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Viewing John Grade’s sculpture Span (2009, Whatcom Museum collection) with his site-specific installation, Bloom: The Elephant Bed (2009) in the distance.

THROUGH SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS and our permanent collections, the Whatcom Museum offers visitors the chance to experience a range of cultural expression, from contemporary art to artifacts of Northwest life and history, as well as exhibitions, art, and ideas that interpret the natural environment.

Explore this section to find out more about what’s on view now, what’s coming up, and what’s going on down the road, as well as the extensive works of art and history the Museum holds in trust for our community. Are you an artist? Be sure to check the artist opportunities section too.