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From Our Editors
By drawing on a talented community of artists, craftspeople, and designers, the Bellevue Arts Museum is able to curate an ever-changing exhibit hall that features both local and international works. What's more, the museum has been displaying new sights for nearly 70 years with it's focus on art, craft, & design. Read on to find out more about this Pacific Northwest gem.
- The Beginning: In 1947, an arts fair organized by the Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Association showcased the many talented creators of the region—and shined a light on the need for a museum to house their work. The organizers of the fair would address that need by establishing the Bellevue Arts Museum.
- The Museum: Opened as a gallery in 1975 in a former schoolhouse, BAM then moved to a former funeral home, then to the third floor of Bellevue Square. Finally, in 2001, it found a home of its own—a blocky, postmodern masterpiece designed by homegrown architect Steven Holl.