Museum temporarily closed. Click to read BIMA's statement on the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 Statement

Updated 5/4/2020

First of all, thank you for your continued support of BIMA! 

In response to the Governor’s directives intended to stop the spread of coronavirus, and what BIMA feels is its social responsibility to its guests, staff, volunteers, and the greater community to do what it can to help slow the outbreak, BIMA’s galleries are temporarily closed and events are cancelled or postponed.

BIMA relies on support from community members like you to continue to provide accessible arts experiences for all. Several thoughtful supporters have asked how they can support BIMA and its mission during this unprecedented time. Here are some ideas:

  • As previously shared, all of our events and programs at this current time have been canceled or postponed. If you had a ticket or reservation for an event or program that was canceled, consider donating the ticket purchase to BIMA, to help offset some of the expenses already accrued. And of course, we are happy to offer a refund upon request. You can check the status of BIMA’s upcoming events and programs on our calendar.

  • Another way to help is by renewing your membership. Not yet a member? Consider this a call to action and join the 1,800 other members who keep BIMA free for all.  To renew or join, click here.

  • And of course, donations to the Museum are always appreciated.

We can’t wait to share our stunning spring exhibitions with you! We promise to keep you in the loop about new opening dates and are actively pursuing new ways to share the art and craft of the Puget Sound region with you from the comfort of your home. Stay tuned.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

And now, because in stressful times, we can all benefit from things of beauty, please take a moment to enjoy this work by artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine, whose work will be on display in BIMA’s Feferman Gallery through September 27 as part of the group exhibition, FIBER 2020.