Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NorthEast
425-519-0770

Mission

Bellevue Arts Museum is a leading destination in the Pacific Northwest to experience art, craft, and design. BAM engages the community through exhibitions, programs, and publications, featuring regional, national, and international artists.
 


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Exhibition - Camp Fires

Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque Of Leopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu, And Richard Milette Camp Fires explores the concept of "Camp" as manifested in the works of three important francophone Canadian ceramic artists: Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu, and…

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Exhibition - Counter Couture

Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture Counter-Couture celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and 1970s. Often referred to as the hippie movement, the Counterculture of the era swept away the conformism…

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Exhibition - Jana Brevick: This Infinity Fits in My Hand

In Jana Brevick's hands, the prosaic household object or tool is transformed into a gem. The resulting work juxtaposes a high level of metal craftsmanship with a droll tongue-in-cheek delivery. With a nod to Man Ray, these wry "chance meetings" are…

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Exhibition - Nathan Vincent: Let's Play War!

Let's Play War is Nathan Vincent's first solo museum exhibition. The New York-based artist, whose work was featured in BAM's 2011 group show The Mysterious Content of Softness, continues to explore the power of fiber to challenge ideas about the…

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Exhibition - In The Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi

Recognized as the patriarch of American woodturning, Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) spent over 50 years on a quest to unveil the compelling beauty hidden in wood from around the world. Rivers of wood grain, rhythms of growth, and traces of infestation…

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Exhibition - Emerge/Evolve 2014: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass

The Bullseye Glass Company started the Emerge competition twelve years ago as a commitment to emerging artists working in kiln-formed glass. Emerge/Evolve 2014 features finalists from the Emerge 2014 competition alongside new work from former Emerge…

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Exhibition - Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

In reaction to being described as an "unparalleled serpent" by Saddam Hussein's press, Madeleine Albright—then U.S. ambassador to the U.N.—wore a golden snake brooch to her next meeting with Iraqi officials. This symbolic act of adornment led to…

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Exhibition - The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest

The frontier represents the final boundary, signifying a geographic region as well as an abstract realm where original ideas evolve and take shape. In "the new frontier"—on the cusp of the unknown and untested designer-makers are resetting…

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Exhibition - BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood

Bellevue Arts Museum is excited to announce this year's participating artists. With more than 180 applications, the response to the call for proposals, as well as the quality of the entries, exceeded the Museum's expectations. From this talented and…

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Exhibition - Jason Walker: On The River, Down The Road

Northwest artist Jason Walker is widely celebrated for his skillfully executed ceramic sculpture. Treading a fine line between storytelling and social criticism, Walker's work explores the human experience as reflected in Nature. His painted…

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Exhibition - Nick Mount: The Fabric Of Work

Nick Mount: The Fabric Of  Work—Sculptural Glass from a Master of Australian Craft Showcasing exquisite work by one of the world's leading studio glass artists, Nick Mount, this exhibition features a new series of glass tableaux. Comprised of…

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Exhibition - Quality Is Contagious

Quality Is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works After acclaimed woodworker John Economaki developed a severe and sudden allergy to wood dust, he was prevented from continuing his life's work. Rather than renounce his craft entirely,…

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Exhibition - The Art of Gaman

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942 - 1946Gaman (pronounced gáh-mon) means to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.This poignant exhibition features arts and crafts from the…

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Exhibition - Under Pressure

Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation This exhibition traces printmaking’s rise to prominence in postwar American art. Informed by the central question why printmaking?, this…

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Exhibition - Fragile Fortress: The Art Of Dan Webb

Seattle artist Dan Webb returns to Bellevue Arts Museum with his first museum solo exhibition. In recent years, Webb has turned toward the unusual practice of wood carving, often at large scale. Featuring never-before-seen sculptures alongside some…

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Exhibition - Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami

This groundbreaking exhibition explores the history and evolution of paper folding. Over 140 works by 45 master folders from around the world—from countries as diverse as Japan, the United States, Uruguay and Russia—showcase the power of origami…

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