About the MAC

Founded in 1916, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest, serving more than 100,000 visitors a year. It is one of Washington State’s five Smithsonian affiliates and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum resides in the historic Browne’s Addition neighborhood of Spokane, Washington. 

Commonly referred to as the “MAC,” the museum preserves and cultivates the heritage of the Inland Northwest people through collections, exhibitions, and programs that bring their stories to life. Our collection of Plateau Indian art and artifacts is the largest in the world; more than one million objects are maintained and preserved including fine art, artifacts, documents, photographs and material culture from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The world-renowned Joel E. Ferris Research Archives offers researchers from around the world an opportunity to explore our vast collection.

Plan a visit to the 1898 Campbell House. This 13,000 square foot historic residence, designed by Kirkland Cutter, provides a firsthand experience of life in Spokane at the turn of the 20th century.

The MAC also offers Art Source (art rentals and sales), a monthly MAC After Hours, Summer and Day Camps, a MAC Café and MAC Store, and we are proud to present Spokane’s annual ArtFest, now in its 39th year.