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Arts & Museums
The Western Gallery is an eclectic mix of exhibitions that include mainly contemporary and historical art works. The exhibits focusing on the promotion of visual arts throughout the university and the society is unique and compelling. All of its interpretative displays of art works and sculptures defines depth and quality, that are put on display at the university campus. Boasting of temporary exhibits from 19th century onwards, the gallery welcomes art-lovers and visitors to explore the wonderful world of art. Check website for more details.
The ARCO Exhibits Building, located across from the 1892 Old City Hall building and the Syre Education Center, is the Whatcom Museum of History and Art's spacious 3,000 square foot gallery. The work of local, regional and national contemporary artists is frequently shown here.
Whatcom Museum was established in 1892 and pertains to disseminating the local art and history. You can find here many interesting exhibits, paintings and art works by great artists and budding talent that are awe inspiring.
The centerpiece of the four-building Whatcom Museum of History and Art's campus, the Old City Hall building is an architectural and historic landmark in Northwest Washington which features contemporary art and history exhibits.
The Whatcom Museum of History and Art is the centerpiece of a four-building campus, which includes the Whatcom Children's Museum, ARCO Exhibits Building and the Syre Education Center. The Whatcom Museum features exhibitions of contemporary art and regional history and more than 200,000 artifacts and photographs pertaining to the region. The Museum is accredited nationally by the American Association of Museums.
American Museum of Radio and Electricity is a treasure trove of scientific knowledge and gives you details on electricity production. The museum takes you through the entire process of electricity manufacturing, right from its inception to its current applications. One must check the book on electricity by Sir William Gilbert. You will also get to know about the process of radio operation which is very interesting for all science lovers. There are several informative events that take place regularly as well. To know more about the place, check the website.
If unique projects and innovative art themes excite you then a visit to Mindport is a must. Located across West Holly Street, this is a private museum dedicated to art and science. The objective of the museum is to encourage patrons to interpret art independently and encourage creativity. Imagination is the underlying theme at Mindport and it also has a special section called 'Interactive Art' wherein visitors can actually touch the art. Along with your kids you can learn about art in a fun and lively atmosphere at Mindport.
The Bellingham Railway Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Its Centennial Exhibit features historic photographs, artifacts, timetables, and other items. There is also a train simulator, a collection of pre- and post-war Lionel, Marx and Ives trains, hand built one-half inch scale models, and several types of railroad lanterns.
Mindport's themes of exploration, observation, creativity, play, and fun are seen through art and interactive exhibits, all intended to stimulate ideas of visitors. Mindport's Art Gallery features a changing selection of original artwork by Washington artists, including painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, and mixed media.
Outdoor Sculpture Collection is a very unique and interesting project of the Western Washington University. In 1957, the trustees of this university decided to install works of different artists on the campus. The idea was to introduce the students to the world of art and encourage them to achieve success in every avenue and aspect of life. Starting from the plaza near the Western Gallery and so forth to the other buildings on the campus, life-size structures are installed. Apart from regional and local artists, international sculptors too have contributed to the collection. Truly, a must visit for connoisseurs of art.
The Lynden Pioneer Museum is a delightful museum that shows what life was like for the early residents of the Lynden region. The museum also hosts special programs and events throughout the year.
This non-profit museum showcases a unique collection of air-crafts and is committed to the preservation and education of Canada's aviation culture. In the 1970s most of Canada's historic planes were being moved to the U.S. and Europe. Thanks to efforts of a group of aviation enthusiasts, many of these aircraft were acquired, and the museum was created. Some of the aircraft displayed include the T-33AN Silverstar, Bowlus Bumblebee BB1, the CF-100 Canuck Mk 3b, and the DH82c Tiger Moth. As you make your way through the museum, you can take a chronological route, starting with the world wars and ending in present day, allowing you to see the huge role Canada has played in the development of aviation. This is an ideal trip for families, and people of all ages.