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Whatcom Museum - Lightcatcher


address  250 Flora St.
 Bellingham, WA  98225
neighborhood Downtown
phone (360) 778-8930
hours Wed.-Sun. noon-5 pm
general adm Donations accepted
www.whatcommuseum.org/

Upcoming Events

People of the Sea and Cedar: The Story of the Coast Salish Tribes

Museum, History/Science
This new exhibit in the second-floor gallery of the Lightcatcher building shares the history and art of the Coast Salish people, blending both historical and contemporary perspectives. This exhibit features artifacts from the Museum's collection, such as Coast Salish artwork and carvings, woven blankets, hand-made tools, and cedar hats, clothing, and baskets. The exhibit provides hands-on learning experiences, a Lummi and Nooksack language interactive, and videos showcasing Lummi and Nooksack weavers and carvers. Themes of cultural knowledge, art and symbolism, lifestyles, and community will present the Coast Salish tribes as vibrant, living cultures who honor their past while building a cultural and economic future for their people.
Coast Salish;Native Americans
Event Info: (360) 778-8930
Ages: All ages
Price: Included in admission
Event Website: whatcommuseum.org
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Schedule
 • Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Wed 12/20/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Thu 12/21/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Fri 12/22/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Sat 12/23/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Sun 12/24/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Wed 12/27/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Thu 12/28/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Fri 12/29/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Sat 12/30/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Sun 12/31/17 at 12pm-5pm 

Docent Tour: People of the Sea and Cedar

Art Show
Learn more about our permanent exhibition, People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey Through the History and Cultures of the Tribes of the Northwest Coast. Our docents are gifted guides eager to share their knowledge in informal, interactive, hour-long tours. Tours start in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building and are included with admission/free to members. For group tours of six or more people, call 360.778.8938 to schedule.
Whatcom Museum
Event Info: (360) 778-8930
Ages: All ages
Price: $8-$10
Event Website: www.whatcommuseum.org
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Schedule
 • Sun 12/17/17 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Thu 12/21/17 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Sat 12/23/17 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Sun 12/24/17 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Thu 12/28/17 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Sat 12/30/17 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Sun 12/31/17 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 

Art Of The American West: Highlights Of The Haub Family Collection From The Tacoma Art Museum

Art Show
This fall, the Whatcom Museum will feature a selection of artwork on loan from the Tacoma Art Museum, featuring works of Western American Art. The Haub Family Collection of Western American Art is unrivaled in its scope, and contains artwork spanning from 1790 to today. The collection includes prominent nineteenth-century artists who shaped our views of Native Americans, mountain men, cowboys, and pristine American landscapes, including George Catlin, John Mix Stanley, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Remington. Art of the American West: Highlights from the Haub Family Collection at Tacoma Art Museum was organized by Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington.
Western;Haub Family;Tacoma Art Museum
Event Info: (360) 778-8930
Ages: All
Price: $10
Event Website: www.whatcommuseum.org
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Schedule
 • Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Wed 12/20/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Wed 12/27/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Wed 1/3/18 - Sun 1/7/18 at 12pm-5pm 

The Art Auction Gala Presented by Peoples Bank

Auction, Benefit/Fundraiser, Social Event
Enjoy a glittering evening of socializing, fine wine, a delicious dinner, and exciting bidding opportunities at the Whatcom Museum's annual Art Auction Gala, held in the Lightcatcher building and galleries. This is the Museum's biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds benefit the rich offering of exhibitions and programs. Tickets on sale at brownpapertickets.com/event/3139709.
Auction;Art Auction;Museum;Whatcom Museum;Art
Event Info: (360) 778-8930
Ages: 21 and over
Price: $125 per person
Event Website: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3139709
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Schedule
 • Fri 1/19/18 at 5:30pm-10:30pm