Current Exhibitions

Luminous: Dale Chihuly and the Studio Glass Movement

In partnership with the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the MAC presents an exhibition featuring works by thirty-three internationally renowned studio glass artists including Dale Chihuly, Preston Singletary, and Lino Tagliapietra.The Pacific Northwest serves as a center of innovation for glass art and the works on display are some of the best examples of modern and contemporary glass by masters in the field, many of whom are based in the Northwest.




Artwork: Dale Chihuly, Laguna Murano Chandelier detail, 1996, George Stroemple Collection

Inuit Art of Povungnituk

Distinctive prints and sculptures expressing an Inuit view of Arctic life. 

The artists in Povungnituk, located in Arctic Quebec, have been recognized for over a quarter of a century for the quality of their print making and their distinctive style. The Povungnituk sculptures and prints chronicle the history and legends of a people. Characterized by crisp images of native animals and human figures set against stark backgrounds, many of the artworks reveal the rituals that have allowed the Inuit people to survive.

Artwork: Paulosie Sivuak (1930–1986), A Dog Sticking Tongue Out, serigraph and stencil, 1987

Four Seasons

Through June 2, 2019
MAC's Helen South
Alexander Gallery

Meet Spanish-born artist Felisa Carranza and enjoy the official opening of our new exhibition of her colorful acrylic on canvas paintings in which people, nature, and memories of home play a large role and both her figurative period and more recent abstract expressions are represented. Through June 2, 2019.

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.

The Secret Life of an ARTIFACT

Unveiling the Mysteries of Museum Collection Care 

A working Collections Lab opens for a public view behind-the-scenes. See collections as they are being processed: On display NOW: Navajo rugs and vintage textiles.