Past Exhibitions

Against the Moon: The Art of John Matsudaira

Born Takehisa Matsudaira in Seattle, he was educated in Kanazawa, Japan and returned to Seattle in 1935. While he and his family were detained in…

Northwest Photography at Mid-Century

Washington State has been the home for many artistic photographers who achieved national and international recognition during their lifetimes. This exhibition reintroduced the public to…

Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Centennial Tribute to Nellie Cornish & the Cornish College of the Arts

“She was a small, round, plump little lady with the dynamism of a rocket, and we were all terrified of her, terrified of her tongue…

Pioneers and Prophets: Northwest Modern Art Reconsidered

This one year exhibition presented an overview of key figures in our regional art history beginning in the mid-19th century and leading into the modern…

Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists: 1909-1990

For most of the 20th century, many regional artists created original works of art to send to their fellow artists, friends and families to celebrate…

A Fluid Tradition- Northwest Watercolor Society at 75

Our inaugural exhibition presented many of the original paintings included in the 2015 University of Washington Press publication documenting the history of this important and…

Northwest Sculpture: Five Decades of Form and Innovation

We are featuring a selection of rare sculpture by major Northwest artists covering the decades of 1920's-1960's. Artists working in wood, plaster, marble and bronze…

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