Modern Masters: Group f/64

Magnolia Blossom, 1925 © 2018 Imogen Cunningham Trust. |  Half Dome, Blowing Snow, 1955. Photograph by Ansel Adams. Collection Center for Creative Photography. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

RYAN! Feddersen: Phantom Lands

Black Snake Rising, 2017

As Grandmother Taught: 
Women, Tradition and Plateau Art

Visit our exhibition featuring Women of the Plateau tribes! 

The art of the indigenous cultures of the Columbia River Plateau region reflects traditional lifeways borne of an ancient and interdependent relationship with the natural world. Women of the Plateau tribes are keepers of culture, creating traditional art forms using time-perfected techniques passed on over generations. Learn more about the Women of the Plateau tribes.


Thursday Night Live

November 15, 5pm - 8 pm

This month enjoy two live performances by the professional dance company Vytal Movement Dance at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in the Modern Masters: Group f/64 exhibition gallery; Get additional perspective on current exhibits in one of two 20-minute gallery talks led by collections staff at 6 pm and 7 pm; Meet artist Doug Martindale as we open his solo exhibition of recent works from 5 pm – 7 pm in the Helen South Alexander Gallery; Hear compelling, dramatic, and humorous stories from author David Jepsen about how the Pacific Northwest was won from his new book Contested Boundaries at 6:30 pm in the Eric A. Johnston Auditorium (suggested donation $10).; or Take a class in clay hand building with wine from artist Liz Bishop.

Family Day

Saturday, November 17, 11 am - 3 pm

Explore the MAC's exhibition As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition and Plateau Art in which you'll see basketry and beadwork by master Plateau artists as well as those who came before. Get inspired to make your own beadwork in the Create Space with exhibit artist Leanne Campbell and enjoy other family-friendly activities plus complimentary hot chocolate. FREE with regular admission.

Campbell House Family Photo Studio

Saturday, November 17

The Campbell House Library Christmas tree is the perfect backdrop for your holiday photo, Christmas card, or family memory. Proceeds support ongoing Campbell House restoration.
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2nd Annual MAC Holiday Artist Studio Tour

Ben Joyce Artist StudioSaturday, December 1st

Visit eight local artists in their studios – see where they create and how they work. Art available for sale. End your day at Ben Joyce’s new studio for complimentary hors d'oeuvres, Barrister wine for purchase, live music from Ron Kieper Jazz, and a drawing for a private 2-day blacksmithing lesson with Steve McGrew or a Stan Miller portrait watercolor. Get more details and tickets.