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01 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Cla...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by John Ellis 

Tickets 

Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
April 24 - Our Hospitality (1923)
May 1 - Bringing Up Baby (1938)
May 8 - The Great Dictator (1940)
May 15 - Born Yesterday (1950)
May 22 - Cat Ballou (1965)

 


Our Hospitality

Our Hospitality

Tuesday, April 24, 7:30pm

Starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

Tuesday, May 1, 7:30pm

Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Reserve Tickets2

 

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Tuesday, May 8, 7:30pm

Written, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Tuesday, May 15, 7:30pm

Starring Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou

Tuesday, May 22, 7:30pm

Starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan

A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Reserve Tickets2

02 Wednesday

03 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

GO Figure! Life...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

All students ages 13+ who can work without supervision are welcome.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • June 28
  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

All students ages 13+ who can work without supervision are welcome.

 

04 Friday

05 Saturday

Trunk Show
12:00 pm—4:00 pm

Join us for our May Trunk Show featuring artist Christine Stoll’s quirky jewelry made with repurposed materials. These playful pieces are vintage with a touch of modern fun. A portion of proceeds from Christine’s jewelry sales is donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance in memory of her grandmother, who left Christine her amazing collection of beads, buttons, broken costume jewelry, and jewelry-making tools.

Christine lives in Bellevue, WA, and likes to call herself Chief Jewelry Engineer of Christine Stoll Jewelry. She relishes the time she spends running her hands through bins of vintage buttons and digging through old jars of vintage hinges and hardware at flea markets. Vintage dictionaries, photos, and encyclopedias provide endless hours of entertainment as she uses the images and words to create resin pendants to complement found objects.

Saturday, May 5 | 12-4 PM | Free

 

christine stoll talisman necklace 2

Gypsy Jazz Conc...
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

A night featuring music from Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” repertoire of swing standards and traditional Gypsy melodies.

April 8: Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” with Chris Luquette

Chris is the guitarist for Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, one of the world’s top bluegrass bands! The quartet earned a 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album and was named Instrumental Group of the Year in both 2014 and 2016 by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Chris is a master of many instruments and genres; you can hear Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, and Brazilian influences come together as he blends them seamlessly into the music. We've been marveling at his talent since he was just a kid, and he only keeps improving!

Cash Bar Open: 5 pm | Concert: 6 pm | Admission by donation

May 5: Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” with Neil Anderson

Neil Andersson is a member of the Northwest Music Awards Hall of Fame. In 1993 he co-founded the seminal gypsy jazz band Pearl Django, eventually recording 10 albums with the group.

Cash Bar Open: 6 pm | Concert: 7 pm | Admission by donation

Reservations are highly recommended. To make a reservation e-mail info@RangerSwings.com

06 Sunday

Eye on Artist L...
3:00 pm—4:30 pm

Hear exhibiting artists speak about their work, inspiration, methods, and materials. Lectures are in the Auditorium, followed by a reception with food and drink either in the Bistro or one of the galleries.

Preregistration is strongly advised for this popular lecture series. Reception with light food and drink in the gallery will take place immediately afterward.

Tickets: $5 suggested donation | Students admitted free

Spring 2018 Lectures

Sunday, May 6, 3 PM - George Rodriguez
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, May 12, 4 PM - Anne Schreivogl
REGISTER HERE

Thursday, May 24, 7 PM - William (Bill) O. Wolcott
REGISTER HERE

07 Monday

Lewis & Clark C...
6:00 pm—8:30 pm

Kicking off the first evening of their Washington tour, Lewis & Clark College from Portland, Oregon presents a unique concert featuring the select Cappella Nova Choir and members of the Lewis & Clark Orchestra. The program consists of Kabalevsky's violin concerto, and choral music of varying styles including a set of pieces from the Medieval and Renaissance period, a piece by Francis Poulenc composed as a response to the Nazi occupation of France, and a set of historical spirituals arranged by contemporary composers. They will also combine forces to perform the final movement of Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem.

Cash Bar Open: 6 pm
Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Concert: 7-8 pm

FREE Admission | Space is limited. First come, first served.

08 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Cla...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by John Ellis 

Tickets 

Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
April 24 - Our Hospitality (1923)
May 1 - Bringing Up Baby (1938)
May 8 - The Great Dictator (1940)
May 15 - Born Yesterday (1950)
May 22 - Cat Ballou (1965)

 


Our Hospitality

Our Hospitality

Tuesday, April 24, 7:30pm

Starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

Tuesday, May 1, 7:30pm

Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Reserve Tickets2

 

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Tuesday, May 8, 7:30pm

Written, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Tuesday, May 15, 7:30pm

Starring Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou

Tuesday, May 22, 7:30pm

Starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan

A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Reserve Tickets2

09 Wednesday

10 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

GO Figure! Life...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

All students ages 13+ who can work without supervision are welcome.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • June 28
  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

All students ages 13+ who can work without supervision are welcome.

 

11 Friday

12 Saturday

Eye on Artist L...
4:00 pm—5:30 pm

Hear exhibiting artists speak about their work, inspiration, methods, and materials. Lectures are in the Auditorium, followed by a reception with food and drink either in the Bistro or one of the galleries.

Preregistration is strongly advised for this popular lecture series. Reception with light food and drink in the gallery will take place immediately afterward.

Tickets: $5 suggested donation | Students admitted free

Spring 2018 Lectures

Sunday, May 6, 3 PM - George Rodriguez
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, May 12, 4 PM - Anne Schreivogl
REGISTER HERE

Thursday, May 24, 7 PM - William (Bill) O. Wolcott
REGISTER HERE

13 Sunday

14 Monday

15 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Cla...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by John Ellis 

Tickets 

Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
April 24 - Our Hospitality (1923)
May 1 - Bringing Up Baby (1938)
May 8 - The Great Dictator (1940)
May 15 - Born Yesterday (1950)
May 22 - Cat Ballou (1965)

 


Our Hospitality

Our Hospitality

Tuesday, April 24, 7:30pm

Starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

Tuesday, May 1, 7:30pm

Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Reserve Tickets2

 

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Tuesday, May 8, 7:30pm

Written, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Tuesday, May 15, 7:30pm

Starring Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou

Tuesday, May 22, 7:30pm

Starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan

A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Reserve Tickets2

16 Wednesday

17 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

Drink and Draw ...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check our other two GO Figure! programs:


 

GO Figure! Drink and Draw at the Alehouse

Third Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm

FREE | Clothed model and drawing materials provided

Ages: 21+

Come for a drink and stay to draw during this fun, free clothed model drop-in session facilitated by Emily Browne and hosted by BIMA at the Alehouse on Winslow, 500 Winslow Way E, Suite 110.

 

 

18 Friday

19 Saturday

Artist Lecture:...
10:30 am—12:00 pm

Steven Reddy will talk about his work, practice, teaching, and writing, as well as his new book, Everyday Sketching and Drawing

This lecture will be followed on Sunday, May 20 with a workshop that will cover the techniques illuminated in his book. More information can be found HERE.

Reddy's new book will be available for sale through Eagle Harbor Books in the auditorium concurrent with the talk, and the artist will have copies of his other books for sale as well. Preview Everyday Sketching and Drawing HERE.

Preregistration for this lecture is strongly advised.

Saturday, May 19 | 10:30 AM | BIMA Auditorium
Pay what you can at the door, $5 suggested donation.

 Register Here

 

 

 

Imagined Realit...
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

Yes, you CAN make this kind of stuff up! Come join Imagined Reality Improv at their new venue, the Frank Buxton Auditorium at BIMA for an evening of laughs with no scripts and no safety net! Everything is made up on-the-spot from audience suggestions -- very similar to the short-form comedy of the "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" TV show.

Beer and wine will be available before the show, starting at 6 pm. All proceeds from pre-show refreshments go to benefit the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

All ages are welcome to attend the show, but we anticipate some PG-13 or similar content.

Bar: 6 pm | Seating: 6:30 pm | Performance: 7 pm

Tickets: $10 general admission | $7 students, seniors and military

May 19th – Purchase tickets HERE!

July 21st – Purchase tickets HERE!

For more information contact Andrejs Zommers at haha@irimprov.com

20 Sunday

Workshops & Dem...
10:00 am—4:00 pm

Introduction to Sculptural Wireworking with Kristin Tollefson

Explore the transformative potential of line into dimensional form in this one-day introduction to sculptural wire working. From tinkering and industrial wirework to weaving and stitching, students will gain both historical and hands-on understanding of this readily accessible medium. Come away from this workshop with a wealth of information and a selection of technical samples including coiling, twisting, linking, soumak, and basket weaving, and more. All experience levels welcome, students under 14 with prior instructor permission.

Sunday, June 24 | 10 AM-4 PM | BIMA Classroom
$95 Member / $105 Non-Member | All materials provided.

Register Here

For any questions, please email Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004

"Crazywise" Doc...
11:00 am—12:30 pm

CRAZYWISE is a film that adds a voice to the growing conversation that believes a psychological crisis can be an opportunity for growth and potentially transformational, not a disease with no cure. CRAZYWISE doesn't aim to over-romanticize indigenous wisdom or completely condemn Western treatment. Not every indigenous person who has a crisis becomes a shaman. And, many individuals benefit from Western medications.

Bainbridge Island Psychotherapy Guild wants to be part of the conversation in increasing awareness of the value of many traditional and alternative approaches to mental health. And, the importance of helping those we treat, through self-advocacy and professional guidance, find their unique path to healing.

Film Showing (1): 11 am
Film Showing (2): 4 pm

FREE admission | Reservations highly recommended. Reserve tickets HERE

"Crazywise" Doc...
4:00 pm—5:30 pm

CRAZYWISE is a film that adds a voice to the growing conversation that believes a psychological crisis can be an opportunity for growth and potentially transformational, not a disease with no cure. CRAZYWISE doesn't aim to over-romanticize indigenous wisdom or completely condemn Western treatment. Not every indigenous person who has a crisis becomes a shaman. And, many individuals benefit from Western medications.

Bainbridge Island Psychotherapy Guild wants to be part of the conversation in increasing awareness of the value of many traditional and alternative approaches to mental health. And, the importance of helping those we treat, through self-advocacy and professional guidance, find their unique path to healing.

Film Showing (1): 11 am
Film Showing (2): 4 pm

FREE admission | Reservations highly recommended. Reserve tickets HERE

21 Monday

22 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Cla...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by John Ellis 

Tickets 

Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
April 24 - Our Hospitality (1923)
May 1 - Bringing Up Baby (1938)
May 8 - The Great Dictator (1940)
May 15 - Born Yesterday (1950)
May 22 - Cat Ballou (1965)

 


Our Hospitality

Our Hospitality

Tuesday, April 24, 7:30pm

Starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

Tuesday, May 1, 7:30pm

Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Reserve Tickets2

 

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Tuesday, May 8, 7:30pm

Written, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Tuesday, May 15, 7:30pm

Starring Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Reserve Tickets2

 

Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou

Tuesday, May 22, 7:30pm

Starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan

A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Reserve Tickets2

23 Wednesday

Salish Sea Stud...
5:00 pm—7:30 pm

2018 Symposium Flyer

24 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

GO Figure! Life...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

All students ages 13+ who can work without supervision are welcome.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • June 28
  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

All students ages 13+ who can work without supervision are welcome.

 

Eye on Artist L...
7:00 pm—9:30 pm

Hear exhibiting artists speak about their work, inspiration, methods, and materials. Lectures are in the Auditorium, followed by a reception with food and drink either in the Bistro or one of the galleries.

Preregistration is strongly advised for this popular lecture series. Reception with light food and drink in the gallery will take place immediately afterward.

Tickets: $5 suggested donation | Students admitted free

Spring 2018 Lectures

Sunday, May 6, 3 PM - George Rodriguez
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, May 12, 4 PM - Anne Schreivogl
REGISTER HERE

Thursday, May 24, 7 PM - William (Bill) O. Wolcott
REGISTER HERE

25 Friday

Meet Me at the ...
10:30 am—12:00 pm

Meet Me at the Movies is a unique film experience. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscence guided by a moderator. Designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, this program can be enjoyed by all adults. This program is produced in partnership with the Frye Art Museum

Registration is not required for this free program. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. First-come, first-served.

February 9: Exploration
May 25: Aging
August 24: Pacific Northwest
November 9: Animals

10:30 AM - 12 PM  |  BIMA Auditorium  |  Free, $5 suggested donation

26 Saturday

Solar Home Tour...
10:00 am—2:00 pm

27 Sunday

28 Monday

29 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Thr...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films exploring women in film art.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by tj Faddis and Kristin Tollefson.

Tickets 

Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
May 29 - An Art that Nature Makes
June 5 - B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
June 12 - Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray
June 19 - Cameraperson
June 26 - Faces/Places

 


An Art That Nature Makes

An Art that Nature Makes

Tuesday, May 29, 7:30

Not Rated / 75 minutes / 2015

AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES is the portrait of an artist, Rosamund Purcell, who is not interested in portraits.  Early in her career as a photographer, she stopped taking pictures of people. In the years since - shes now 74 - she has established herself as a visual poet of the inanimate - a still-life painter with a camera, specializing in "objects in romantic decline".  This film details her fascination with the natural world and insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"The sheer number of images shown gives this brisk foray into Purcells work an admirable guided-tour feel." - LA Times

Reserve Tickets2

 

bside

B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Tuesday, June 5, 7:30pm

Rated R for nude images & brief language / 76 minutes / 2016

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in the 1970s or 80s - the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera.  For the next 35 years she captured the surfaces of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars and Harvard notables.  As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, she gives famous documentarian Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.

"This portrait of the artist as an old woman is a gentle-hearted gem, as profoundly subtle as it is subtly profound." - Variety

Reserve Tickets2

 

elizabeth

Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray

Tuesday, June 12, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 60 minutes / 2016

Here is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray, a determined single mother who broke through notorious art world barriers to become one of the preeminent painters of our time. This film explores the relationship between Murrays family life & career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history. Verite footage, home videos and excerpts from her journals, voiced by Meryl Streep, tell of Murrays internal struggles and incredible ambition. Exclusive interviews with art world luminaries provide the historical backdrop for the New York art scene.

"Within the concise running time, Director Kristi Zea brings a remarkable life and body of work into dynamic focus." - LA Times

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Cameraperson

Tuesday, June 19, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 102 minutes / 2016

"Entertainment is okay, but journalism is...You need permission, and I'll tell them its cinema. It's a movie." - quote from the film.

CAMERAPERSON is all of the above, a collage of gravity and lightness, intimacy and war, narrative of fidgeting hands and an overlay of field recordings and music.  Seattle native Kirsten Johnsons extraordinary visual poem welcomes deep looking while inviting serious ethical inquiry of documentary filmmaking.   

"What results isn't a straight autobiography, but rather the autobiography of a career and, most importantly, the autobiography of a spirit." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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Faces/Places

Tuesday, June 26, 7:30pm

Rated PG / 89 minutes / 2017

89-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.  Kindred spirits Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared.  Together they travel around the villages of France in JRs photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-sized portraits of them.  The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts & trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves.  FACES/PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they form along the way.

"This documentary is an absolute delight, but it has a faith in everyday folks that feels both stalwart and melancholy, aware that these are exactly the people being swept away by the tides of modernity.  Its a sociopolitical protest disguised as a vacation." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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30 Wednesday

31 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

Week in Review ...
6:30 pm—8:00 pm

Every Friday on KUOW, Bill Radke and a panel of guests dig into the week’s top stories. KUOW has taken their show on the road – bringing Week in Review to communities throughout the Puget Sound Region. And their first stop is BIMA! Join us for a night of candid conversations, in-depth commentary, and a few surprises!

Doors at 6:00 pm, show at 6:30 pm.

RSVP HERE

Space is limited. RSVP required.

 

 

GO Figure! Life...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

All students ages 13+ who can work without supervision are welcome.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • June 28
  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

All students ages 13+ who can work without supervision are welcome.