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Exhibitions Events Programs for Adults & Kids

Message from the Director Dear Members, Friends, and Supporters, Welcome to the first edition of the MAC’s brand new newsletter. Designed to keep you apprised of our upcoming exhibitions, programs, and events, you’ll receive this newsletter three times a year (Spring, Summer and Fall). In addition to providing you with a longer view of our exhibition schedule and a simple reference calendar, this publication weaves together all of the museum’s programs including Campbell House, the Joel E. Ferris Research Archives, Art@Work, the museum store and our annual ArtFest so you can take full advantage of everything the MAC has to offer. We are excited to have you visit the MAC this spring. As Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition continues to draw a record breaking number of visitors from Spokane and the Inland Northwest, we hope you’ll find time to come in and experience this historic exhibition. From engineering and design, to life aboard ship, to the chain of events that caused a massive ocean liner to sink, this exhibition explores a variety of perspectives about one of the 20th century’s most compelling tragedies. Since the exhibition opened, we’ve heard from many of you who were struck by the surprising objects that were salvaged from the sea floor and now on display . . . perfume bottles (still full of perfume), paper objects like sheet music and postcards, even a silk purse. The variety and quantity of objects that have been preserved and displayed in the exhibition is astounding. This spring also marks my one year anniversary leading the MAC. I want to thank all of you who have given me such a warm welcome as my family relocates to Spokane. I’m happy to report that the museum has achieved some major accomplishments in the past year: attendance has increased by 34%, our memberships are at an all-time high, and school visits have been at capacity. We’ve also added some great items to our collections – a Theodore Roosevelt letter and one of the original Expo ‘74 gondolas from the Spokane Falls SkyRide! I have terrific support from the Board of Directors and our incredibly hard working and creative staff. We are working on a three-year strategic plan with community members that will give staff and board a game plan with a unified vision. I look forward to sharing highlights of that plan in our next newsletter. Until then, I look forward to seeing you at the MAC.

Wesley P. Jessup Executive Director

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Thursday Night Live

Beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018, and each Thursday thereafter, the MAC becomes Spokane’s Thursday evening destination. Join us from 5 pm − 8 pm for a rotating mix of programs including; • Acoustical music by local artists • Happy hour at Café MAC • Gallery talks with museum curators • Art @ Work exhibition openings • Films • Courses and workshops • Lectures • Drink and Discuss art coversations Look throughout this newsletter for the symbol for dates, times, and descriptions of Thursday Night Live programs.

GalleryTalks – Spokane Circa 1912

Every Thursday starting February 22 6 pm and 7 pm Additional exhibition insights from the museum’s Curators.

Drink and Discuss

March 15, April 12, and May 3 6 pm and 7 pm Grab a drink and join a lively Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) discussion - a facilitated art discussion with a museum educator. No art background required! Together, we will consider the meaning of a carefully selected artwork through observation and conversation.

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Exhibitions Through May 20, 2018 Premiere Exhibitions

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Get your boarding pass – a replica of an actual passenger’s – and enter the world of Titanic. Learn about the ship’s construction, life on board, the ill-fated sinking, and the amazing artifact rescue efforts. Admire a recreated 1st Class stateroom and other luxuries. Press your palm against an iceberg. Experience personal stories of heroism and humanity. Visit the “Memorial Gallery” and discover whether your passenger survived or perished. Exhibition Admissions: $18 Adults, $16 Seniors, $13 College Students w/ID, $10 Children ages 6-17 Members and children 5 and under FREE

Through July 2018 Spokane Circa 1912 Experience life in Spokane around the time of the Titanic. Enjoy decorative arts and costumes selected from the museum’s permanent collection as well as exquisite objects collected by the Davenport and Campbell families that reflect the era’s sense of design. Included with admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition


Upcoming Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami Opens June 2, 2018 Nine international artists push the boundaries of paper as a medium to create bold and breathtaking, large-scale origami works. Curated by Meher McArthur and tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations Opens June 9, 2018 Creating energy and harmony from discarded plastic objects, eco-artist, Sayaka Ganz’ graceful and dramatic sculptures of animals in motion convey a spirit of renewal. Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

Edward Curtis: The Grand Idea


Opens June 16, 2018 On the 150th anniversary of his birth, we explore the life’s work of one of America’s most famous and controversial photographers, chronicler of the West and the North American Indian peoples.

Courses & Workshops Practical Centering: Yoga Instructor: Larkin Barnett

Weekly, Tuesdays, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Museum’s Helen South Alexander Gallery Cost: $13.50 members, $15 non-members Through these weekly energizing sessions participants will learn to experience the benefits of Pilates’ movement exercises.

Clay Hand Building for Beginners Instructor: Liz Bishop

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Museum’s Art Education Studio Cost: $27 members, $30 non-members Experience creating and completing a hand building project using clay. Students will make two take-home clay projects.

Clay Hand Building with Wine Instructor: Liz Bishop

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm Museum’s Adult Education Studio Cost: $31.50 members, $35 non-members Gather with good friends and meet new ones for this fun night out to make a clay hand building project and then use paint to underglaze it. Complimentary glass of wine included.

Creating Batik Art: An Introduction

Instructor: Nicholas Sironka

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Museum’s Education Studio Cost: $36 members, $40 non-members In this interactive and hands-on workshop, Spokane artist Nicholas Sironka leads students in an introduction to the origin of Batik art and how to apply this technique.

Woven Coverlets

Presenter: Dana F. Bowne

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2 pm - 4 pm Museum’s Gilkey Community Room Cost: $27 members, $30 non-members Woven coverlets often graced early American beds and were actually more common than quilts. Participants will closely examine selected pieces from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture’s collection of nineteenth-century woven coverlets. Textile researcher Dana Fobes Bowne will also discuss the historical context of the coverlets and there will be an opportunity to visit the textile collection storage at the end of the program.

The Caring for Furniture: A Guide to Protecting Your Treasures Instructor: Ken Eschete

Qi Gong

Instructor: Elene Johnston

Monthly, Third Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Museum’s Helen South Alexander Lobby Cost: 13.50 members, $15 non-members These gentle exercise sessions demonstrate the benefits of Qi Gong, an exercise form composed of movements repeated several times. The movement is mindful, expansive, flowing, and tied to deep and slow breathing.

Costume Rendering: Learning the Basics Instructor: Jae Hee Kim

Monthly Series, Saturdays March 24, April 21, and May 12, 2018 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, Museum’s Education Studio Cost: $54 Members, $60 Non-Members, Cost is to attend all three series sessions This exciting introductory three-session once-monthly series, provides students the opportunity to learn the basics of the art of costume rendering, the process of formulating, adding color, shading, and texturing of an image.

The History of Yummy Chocolate! Instructor: Monica Stenzel

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11 am – 12:30 pm Museum’s Education Studio Cost: $22.50 members, $25 non-members Get a sweet start to your Easter holiday or spring festivities by joining food historian Monica Stenzel to participate in this yummy and informative course on the history of chocolate, from Aztec hot chocolate to American chocolate bunnies, followed by a sampling of chocolates.

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Museum’s Education Studio Cost: $27 members, $30 non-members Similar to PBS’ ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW, the Museum has assembled local furniture experts who will provide advice on the proper care of treasured furniture. Be sure to bring a piece of your own transportable furniture for our experts to examine.

Drawn to Observe: Sketching Cool Historic Museum Objects Instructor: Megan Perkins

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:30 am – 1 pm Museum’s Education Studio Cost: $22.50 members, $25 non-members Draw and paint from nostalgic objects pulled from the Museum’s historic trunks program. Get close-up with history, capture it in a still life portrait, annotated with notes and the object’s story, and take home the memory of a different time and place.

The History, Philosophy, and Craft of Blacksmithing

Instructors: Steve McGrew, John Huffstutter, and David Kailey

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (10:15 am – 1:30 pm, or 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm) Museum’s Education Studio and Third-Level of its Parking Structure There are two workshop sessions to choose from to register. Cost: $36 members, $40 non-members Blacksmiths, shaping iron with fire and hammer thousands of years ago, laid a foundation for all modern technology. The three founders of Spokane’s Columbia Fire & Iron, will lay a foundation for understanding the history, philosophy, and craft of blacksmithing.

Detailed course descriptions and registration information, instructor bios available at

Lectures & Talks @ The Eric A. Johnston Auditorium Exploration and Artifact Recovery of the Titanic Site Presenter: Paul Henri Nargolet

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 pm Cost: $10 In this second of four once-monthly RMS Titanic themed lectures, Premiere Exhibition’s Director of Underwater Research Paul-Henry “PH” Nargeolet will discuss the construction and sinking of the Titanic, the eight expeditions to the North Atlantic to the sinking site, the equipment and methods used for recovering artifacts as well as the site mapping project and its findings.

Titanic Ensemble

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m Cost: $10 Highlights from the Ensemble Version of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical TITANIC will be performed by 19 local artists from CYT North Idaho. No-host beer and wine reception (bottled water also available) before the show.

Leonard Bernstein at 100 Presenter: Donivan Johnson

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2 pm Cost: $9, suggested donation To celebrate the 100th birthday of American icon Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990) composer Donivan Johnson will discuss the life, works and influence of one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century – a pianist, composer, conductor and educator of enormous vitality and charisma. Play “Name That Bernstein Tune!” and enjoy performances of two compositions by Johnson, dedicated to the memory of Bernstein.

Old Quilt Brought to America Presenter: Dana F. Bowne

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2 pm Cost: $9, suggested donation Since 1937 the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture has been home to a mysterious, elaborately embroidered quilt. A handwritten note in its file describes it as an “Old quilt brought to America” from England. However, textile researcher Dana Fobes Bowne suggests that it was actually made in Bengal during the 1600s, making it likely one of the oldest surviving quilts in the United States. Dana will explain her rationale and discuss the quilt’s connection to the family of David L. Huntington, for whom Spokane’s Huntington Park is named.

Urban Gardening in Early Medieval Italy Presenter: Caroline Goodson

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:30 pm Cost: free admission This is the fourth of the 2017-2018 Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lectures. Historians and archaeologists have often considered agricultural cultivation in urban spaces indicators of the breakdown of medieval urban fabric and economies, but urban food gardens were not simply by-products of decline or devolution. They were created because people living in the city wanted fresh fruits and vegetables and made space to grow them. The study of these urban vineyards, veg patches and fields, provides us a small window onto shifting social structures within medieval cities, the rises and falls in small scale markets, and emerging ideals of charity.

Dive the Titanic

Presenter: Guy Zajonc

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:30 pm Cost: $10 In this third of four once-monthly RMS Titanic themed lectures, former Deep Ocean Expedition project manager and long-time Spokane resident, Guy Zajonc, takes you on a video journey from topside of a Russian research vessel into a 3-person submersible and 12,500 feet deep to see the Titanic. Cruise the decks of the remains of the lost ship and celebrate the adventure, once back safely.

Dialogues and Disputes: Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse and the Female Nude Presenter: Meredith T. Shimizu

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2 pm Cost: $9, suggested donation This is the fifth and final lecture of our 2017-2018 art history series centered on the topic of French Modernism which reviews some of the dialogues and disputes as well as the rivalry and friendships between three of the larger-than-life artists of the period who helped create the still-fascinating legend of expression that was Paris in the early 20th century.

Every Man, Woman and Child Must Do Their Duty! – Spokane Fights WWI on the Home Front Presenter: Richard Sola

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 pm Cost: $9, suggested donation Spokane urban social historian Richard Sola details life in Spokane, which changed dramatically when the U.S. entered World War I in 1917. During this period in Spokane’s history the Inland Empire produced essential wheat, timber and minerals for the war effort. And everyone was expected to be 100% American by supporting the war effort unconditionally and enthusiastically.

A Fierce Language: Falling in Love with Poetry Presenter: Judith Adams

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30 pm Cost: free admission, donations welcomed As children we are enchanted by the stories, humor, absurdity, and rhyming cadences of nursery rhymes. But as we get older, too often our appreciation for poems dissolves as we struggle to deconstruct their meaning line by line. Drawing on diverse poets, including the rich contribution of Washington State’s poets, poet and performer Judith Adams takes us on a journey to rediscover the music, power, humor, and strength of poetry.

The Creation of the List of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Uses of Thaumata (Wonders) Presenter: Jennifer Tobin

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:30 pm, Cost: free admission In this fifth of the 2017-2018 Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lectures, Dr. Jennifer Tobin explores the means by which the “wonder lists” of the 3rd century BCE helped situate the Greeks within a broader world where “otherness” threatened, by domesticating the wondrous and foreign into manageable catalogs. This presentation also investigates how the emergence of a limited list of wonders, the canonical seven, was used to assert cultural dominance in a multicultural world.

Detailed course descriptions and registration information, instructor bios available at


Lectures & Talks @ The Eric A. Johnston Auditorium From Wreck Site to Exhibition – My Creative Journey Presenter: Mark Lach

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30 pm Cost: $10 In this fourth and last of our RMS Titanic themed lectures, Premier Exhibition’s Creative Director Mark Lach, who has visited the RMS Titanic wreck site and is the creator of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, will explain his process for bringing alive the passenger stories and artifacts you see on display.

Tuning Into Nature’s Music Presenter: George Halekas

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30 pm Cost: $9, suggested donation Wildlife Biologist George Halekas returns to the Museum to present another program in a series that explores the interweaving of music and ecology. This program strives to enhance our understanding and appreciation of the music that surrounds us in nature, from the patterns in large-scale soundscapes, to the nuance and detail of individual bird songs.

Launching “Prerecorded” Presenter: Steven Pitters

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:15 pm Cost: $5, suggested donation Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month with the launching of renowned Spokane poet Stephen Pitters’ new book “Prerecorded”. Program includes a no-host beer and wine reception prior to the program with the chance to meet the author, followed by Pitters reading from his poetry; and concludes with a book-selling and book-signing opportunity with the author and his new book.

How to Register Online



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Investigating Eastern Washington’s Mammoth Steppe Presenter: Jack Nisbet

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9 am to 2 pm, Palouse Hills and Pine and Hangman Creeks Areas of Eastern Washington Cost: $90 members, $100 non-members Join local author and naturalist Jack Nisbet as he guides a journey back in time through the flood-carved landscapes and Palouse Hills to Steptoe Butte. The focus of the bus tour this year will be on the trees, shrubs, and wildflowers that supported this Ice Age fauna. Program includes a boxed lunch.

What Price Culture? Destruction and Cultural Preservation in Afghanistan since 2001 Presenter: Laura Tedesco

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:30 pm, Cost: free admission In this final lecture of the 2017-2018 Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) series, Dr. Laura Tedesco discusses the deculturalization of Afghanistan, best known in our time from the Taliban’s devastation to the Budhhas of Bamiyan, which has continued uninterrupted since 2001 through a sophisticated network of illegal excavations, the lucrative traffic in antiquities, urban development, and general neglect of the nation’s heritage.


A Decade-By-Decade Film Series with Shaun Higgins

Monthly, First Thursdays, 6:30 pm Museum’s Eric A. Johnston Auditorium Cost: $5 This once-monthly film series, which starts Thursday, April 5, 2018, will be offered the first Thursday of each month. Film introductions and guestcuration, provided by KSPS “Saturday Night Cinema” host Shaun Higgins, or another film buff. The series will follow the history of film for the last 100 years, which correlates to the museum’s centennial anniversary. Each month the guest curator will introduce moviegoers to a film from each decade of the past 100 years, beginning with the 1910s. No-host beer, wine, bottled water, and popcorn will be available for purchase at each film screening.

April 5, 2018: Back to God’s Country [1919]

This film was the most significant film of Canadian cinema pioneer Nell Shipman, who produced, wrote, directed, and starred in many films, several of which were produced in Spokane and at Priest Lake, Idaho.

May 3, 2018: The Thief of Baghdad [1924]

This film, which starred Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in an astonishing performance, was a favorite of poet and pioneer film critic Vachel Lindsay, who resided in Spokane during the 1920s, writing film criticism from his room at the Davenport Hotel and his homes on 15th St. and Browne’s Addition.

9 Mother’s Day Tour

Saturday, May 12, Sunday, May 13, 2018 12 pm – 4 pm, both days Join us for our 29th Annual Mother’s Day Tour. This year’s tour will encompass an eclectic blend of historic homes and structures located near Spokane’s St. John’s Cathedral. Please visit the Museum’s website at for updated information on this year’s tour, which will be provided after March 1, 2018, and for registration information. Cost: $15, members, $20 non-members.

3rd Class Titanic Bash

Friday, March 16, 2018, 6:30 pm – 10 pm, Museum’s Main Campus Building Cost: $20 Kick-off your St. Patrick’s Day weekend festivities at the Museum as we host our own Titanic 3rd class steampunk party! Live festive Irish music, dancing, no-host adult beverages (21 and over with ID) for purchase, a best dressed period costumed man and woman contest, are all part of the event. Think Rose (Kate Winslet) agreeing to go to “a real party” with Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) down in Titanic’s third class section.

March 15 - Meet the Artist dick ibach Helen South Alexander Gallery Offering a selection of original fine art of lasting quality by outstanding regional artists, Art @ Work can transform the character of your home or business. Available for sale or rent at a reasonable cost, select from a wide variety of styles and genres. Visit the museum to view a selection of works or ask for a free art consultation. Delivery and installation is also free. For more information visit Starting in March, enjoy curated exhibitions by wellknown area artists who participate in Art @ Work. Openings every other month.

Quirky, surreal paintings, each with a unique story to tell “ibach”s characters are ordinary people doing ordinary things, but the colors and their faces, the shapes of their bodies, and the tones of the colors around them reveal a rich inner life.” - Marty Demarest, Inlander

May 17 - Meet the Artist Liz Bishop

Abstract, mixed media, 3-D ceramic wall sculptures “Her work is filled with movement. Designs form shapes that seem to dance.” -Jennifer LaRue, The Spokesman-Review

Kids & Teens

Titanic Family Day

Wednesday, April 4 from 11 am - 2:30 pm Join us for child friendly activities included with regular admission. Visit our Create Space for a Build a Boat and Craft a Porthole activities. Movie 2:30 pm Titanic (1997 film) Ages 12 – 16 $5 includes popcorn

Get Messy Spring Break Day Camp 1

Cost: $45 Date: Thursday, April 5 from 9 am – 4 pm. Bring a sack lunch. Grade level: 2nd – 6th grade Get messy with hands-on art making fun! Discover your creative side without any worry about making a mess! Squish, splatter, and stomp your way into art as you explore printing, painting, and clay molding. Spend the day creating art in fun and inventive ways!

Get Messy Spring Break Day Camp 2

Cost: $45 Date: Friday, April 6 from 9 am – 4 pm. Bring a sack lunch. Grade level: 2nd – 6th grade Get messy exploring building, painting, gluing, and more. Splatter paint to create Jackson Pollock inspired banners, paper bag piñatas. Learn DIY skills to make your own glue, slime, and no cook salt dough. It’s a day-long art camp that’s fun and inventive!

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and Guided Museum Program for K – 12 Classes Bring your class for a trip back in time to 1912 when America was enjoying the fruits of the Industrial Revolution, scores of immigrants were arriving to pursue the American Dream, and the foundation for World War I was being laid in Europe. Your students will board Titanic using a replica White Star Line ticket belonging to an actual passenger, learn what life was like on the most luxurious ship ever built, see actual artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, and touch an iceberg. This exhibit is a great catalyst for lessons in science, history, geography, English, math, conservation, and technology and will complement and enhance elementary, middle school, and high school student learning. The museum is open for field trips Tuesday – Friday through May 18. Choose from morning or afternoon programs. A school visit to the museum includes a visit to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and a tour of historic Campbell House or a guided classroom program facilitated by a museum educator.

Register for one of both of our spring camps at

Create Space

All ages - no additional charge Open during regular museum hours. Guests of all ages are invited to create. Looking for fun ideas? Use prompts from our activity bins!

Slots are filling quickly – sign-up now to ensure your classroom’s trip! Visit to register or for more information.


Museum Calendar February

17 Qi Gong 20 Practical Centering: Yoga 22 Exploration and Artifact Recovery of the Titanic Site 22 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 27 Practical Centering: Yoga


1 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 1 Titanic Ensemble 3 Clay Hand Building for Beginners 3 Leonard Bernstein at 100 4 Old Quilt Brought to America 6 Practical Centering: Yoga 7 Archaeological Institute of America Lecture 8 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 8 Clay Hand Building with Wine 8 Dive the Titanic 11 Art Lecture Series – French Modernism 13 Practical Centering: Yoga 15 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 15 Drink and Discuss 15 Dick Ibach Exhibition Opening 16 3rd Class Titanic Bash 17 Qi Gong 20 Practical Centering: Yoga 22 Every Man, Woman and Child Must Do Their Duty! 22 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 24 Costume Rendering: Learning the Basics 27 Practical Centering: Yoga 29 A Fierce Language: Falling in Love with Poetry 29 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 31 The History of Yummy Chocolate 31Creating Batik Art: An Introduction

Thursday Night Live


3 Practical Centering: Yoga 4 Titanic Family Day 4 Archaeological Institute of America Lecture 5 Get Messy Spring Break Day Camp 5 Decade-By-Decade Film Series with Shaun Higgins Back to God’s Country [1919] 5 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 6 Get Messy Spring Break Day Camp 8 Woven Coverlets 10 Practical Centering: Yoga 12 From Wreck Site to Exhibition – My Creative Journey 12 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 12 Drink and Discuss 14 Museum Gala 17 Practical Centering: Yoga 19 Tuning Into Nature’s Music 19 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 21 Qi Gong 21 Costume Rendering: Learning the Basics 24 Practical Centering: Yoga 26 Launching “Prerecorded” 26 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 28 Investigating Eastern Washington’s Mammoth Steppe


1 Practical Centering: Yoga 2 Archaeological Institute of America Lecture 3 Decade-By-Decade Film Series with Shaun Higgins The Thief of Baghdad [1924] 3 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 3 Drink and Discuss 5 The Caring for Furniture: A Guide to Protecting Your Treasures 8 Practical Centering: Yoga 10 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 12 Drawn to Observe: Sketching Cool Historic Museum Objects 12 Costume Rendering: Learning the Basics 12 Mother’s Day Tour 13 Mother’s Day Tour 15 Practical Centering: Yoga 17 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 17 Liz Bishop Exhibition Opening 19 Qi Gong 19 Learning the History, Philosophy, and Craft of Blacksmithing 22 Practical Centering: Yoga 24 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912 29 Practical Centering: Yoga 31 Gallery Talk – Spokane Circa 1912

2017 Highlights

Titans of the Ice Age: Mammoths & Mastodons Last spring, almost 30,000 visitors of all ages experienced the spirit of curiosity, scientific exploration, and discovery at Titans of the Ice Age. Lifesized mammoths, mastodons, sabre-tooth cats, and cave bears astounded museum-goers with their colossal size. Breakthrough research from worldrenowned scientists revealed how these remarkable animals lived, died, and evolved. From Lyuba, the 42,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth discovered in Siberia, to a tour of the Palouse Hills where mammoth fossils caused a sensation in the 1870s, the MAC combined the best of international and local findings in one comprehensive show. “We had a blast at the MAC today visiting the Z Nation exhibit! Looking forward to Season 4 and a summer full of Z Nation events.” K. Durheim

Z Nation: Behind the camera Summer brought an exhibition that was definitely outside the box. Through the lens of Spokane’s hit Syfy TV series, Z Nation, MAC visitors got a rare behind-the-scenes look at the art of filmmaking. Signature props and costumes, interactive displays on special make-up effects and the tools of film production, and background information on the show’s talented local artists and crew members heightened the unique experience of watching Season Four being shot in and around the Museum and Browne’s Addition. Zombie auditions, programs with the creator and cast, and the red carpet premier of Episode One at the Garland Theater also drew enthusiastic fans and looky loos (now fans) from around the region.

“Amazing trip back in time to see creatures that roamed the earth 20,000+ years ago. Some right here in Spokane. We took our 5 year old grand-daughter and she loved it. Great family outing!” L. Aurora


2017 Highlights Centennial Gala In celebration of its 100th birthday, the MAC held the hugely successful An Evening at the Museum on April 29th. 320 guests donned their finest attire and dined on hors d’oeuvres with cocktails designed especially for stops along a tour of the museum campus that included historic Campbell House and one of the vaults filled with some of the museum’s collections. Champagne, dessert and music under the grand tent included special appearances by Smithsonian Institution Acting Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research, Dr. Richard Kurin, and Washington’s Lieutenant Governor, Cyrus Habib, who inspired guests to pledge their support for the MAC. The event netted over $134,000 after expenses. The Centennial Sponsor for the event, Washington Trust Bank, shared another anniversary with the museum last year– a 100-year partnership as the museum’s bank and key corporate supporter.

Studio tour The first annual holiday studio tour was a hit! Guests enjoyed visiting with six local artists - Liz Bishop, Melissa Cole, Dean Davis, Kay O’Rourke, Darcy Saxton, and Nicholas Sironka - in each artist’s unique work space in North Spokane, Downtown, the Perry District and the Spokane Valley. They also found a wide range of creative holiday gifts, including items made by young members of the Maasai Sironka Dance Troupe from Kenya who delighted visitors with impromptu performances at Nicholas Sironka’s studio. “Tourists” packed the lovely new Maryhill Winery tasting room at Kendall Yards to end the day with a complimentary glass of wine courtesy of Maryhill Winery. Plans are already underway forHoliday Artist Studio Tour II.

Annual Giving The following individuals, families, corporations, and foundations made generous cash or in-kind donations July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017. $100,000+

Cowles, Cheney and Mary Joel E. Ferris Foundation Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Foundation Rooney, Marsha and Barney Fix


Avista Corp Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation Kendall, Robert and Jean Spokane County Washington Trust Bank Corporation Weaver, Donna and Chick


Bank of America Foundation Bergquist Foundation Carl M. Hansen Foundation City of Spokane Foster Pepper PLLC Global Credit Union Hagan Foundation Hecla Limited Inland Imaging, LLC Jerry & Patty Dicker Foundation Johnston-Hanson Foundation Kalispel Tribe of Indians STCU Ten Capital Investment Advisors The Spokesman-Review Welty Foundation


Broadway Group Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway Foundation David and Dorothy Pierce Charitable Trust Dodson’s Jewelers Girvin, George and Lila

Hayes Family Fund Johnston-Fix Foundation Louis S. and Margery L. Livingston Fund at INWCF Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Endowment Fund at INWCF Pacific Northwest Inlander Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories Peterson, John and Janet Sahlin Foundation Sceva, Christina Spokane County Library District Umpqua Bank Washington State Arts Commission William W. Powell Trust


American On-Site Services Anonymous Ashenbrener, Chris and Christine Authentic Restoration Services Beauregard, Kelli Blew Taxidermy Bond, William and Marcia Brown, Bradford and Maribeth Gettinger Bryant, Tamara and Thomas Burroughs, Liz Butler, Victoria and Tim Carney Clack, Dave and Mari Clarence Colby Memorial Fund Columbia Bank Commercial Creamery Co. Cowles, Elizabeth and James Meyer Cowles, Stacey and Anne Dean Davis Photography, Inc. Dryfly Distilling Ernest, Scott and Julie Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, Van Wert & Oreskovich P.C. Farmin, Wray

Fergin, Joan and Stan Fix, Penn and Debra Schultz Gilmartin, Michael and Lupe Godlewski, Elizabeth and David Green, Maureen and William Groundworks Services, LLC Hall, Andrew Hart, Andi and Craig Hawley, William and Nancy Henjum, Chris and Janel Hotstart, Inc. Itron, Inc London’s Ultimate Catering McFarland, Casey McGonigle, Dee and Mary Merck, Timothy and Elizabeth Miller, Stan and Georgia Milsow, Linda and Larry Mitrovich, Tim and Rachel Moore, Joel and Joy Moredo-Burich, John Nicely, Paul Nuxoll, Carla and James Braukmann Papesh, Bill and Cheryl Anne Perko, Cece Phelps, Lewis and Liz Jesser Piper, Paul and Bridget Pro Mechanical Services Rector, Ronald and Nancy River City Brewing Robert Karl Cellars Rosauers Supermarkets, Inc Sanburn, Peter and Annette Schoedel & Schoedel, CPAs Selinger-Shone Foundation Simer, Bill and Renee Rolando Simpson, Tom Smith, Grant and Lelia Spokane Area Retired Educators Association Spokane Arts

Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the donor listings. Please advise the MAC Foundation office at (509) 363-5304 about any discrepancies with this published recognition.


Annual Giving Tobin, Michael U.S. Bank Foundation VIP Production Northwest Inc. Walker, Lee and Donita Witte, Bill


Ager, Jeanne Assistants Attwood, Wayne Cabeen, Sharon and David Wherry DeFelice, Diane and David Nelson Dehmer, Kurt and Merrie Dicker, Jerry and Patty Dix, Suzy Engstrom, Wilma Anne and Karin Event Rents Foglia, Michael and Linda Hansen, James and Lori Henneberry, Michael and Cathy Ice Age Floods Institute Jackson, Deanne Just American Desserts Kienholz, Patricia MacKay, Alex and Kathy Madeliene’s Café and Patisserie Martin, Abigail and Joseph Johnson Mendel, John and Judith Grollmus Merck, Jon Myers, Michael and Carole Rolando Nicodemo, Dan O’Mary, Alicia and John Pearson, Ruth Rings & Things Sheehan, Jim and Mary Alberts Sonneborn, Karen and Doug Sperling, William and Gerry Stacey, Richard and Connie Sweet, Elaine and Tim Warner, Jeffrey and Leslie Wholesale Floors


Abrams, George and Janet Action Recycling, Inc. Allen, Paul and Katie

Anonymous Arksey, Laura Bachhuber, Nicholas and Janet Bailor, Ann and Ronald Batty, Robert and Sharon Bender, Marjorie Bethke, Laura and Eric Nelson Biondi, Lora Bjorkman, John and Laura Blomgren, David and Carol Blume, Robert and Randee Boettcher, Nathan Bonsack, Walter and Sally Bookstrom, Arthur and Julie Borden, Glenn and Jo Ann Bowen, Jane Bowers, Diane Brown, Corine Brum, David Budke, Gordon and Rhoda Buller, Mick and Valorie Butler, Martha Lu Butler, Stewart and Mary Buxton, Elisabeth Cameron, Joyce and Emma Cannon, John and Sharon Carper, Kandi and Tom Cathey, Megan and Charles Dick Clarke, Matt and Meredith Cohen, David and Vernice Conkright, Diane and Terry Corrick, Jeff and Cynthia Cox, Eric and Laura Cross, Robert and Carol Luster D. R. Lightfoot Family Charitable Fund Daley, Michael and Ruth Davis, Dean and Judy Heggem-Davis Degerstrom, Joan Dix, Mike and Josie Domey, Richard and Diane Gillespie Edwards, Doug and Nancy Ellis, Carol Engle, Nancy and Daniel Ensor, David and Sara Erickson, Bruce and Janet Farrington, Susan

Fees, Jennifer and William Ferris, Marianne & Sam Finch, Tricia and Eric Fleming, Karl and Suzanne Freeman, Pat and Ann Fuher, Doreen Gammon, Richard and Judith Garrett, Debra Gauper, Carol and Allen Gillespie, Hal and Cheryl Goltz, Julia and Kent Grafos, Dean and Elizabeth Grainger, Suzanne Greene, William and Linda Guthrie, Carol and Darryl Potyk Halvorson, Nathan and Jennifer Hastings, Darci and Andy Hayward, Letia and Steven Hedlund, Robert and Sara Henke, Diana and Don Hensley, Joseph and Jeanie Hicks, Jennifer Higgins, Shaun and Ann Glendening Hinzman, Charles and Barbara Holte, Kathy and Hal Huggins, Mary Hunt, James and Linda Ivers, James and Sandy Janzen, Dwight and Shirley Jaremko, Paul and Judy Jessup, Wesley and Cynthia Jones, Barry and Carole Jones, Mary Joseph, Samuel and Jane Kapstafer, Kennard and Marie Katz, Janet and Gregg Godsey Kendall, Jack and Felicia King, Ann Klundt, Darin Korbas, Neil and Patricia Thompson LamBeau, Lenore Lambert, Jeff Larkin, Robert and Janet Larsen, Chris and Phyllis Leithe, Evelyn Lund, Charles and Gloria

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Annual Giving MacKay, Kathy and Alex Madison, Nancy and Charles Malmquist, Cynthia and Kyle Martin, Vi Maxam, Tim and Mary McCoy, Alan and Audrey Burr McKay, Nancy and William Metting, Elsa Meyer, Kathleen Meyer, Kristine and Georgia Mikkelsen, Chris and Kris Milnes, Jennifer and Steven Monk, Larry Moyer, Joanne National Association for Interpretation Nielsen, Jo Ann Norwood, William and Irene Nunes, Geoffrey and Susan O’Brien, Merrill Ott-Knott Golf Carts of Spokane Paulson, Matt and Temira Hatch Pavelich, Dan and Sandra Peterson, Skip and Deb Phillips, Mary Pratt, Benjamin and Jamie Presnail, Elizabeth and Peter Price, Jim and Ann Queen, Linda Quigg, Carol Radebaugh, Fred and Muriel Raymond, Dick and Trudy Rettkowski, Barry and Kathy Rice, Mike and Tanya Richards, Lois Rodgers, Dee and John Roloff, Josiah and Alissa Rose, Brenda and John Rosman, Sarah Rudd, Susan and Michael Russell, John and Pat Sahlin, Lee and Jody Schatz, Otto and Denny Schneider, George and Shirley Schoepflin, Judith Scranton, Steve and Maxine Shaw, Shirley and Wilson

Short, Karin and Daniel Sly-Scofield, Tracie Small, Lawrence Smith, Marcia Sonderen, Shelly Sonnenberg, Diane and Dean Spink, Cara and Tomson Stanley, Larry and Bev Stephenson, Anne Stiles, Doug and Paula Stock Building Supply Strauss, David Takai, Robert and Jane Talking Rain Beverage Company Titus, Chuck and Joni Tyler, Phillip Van Wyck, Harriet and Sam Vanderwilde, Russ and Carol Vanos, Jon VanVoorhis, Mitzi and Kenny Vin Monaco Vinje, John and Erna Volosing, Craig and Karen Stevenson Wallis, Jim and Nancy Luebbert Weinman, Arne and Kathleen Wendling, Lyle and Kathy Wheaton, Jennie and Jason White, Joel and Deborah White, Michael and Debbie Wickesser, Tom and Marie Witherspoon, Tannis Worthington-Borodin, Carol and David Borodin Yarwood, Edmund and Jane Zieg, Susan and Gerald


Adams, Janet Albert, Joseph and Deborah Anderson, Alfred and Cathy Appleman, Margaret Anonymous Artzis, Samuel and Catherine Assumption Parish School Basinger, Mike and Maureen Beal, Brad and Kathy Beaven, Jane and Dan Finn

Benjamin, Jaymee and Steven Biddle, Kirsten Biggerstaff, Nancy and Jonni Howard Blount, Drew Boles, Victoria Boone, Judy Borden Rhodes, Donna Bosworth, Dale and Nancy Brasch, Jim and Beth Bruntlett, Jean Buckles, Frances Burda, Irina Bush, Madison Byrne, Leonard and Helen Camporeale, Logan Cannata, Judy Carlton, Shirley Carver, Scott Chadwick, Dan and Martha Chamberlain, Anne and Mike Charlton, Rae Chasse, Carol Coffee, Gale Cole, Mary Comfort, Elizabeth Conaty, Jim and Patty Cordrey, Katy Crowe, Linda and Randy Dalrymple, Dana Davis, Donald and Lucille Dedas, Lyn and Virgil DeNiro, Elizabeth and Paul Swetik Dicus, Shirley Dittman, William Dugan, Tana Edwards, Nancy and Doug Ellefsen, Edward Erdman, Cameron Evans, Gary and Mary Evans, John and Jennifer Felts, Andrea Fierro, Alejandro Finan, Dee Foerster, Jim and Elaine Foutz, Mary Freeman, Bridget

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Annual Giving Frick, Frances Gabbert, Tammy Gerards, Mary and Tom Rector Giesel, Jane Green, Kent and SuCarolyn Greene, Jean Grimsrud, Alan and Marla Hammond, Betsy and Doug Harari, Joseph and Colleen Curtis Hart, Diana Hartman, Linda Hathaway, Arthur and Teresa Haught, Lunell and Robert Pyle Hawk, Gordon and Diane Hazzard, May Hellenberg, Nelliemay Hendron, Harry and Inge Hennings, Gayle Hertel, Daini and Timothy Highberger, Alison and Dan Weig Hughes, Daniel and Mary Jackson, Carmen Jespersen, James and Cindy Jewett, Betsy and Rick Gill Johnson, Stephen and Jean Davis-Johnson Julyan, Johanna Kaminski, Michelle Kelly, Shaun Kindred, Bobbi Kingsbury, Dwight Kinzer, Dick and Ann Knokey, Frances Krause, Garith and Oretta Krauser, Sheryl and Larry Kuney, Shelly Langenheder, Cynthia Langston, Francis Laskowski, Mark and Amy Lester, Ed and Kay Lewis, Loyce Lewis, Michael and Doreen Lisk, John and Roynane Llewellyn, Steve and Mary Ludders, John and Kathy Lugone, Ron and Judith Magnuson, John and Marcia

Mahan, Cindy and Ron Maier, Roxann Marcella, Sheri and Jeffrey McArthur, Scott and Barbara McClellan, Don and Linda Meyer, Judy and Steve Michael, Barbara and Jerry Milani, Marcia and Charles Milionis, Annette Mobley, Karen Moos, Marion Murphy, Annie Murray, Marian Nagy, Daniel and Patricia Nemitz, Rod and Susan Newkirk, Jonathan and Victoria Mayes Nielsen, Benson and Jo Ann Oakland, Leonard O’Harra, Chris and Perry Hughes Orme, Olivette and Eric Packard, John and Diane Pasicznyk, Barry Peck, Steve Peperzak, Carla Pierre, Jean Pontarolo, Mike and Betty Potts, Theresa Quigg, Carol Quincy, Diane Quinn, Kathyrn Quintrall, Jan Raskell, Robin and James Rasmussen, Jorgen Rathmann, Daniel and Patrica Rauer, Vance and Ruthanna Resa, Alcario and Paula Rey-Bear, Daniel and Meg Riches, Ray and Marilyn Rickard, Bill and Maureen Riordan, Barbara Ripple, Barb Rizzuti, Greta Roberson, John and Amy Robinson, Kirsten Roe, Rachel Roginski, Sara

Ross, Marcia Sackett, Steve and Kathleen Salter, Joel Satre Ahrend, Janet Savitz, Ken and Kay Schrimshire, Stephanie Schultz, Mary Seeley, Marjean Senske, Carol Severtsen, Billie Shaw, Susan Sheridan, Maureen Shrock, Loren and Virginia Siems, Bill and Dawn Holladay Simpson, Deborah Skindlov, Helen Smith, Danielle Spine, Deborah and Charles Spokane Art Supply, Inc. Start, Wendy Steury, Richard and Lois Streeter, Sally and Vern Strickler, Jake Supon, Jeremiah Swett, Sara Thies, Sherri and Ron Thomas, Pat Toutant, Al Tracy, Keith and Joan Trail, Donald and Anne Tucker, Susan Tuttle, Donald Wagner, Brooke and Derek Wahl, Valerie Waldron, Beverly Weber, Brittany and Daniel White Weitz, Marsha Whinnen, Bonnie J. and Bruce L. Pennell Wilbert, Chuck and Nancy Wilkinson, John and Sheree Williamson, Jerrelene Wilson, Sylvia Young, Patrick and Shirene Ziegler, Mary and Vern Zobrist, Bill

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Legacy Society The Legacy Society recognizes MAC supporters who have named the museum in their estate plans or have established an endowment fund. The society ensures a sustainable future for the museum.

Estate and Planned Gifts

Named Endowment Funds

In Memory

Jack & Frances Brewer Liz Burroughs Joyce M. Cameron Mary Jane Corliss Michael Flannery & Dean Lynch Frank Knott Dr. Robert & Jean Kendall Karen Mobley Joanne Moyer Al & Pat Payne Ann Price William & Kay Rafferty Charles & Cathy Simon

Curator of Special Collections William & Harriet Fix-Johnston Fix Foundation

In Honor of Helen Parsons In Honor of Linda L. Queen In Memory of Lee J. Sahlin

ArtFest Lee & Jody Sahlin Education Dr. Elizabeth Welty Itron Costco Wholesale Coldwell Banker Tomlinson American Indian Collection & the Center for Plateau Culture Studies Avista Foundation Bonneville Power Administration Northern Quest Resort & Casino and the Kalispel Tribe of Indians Chair, Center for Plateau Cultural Studies Dr. Robert and Jean Kendall Campbell House Potlatch Corporation Research Archives Louis S. Livingston Estate Health & Medical History Group Health Cooperative Pathology Associates Rockwood Clinic


Board of Trustees Donna Weaver

President & Treasurer

Tim Mitrovich, Vice President

Stanley A. Miller Secretary

Victoria Butler Patricia R. Dicker Patricia Kienholz Tim Merck

Foundation Board of Trustees William Hawley President

Jeanne Ager Vice President

Bill Sperling Treasurer

Maureen Green Secretary

Patricia Dahmen Trustee (at-large)

Jennifer Milnes Cece Perko Peter Sanburn Debra Schultz

Orbit, c1975 by Harold Balazs Concrete, copper Gift of First National Bank, 1975 Now on display in the museum’s main lobby

In In memory memory of of our our friend friend Harold Harold Balazs Balazs 1928-2017 1928-2017

Non-Profit Org U.S. Postage P A I D Spokane, WA Permit #264

A Night to Remember MAC Titanic Gala The Historic Davenport Hotel Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 5:30 pm Dinner and Dancing Chef Tom Librande recreates the Titanic’s 1st class, 10-course menu. Individual ticket: $150 Corporate Table for 10: $2,500 Register at For more info call (509) 363-5304 Presenting Sponsor

Museum Publication #1 Vol.1 Newsletter  
Museum Publication #1 Vol.1 Newsletter  

First Edition, general Information Museum Events and programs