First and foremost, thank you so much for your ongoing support!
We were thrilled to hear the announcement from Governor Jay Inslee’s office that the Northwest Region in his Roadmap to Recovery plan has been moved to Phase 2, allowing museums to reopen at 25% capacity. BIMA reopened to the public on Friday, February 19 and will be open daily from 10am-5pm.
The reopening includes all galleries and the Museum Store. The BIMA Bistro will continue its popular Tuesday night take-out dinner service and will reopen for daily service at a later date. Due to restrictions on events, BIMA has refocused many of its popular programs to virtual offerings. Explore the website for more information on upcoming virtual events.
In addition to our excitement about reopening, we’re pleased to announce that we will be featuring all-new exhibitions throughout the museum:
Paul Rucker: FOREVER
Kimberly Trowbridge: Into the Garden
Selections from the Permanent Art Collection
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:
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 exhibitions with you!
Your support is greatly appreciated!
Día de los Muertos Community Celebration (Online)
Join us for a virtual community gathering to mark the start of BIMA’s Día de los Muertos weeklong appreciation, November 2-8. Come together on Zoom to learn about this cultural celebration with words from Juan Rovalo, Araceli Cruz, and Alice Mendoza and to remember loved ones who have passed.
Participants may virtually add their tributes to the ofrenda installed in the gallery at BIMA, a colorful, multi-tiered altar by emailing words and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The altar is viewable by the public each day during museum hours from November 2-8.