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Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

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Address: 2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-5906
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+1 509-456-3931
10:00 - 17:00
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Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural...

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with five underground galleries, an orientation gallery, cafe, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The museum campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House, a library & archives, an auditorium and outdoor amphitheater. The exhibits and programs focus on three major disciplines: American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art. The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays are half-price admission days. On Wednesdays, the museum is open until 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

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Spokane's best place to learn about local history, culture, and art.

Great traveling exhibits along with locally produced events. Right now the museum is undergoing significant change in leadership with a new Executive Director coming on board at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great traveling exhibits along with locally produced events. Right now the museum is undergoing significant change in leadership with a new Executive Director coming on board at the end of February. There will be many new things happening at the Museum as it kicks off its second century.

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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The MAC is always a treat. It's traveling exhibits are second to none. Right now, for instance, there is an Egyptian exhibit until Jan. 6, 2017. Spokane is very fortunate to have world class shows like this one. Show your support and GO!

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Everett, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the traveling Egypt Exhibit. The rest of the museum contained some local art. Don't miss the historic home and carriage house next door. Their a real treat.

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West Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

At only $10 per person it is well worth the stop. The Ancient Egypt exhibit is small but adequate. There was a lot of interactive fun for kids but interesting facts for adults. This museum appears to be geared towards kids but was enjoyable nonetheless. The Campbell House was fun to walk through and gave a lot of history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

For a city the size of Spokane we are amazed at how much art and culture it is willing to spend money on. Located in an area of town with many very old large homes as well.

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Big Sky, Montana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited here while on vacation in Spokane. Seemed a bit overpriced considering there was really only one exhibit. The Egypt exhibit was very small. The worst part of the visit was the amount of really young school children. They were literally screaming & running around completely out of control. Also they had no services for food or drink. Experience may... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A bit disappointing is how I can best summarize the experience. We were excited that they were show casing an Egypt exhibit along with their normal art exhibit. The facility itself is very modern, inviting and well laid out, however it's the contents that make a museum and the Northwest Museum of Art misses the mark. The Egypt exhibit was... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Loved learning about Spokane history and looking around the historic Browns edition surrounding the museum. Facilities are on the newer side and revolving exhibits make recurring visits more exciting.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The visiting exhibit was from Egypt. It was well organized with videos, visual objects and hands on activities. I enjoyed this segment very much. The museum was also an art gallery. That section was also enjoyable. For $2 extra, you could tour the Campbell House. The house had its own museum in the former garage. The house and furnishings were... More 

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited this museum for the first time in over 25 years and were pleased to see a new exhibit, Lost Egypt, that had started only days before our arrival. The displays were interesting, but the line of travel throughout the exhibit seemed to be disjointed and hard to follow. The paintings by Linda Hyatt Cancel were beautiful and well... More 

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