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Summer 2024 MAC BOUND

Community is the MAC’s theme for this Summer, as we debut our newly redesigned seasonal booklet that you are holding in your hands. As a community-focused organization, the MAC is here to connect people through art, culture, and history. This coming season we have especially rich offerings led by an engaging group of exhibitions that celebrate community in different ways. Through It Happened Here: Expo ’74 Fifty Years After and 1924: Sovereignty, Leadership, and the Indian Citizenship Act , we mark the anniversaries of two pivotal events in this city’s history and explore the influence both have had on the Inland Northwest in the years since. For Driving the American Dream: 1970s Car Design , we have connected with car collectors and clubs in Spokane, working with our community to make this exhibition a celebration of design through the lens of a decade that was challenging on many fronts. May 31–June 2, we’ll welcome thousands of people from all over the region to the MAC’s 39th annual ArtFest. During this award-winning festival, people will gather here on the museum’s campus to support local artists while enjoying food, drink, and a bigger-than-ever lineup of live, local music. Our exhibitions and the educational programs and events we create are invitations, and we welcome every person who lives in and visits the Inland Northwest to learn and grow here, together, with us.

The MAC is here to connect people through art, culture, and history.

on the cover: U.S. Pavilion waiting area. Expo ’74 Photograph Collection, Ferris Archives at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture/Eastern Washington State Historical Society (L-2002).

You belong at the MAC.

Wesley P. Jessup, executive director


It Happened Here: Expo ’74 Fifty Years After Through January 26, 2025

In 1974, the World’s Fair came to Spokane. During its six-month run, the fair hosted ten countries, featured a star-studded event calendar, sponsored three environmental symposiums, and attracted more than five million visitors. This 50th anniversary exhibition revisits the historical roots of Expo ’74’s environmental mission and its popular “community spirit” legacy. Through September 8, 2024, see also Expo ’74: Films from the Vault, featuring digitized film footage from the MAC’s largest archival collection. Share your own memories of Expo ’74 and browse others’ stories too!

Opening Ceremonies Expo ’74, May 4, 1974, Expo ’74 Photograph Collection, Joel E. Ferris Research Archives (L2002-33.23).


1924: Sovereignty, Leadership, and the Indian Citizenship Act Through February 2, 2025 On June 2, 1924, Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act, granting citizenship to American Indians born in the United States. In 1925, Spokane hosted the first American Indian Congresses, convening tribal leaders, government officials, and community members from around the United States to discuss rights and advocacy. 1924 commemorates this 100- year anniversary with a close-up look at how early local tribal leaders and their people navigated the challenges of being both U.S. citizens and citizens of their own sovereign nations.

Driving the American Dream: 1970s Car Design June 15–September 14, 2024 Car design changed dramatically in the 1970s, when the flamboyance and muscle of the 60s drove up against a far sterner, less prosperous decade. Watergate, fiscal stagnation, and the Carter-era energy crisis subdued the flare of the 60s, and cars of the 70s matched the times. Now, 50 years later, we can see these vehicles in a new light—as iconic beauties of a bygone era.

from left to right: Mercury Cougar, photo by Cory Komberec. Cheverolet Chevelle, photo by Michael Nestor. Members of the Spokane Tribe parade down Main Ave, 1925, Joel E. Ferris Research Archives (L94-8.85).


Woman, Artist, Catalyst: Art from the Permanent Collection June 29, 2024–March 9, 2025 Focusing on locally, nationally, and interna- tionally known woman-identifying artists, this exhibition of work from the MAC’s per- manent collection showcases the quality and varied focus of leading artists and art move- ments in the Inland and Pacific Northwest.

Joe Feddersen: Earth, Water, Sky September 28, 2024–January 5, 2025 Joe Feddersen: Earth, Water, Sky showcases the breadth of the artist’s 40-year career, including printmaking, glass, weaving, and ceramics. From miniatures to wall-sized installations, the exhibition features over 100 works and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue.

above: Z. Vanessa Helder, Palouse Rhythm , 1939–1941, watercolor on paper, gift of Ms. Ruth Thompson, 1984 (3016.3). right: Joe Feddersen, Rugged Trail 2 , 2005, blown glass, 18.5 x dia. 19 in., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Museum Purchase, Works from the Heart Art Acquisition Fund, 2011 (4266.1), photo by Dean Davis Photography.


Art Source in the Helen South Alexander Gallery supports regional artists through showcase exhibitions. Buy or rent art through Art Source at the MAC.

Doug Martindale: Legends and Landscapes July 12–August 31 This show of select works by Spokane-born-and- raised artist Doug Martindale juxtaposes limited- edition prints of famous personalities from his early career with the pure, intense color and richness of the softchalk pastel landscapes that represent his current artistic expression.

Jeff Weir: Go West Through June 30

Jeff Weir is a Coeur d’Alene-based artist who brings life and feeling to ideas of days gone by in his oil-on- canvas paintings of regional wildlife and figures. Weir uses vibrant colors and contrasts to create art that brings depth and animation, even playfulness, to what can be, in life, stoic and serious.

Jeff Weir, Space Cowboy , courtesy of the artist.

Doug Martindale, New Moon , 2019, courtesy of the artist.


MAC Programs are invitations to learn, connect, and create at Your Museum.

Illuminating a Medieval Bookmark Wednesday, June 26, 5:45pm $40 members, $45 non-members Recall the rich history and intricate detail of illuminated manuscripts with teaching artist Hannah Charlton and create your own medieval bookmark. We provide supplies. Stories from the Vault: Dynamite, Spies, and Bull Pens Wednesday, June 26, 6pm free with admission Learn the history of the Western Federation of Miners, the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Buffalo Soldiers, and local mine owners from docents stationed throughout Campbell House.


weekly programs recur each month Tuesday Gallery Talks Every Tuesday at 11am free with admission

Third Thursday Matinee Thursday, June 20, 1pm $7 per person

In our summer matinee series, KSPS “Saturday Night Cinema” host Shaun Higgins presents award-winning international films, all inspired by the pavilions of Expo ’74. First up: Picnic at Hanging Rock (Australia, 1974).

Truly connect with the works of art in our galleries through insightful talks led by curators, educators, and invited specialists. Practical Centering: Yoga Every Wednesday at 1:30pm $18 members, $20 non-members Certified instructor Larkin Barnett leads a well-rounded movement class in one of our galleries. Book Club with a Beverage! Sunday, June 9, 1pm $18 members, $20 non-members Join our monthly book club for lively discussions moderated by local writer and university instructor, Jenny Davis. Check our website or social media for the month’s featured book.

Driving Through Time: The Ford Model T Saturday, June 22, 2pm free, donations welcome

In this lecture, we go all the way back to the original automobile, the Ford Model T. Learn about its history, cultural impact, and mechanical firsts in this lecture by the Inland Empire Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America. See Model Ts up close and chat with the cars’ enthusiastic owners.


MAC After Hours Wednesday, June 26, 5–9pm 50% off regular admission, free for members Thursday Night Live is no more. We’re moving the party to a new night! Starting in June, come to the MAC every last Wednesday of the month for live music on the plaza, an outdoor beer garden, art classes, and more. Find each month’s offerings on our website.


Chicago to Seattle: World’s Fairs at the Turn of the Century Saturday, July 6, 11am $8 members, $10 non-members Discover the lasting impact of world’s fairs this summer in Campbell House. Join us for this guided tour exploring the Camp- bell family’s fair experiences, the souvenirs they collected, and the timely restoration of the historic house itself. Limited space available. Book Club with a Beverage! Sunday, July 14, 1pm $18 members, $20 non-members Check our website for July’s book.

Sketching Historic Browne’s Addition Wednesday, July 31, 6:30pm $20 members, $25 non-members Local artist Megan Perkins will lead a summer evening outdoor sketching class. Come early to enjoy a glass of wine and live music, and then meet on the lawn to sketch Spokane’s most iconic neighborhood. Bring your own art supplies. Stories from the Vault: Dynamite, Spies, and Bull Pens Wednesday, July 31, 6pm free with admission See June for details. MAC After Hours Wednesday, July 31, 5–9pm 50% off regular admission, free for members We’re open late monthly every last Wednesday with art, music, food, and drink. Each month’s lineup is posted on our website.

Our Stories: Black Families in Spokane Friday, June 28, 11am–4pm included with admission Join descendants of the city’s Black pioneers to learn about their families. Enjoy documentaries, storytelling, crafts, and a basket- ball shootaround with some of Spokane’s stars. There will be a DJ and foodtrucks, too!

Third Thursday Matinee Thursday, July 18, 1pm $7 per person

Join us for the second interna- tional film in our summer series presented by KSPS host Shaun Higgins: The Enigma of Kasper Hauser (West Germany, 1974).

Youth Programs and Summer Camps

July Get Messy! Art Camp Grades 2–6 Day Camps, July 9–12, 9am–2pm registration is per day, on the day(s) of your choice We welcome kids to unleash their creativity without inhibition. They will experiment with clay modeling, painting, marbling, free form sculp- tures, beading, and much more.

weekly Story and Craft Every Saturday at 11am included with admission

Full STEAM Ahead! Grades 2–6

Day Camp, July 23–26, 9am–2pm Weeklong Camp, July 30–August 2, 9am–2pm choose registration for the week or by day(s) Over four themed days, campers take on nature-based STEAM challenges through printmaking, Rube Goldberg machine building, and electronic circuit crafting.

Story and Craft is a fun read-aloud program every Saturday for kids ages 3–7. We’ll read an illustrated children’s book together, then do a craft activity related to the story. Come for the story, the craft, or both. for educators/programmers Summer Field Trips August 14–30 morning or afternoon sessions MAC field trips bring art, history, and culture to life. Students engage with our exhibitions through guided tours that complement and enhance your summer youth programs.

August Get Messy! Art Camp Grades 2–6

Day Camps, August 6–9, 9am–2pm registration is per day, on the day(s) of your choice See July for details. One-Day Camps: $50 members, $45 non-members Weeklong Camps: $190 members, $175 non-members Early Drop Off/Late Pick-Up: 8–9am, 2–5pm, $12/hour

MAC to Basics: Art Adventures Grades 3–7 Weeklong Camp, July 16–19, 9am–2pm registration is for the whole week In this weeklong fine arts camp, kids explore drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpting using diverse materials and techniques. All skill levels are welcome.



Chicago to Seattle: World’s Fairs at the Turn of the Century Saturday, August 3, 11am $8 members, $10 non-members See July for details. Book Club with a Beverage! Sunday, August 11, 1pm $18 members, $20 non-members Check our site for August’s book. Third Thursday Matinee Thursday, August 15, 1pm $7 per person Our International film series hosted by KSPS’s Shaun Higgins continues with Mon Oncle Antoine (Canada, 1971).

Movement & Music: Outdoor Yoga, Live Music, and Wine Thursday, August 22, 5:30pm $35 members, $40 non-members Come to the MAC for yoga on the green with live music! Profes- sional instructor Larkin Barnett will lead a movement class to the soundtrack of local musicians. Afterwards, enjoy a private “wine down” social hour (wine is provided). Bring a picnic!

Stories from the Vault: Dynamite, Spies, and Bull Pens Wednesday, August 28, 6pm free with admission See our website for August’s theme. MAC After Hours Wednesday, August 28, 5–9pm 50% off regular admission, free for members Live music, art, food, and wine!

outdoor movie night Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Friday, August 23, 8pm $5 per person

Join us in our amphitheater and a galaxy far, far away to watch Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, 3PO, and R2 as they save the galaxy from Darth Vader and the Empire’s world-destroying Death Star.



Chicago to Seattle: World’s Fairs at the Turn of the Century Saturday, September 7, 11am $8 members, $10 non-members See July for details. Book Club with a Beverage! Sunday, September 8, 1pm $18 members, $20 non-members September’s book will be posted online. The Lowedown Thursday, September 5, 12pm free Get the inside scoop from Spokane Symphony Director James Lowe before the Masterworks concert at the Fox Theater. Entertaining and witty and armed with music and video clips, James will share juicy gossip and interesting facts about the featured works and composers.

Third Thursday Matinee Thursday, September 19, 1pm $7 per person The final film in the four-part Expo-inspired series presented by KSPS host Shaun Higgins is Dersu Uzala (Soviet Union, 1975). MAC After Hours Wednesday, September 25, 5–9pm 50% off regular admission, free for members See September offerings on our site.

STCU Teachers’ Night at MAC After Hours

Wednesday, August 28, 5–9pm free admission for teachers Calling all teachers! Present your valid school email for free admission and a drink ticket, then preview the MAC’s Fall exhibitions and learn about our field trips and educational programming. Paint and Sip Wednesday, August 28, 5:45pm $20 members, $25 non-members Free your inner painter at our watercolor workshop taught by Spokane artist, Megan Perkins. Bring your art supplies and cre- ativity and interpret the Spokane landscape of your choice.

Stories from the Vault: Dynamite, Spies, and Bull Pens Wednesday, September 25, 6pm free with admission See June for details.


Blue Star Museums Free museum admissions for active-duty military and their families, Armed Forces Day (May 18)–Labor Day (September 2)

Active-duty military, bring your family and come visit Your Museum for free! Qualified members must show a current military ID card at Admissions. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America.

ArtFest May 31–June 2 $5 per person Kids 5 and under FREE

This three-day juried festival of art and fine craft at the MAC features paint- ings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, and jewelry by regional artists, plus: • Live music in the amphitheater • Art projects for children • Food trucks




The Museum Store at the MAC is full of fun, quirky, thoughtfully curated items you can’t find anywhere else in Spokane—jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, cards, prints, games, books, and more.

Admission is not required to shop. MAC members get a 10% discount.


fossils and stones art and craft kits

blown glass artware art, culture, history, and regional interest books toys and plushies


Todd English (1952–2023) MAC Volunteer Extraordinaire

From the day he first joined us in 2019, Todd was a beloved member of the MAC family. He was as reliable as he was unwaveringly cheerful, reporting daily to volunteer at the museum with the proclamation: “it’s just another beautiful day in paradise!”

Todd did whatever we asked of him with enthusiasm, whether it was helping with exhibition installations, leading school visits, or guiding tours through Campbell House. His sudden death in 2023 broke our hearts. We all feel his absence here and we know that others in the Spokane community do as well. It helps to know that his legacy lives on through his friends who will always remember him. We are grateful for Todd and for everything he gave to the people and the museum he loved.


Become a MAC member or do more with your membership. There’s no better way be part of the MAC community than as a member. Connect with others in curiosity and wonder while supporting art and culture in the Inland Northwest. Benefits include free admission, special discounts, members-only opportunities and events, and much more. Learn more about our membership levels and join, upgrade, or renew today! You’re welcome!

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Up With People cast that performed at Expo ’74, May, 1974, Expo ’74 Photograph Collection, Joel E. Ferris Research Archives.

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