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!
Nancy Callan & Katherine Gray: The Clown in Me Loves You
Callan (Seattle) and Gray (Los Angeles) have collaborated on a new series of glass sculptures. They combine Venetian glassblowing techniques with contemporary commentary on the roles of, and reactions to clowns. It all seems like light-hearted fun, but multiple layers of feelings and social realities emerge.
Exhibition dates subject to change pending museum reopening based on COVID restrictions.
May 1, 2021
MESA & Lovelace Galleries
From the Exhibiton
Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray, Squirt, 2020, blown and sculpted glass 23.75”h x 16.5”w x 5”d, Courtesy of the ArtistsNancy Callan and Katherine Gray, Popsy, 2018, blown and sculpted glass, wood frame, 24.5”h x 21”w x 3”d, Courtesy of the ArtistsNancy Callan and Katherine Gray, The Dreamer, 2018, blown and sculpted glass with enamels, 13”h x 8”w x 8”d, Courtesy of the ArtistsNancy Callan & Katherine Grey, Emoticon, 2020, blown and sculpted glass, 15.5”h x 23.75”w x 1.5”d, Courtesy of the ArtistsNancy Callan & Katherine Grey, Floral Glory, 2019, blown and sculpted glass, 15”h x 24.25”w x 2”d, Courtesy of the Artists Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray, The Clown in Me Loves You, 2020, blown, cut and mirrored glass, 17”h x 20”w x 4.5”d, Courtesy of the Artists