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Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall

121 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-778-8930

Website:
www.whatcommuseum.org

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Upcoming Events

Connie Sidles – Avian Evolution: How Birds got to be Birds

Talks/Lectures

Exciting new fossils of extraordinary detail are being found in northeast China, dating back to the time when dinosaurs began to evolve into birds. Both strange and wondrous, these creatures, and others being discovered all over the world, open our eyes to the ways that evolution has shaped the biome and the birds that we see today.

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• Tue 5/22/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

Education

Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the exhibit provides opportunities to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. The exhibit provides a variety of interactives, including video and audio files, and hands-on activities for children. All ages welcome.

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• Sun 5/27/18 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Curator’s Lecture with Chester Arnold—Richard Diebenkorn: A Life in Art

Talks/Lectures

Chester Arnold, California artist and curator of The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949-1992, will give a presentation about this modern master from the perspective of an artist, teacher, husband, and father, bringing aspects of Diebenkorn’s humanity to light.

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• Sat 6/23/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Teen Tuesdays at the Lightcatcher

Education

Join Museum educators on Tuesdays in July for museum exploration and hands-on workshops related to art, science, and natural history. For ages 11-18 years old. Register by contacting Emily Dieleman, 360.778.8960 or ejdieleman@cob.org. Registration closes one week prior to each program and must be paid in advance. July 3: Explorations in Printmaking: First, tour the Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art at 25 exhibition in the Lightcatcher galleries, then learn about various printmaking techniques. Participants will carve their own linoleum block and create beautiful block prints using the tools provided. July 10: Discover Northwest Coast Traditions: Visit the Museum’s People of the Sea and Cedar exhibit and learn about local Northwest Coast Native traditions and art, both historical and contemporary. Afterward participants will learn how to create cedar bark mats, weave with wool, and make twine from various plant materials. July 17: Collaging History: Creating Artwork from the Archives: Visit the Whatcom Museum’s photo archive collection and learn about the thousands of historical photos from photo archivist and historian Jeff Jewell. We’ll use photos from Whatcom County’s history to create a unique collage art piece. July 24: Birds of a Feather: Life Drawing Together: Explore the Museum’s founding collection of more than 500 mounted birds in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds. Learn to sketch birds from “life” using various drawing materials, then move to the Lightcatcher Studio to create a more in-depth bird drawing using oil pastels. July 31: Living Green: Energy And Environmental Design: Get an up-close and personal behind-the-scenes tour of the Whatcom Museum’s LEED Silver® certified Lightcatcher building. Learn all about this green structure, from the recycled materials used to build it to how it utilizes green systems to be as sustainable as possible. Participants will have the chance to be an “architect” for the day and create a building model made out of recycled materials.

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• Tue 7/3/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/10/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/17/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/24/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/31/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM