Since the crackdown on street vendors selling vials of "authentic" Picasso blood, it's been harder than ever to get close to famous artists. Go under the influence of genuine masterpieces with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a one-year individual membership, as well as one drink ticket for a BeGin! event, from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (a $55 value).
The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) brings together art, Native American exhibits, and historical artifacts from the Inland Northwest in a variety of exhibits and a collection of more than 68,000 objects. With a one-year Member Plus One membership to the museum, you and a guest will enjoy benefits such as:
- Unlimited free admission to the museum galleries and the historic Campbell House
- Free admission to family events
- Free admission to BeGin! events
- Annual members' holiday Wassail Party at Campbell House
- Advance notice on upcoming museum events, lectures, and programs
- Subscription to MAC Messenger e-newsletter
- 10% discount at the Museum Store and at Café MAC, as well as on purchases from the Art @ Work Gallery and historic photo reproductions from the Joel E. Ferris Library & Archives
- Discounts at select museums and historical societies in the Time Travelers Reciprocal Program
- Discounts and offers from the MAC's community partners
Named the "Best Attraction" by the Inland Northwest Tourism Awards in 2008, the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture continues to enthrall, educate, and entertain its visitors. Take a break from penning your rock opera about Dennis P. Hession and peruse current exhibits—the Harold Balazs (pronounced "blaze," like the American Gladiator) exhibit surveys the local artist's 50 years of work in mediums such as jewelry, children's toys, sculpture, and folk furniture, while Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection highlights items from the Manning American Indian Collection, acquired by the museum in 1916 as its founding collection. Included with this deal is a drink ticket for BeGin!, the museum's after-work party held on the second Friday of each month at 6 p.m.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture was named the #1 Museum in CityVoter and KREM's Z Best of Spokane List:
Northwest Museum of Art & Culture Spokane
The Northwest Museum of Art & Culture preserves and illuminates an extensive collection of material about the Plateau Indian culture of the Pacific Northwest. Traditional textiles and carvings coexist with more than 10,000 photographs that document the indigenous culture. Historic regional paintings include works from Spokane's Works Progress Administration arts center, which created a vibrant space for artists in the depths of the Great Depression.
In addition to its staggering exhibits and regular collections, the museum immerses guests in turn-of-the-century culture with the Campbell House, which is nestled on the campus. Originally built by Idaho mine owner Amasa Campbell at the end of the 19th century, the neoclassical revival home designed by Kirtland K. Cutter provides a window into the life of a wealthy northwestern family at the turn of the century. A handsome Tudor façade welcomes visitors before they venture into the elegantly restored interior, which deftly mixes architectural styles with a French-style reception area, a Middle Eastern–style game room, and a library outfitted with an inglenook fireplace and an authentic steam-powered flat-screen TV.
2316 W 1st Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99201Get Directions