Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Founded in 1916, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest, serving more than 100,000 visitors a year. We are one of Washington States' five Smithsonian affiliates and are accredited by the ...

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Founded in 1916, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest, serving more than 100,000 visitors a year. We are one of Washington States' five Smithsonian affiliates and are accredited by the Alliance of American Museums. The museum resides in the historic Browne's Addition neighborhood of Spokane, Washington.

Commonly referred to as the MAC, the museum preserves and cultivates the heritage of the Inland Northwest people through collections, exhibitions, and programs that bring their stories to life. Our collection of Plateau Indian art and artifacts is the largest in the world; more than one million objects are maintained and preserved including fine art, artifacts, documents, photographs, and material culture from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The world-renowned Joel E. Ferris Research Archives offers researchers from around the world an opportunity to explore our vast collection.

Plan a visit to the 1898 Campbell House. This 13,000 square foot historic residence, designed by Kirkland Cutter, provides a firsthand experience of life in Spokane at the turn of the 20th century.

The MAC also offers Art Source (art rentals and sales), a monthly Thursday Night Live, Summer and Day Camps, a MAC Cafe, and MAC Store, and we are proud to present Spokanes annual ArtFest, now in its 33rd year.

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