibition brings together a wide variety of works in various

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Painters of the Northwest: Impressionism to Modernism, 1900-1940

Cascadia Art Museum is pleased to present a groundbreaking exhibition focusing on the work of a variety of early modern artists active primarily in Washington and Oregon during the period 1900-1940. This exhibition consists primarily of original art works that are illustrated in the recent publication, Painters of the Northwest:

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Portraits and Self-Portraits by Northwest Artists; 1910-2018

This extended exhibition focuses on the varied approaches Northwest artists have used to portray themselves or other important figures in the Northwest cultural community over the past one hundred years. For this special exhibition, we are including three prominent contemporary Northwest artists; Gary Faigin, William Elston and Aleah Chapin in

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