Upcoming Exhibitions


Dale Chihuly and the Studio Glass Movement

Opens February 23, 2019

In partnership with the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the MAC presents an exhibition featuring works by eighteen internationally renowned studio glass artists including Dale Chihuly, Preston Singletary, and Lino Tagliapietra. The Pacific Northwest serves as a center of innovation for this medium, and the Museum of Glass has built a collection by artists who are masters in the field.


The Inuit Art of Povungnituk

black dog sticking out tongueOpens February 16, 2019

Distinctive prints and sculptures expressing an Inuit point of view. 

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

Into the Arctic

man in canoe near an iceberg

Opens February 16, 2019

Paintings and films from the furthest reaches of the Canadian North. 

Over a decade in the making, Cory Trépanier’s Into the Arctic exhibition tour presents the most ambitious body of artwork ever created from the Canadian Arctic, a wilderness so remote and untouched, that many of its landscapes have never been documented before. Adding to his majestic paintings are a series of three Arctic films, which cinematically convey the wonder, awe, and challenges of his northern painting expeditions. 

Artwork: Painting Iceberg from Canoe-Wide. Photo by Cory Trepanier. Trépanier captures an iceberg on canvas while floating in a portable canoe near Qikiqtarjuaq, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada