Bellevue Arts Museum

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Bellevue Arts Museum explores the role of technology in craft with Atoms + Bytes [December 29]

Chris Antemann returns to Bellevue Arts Museum with lavish exhibition Forbidden Fruit [December 1]

BAM brings prestigious Louis Kahn exhibition to Bellevue [October 27]

BAM brings provocative Camp Fires exhibition to the United States [August 11]

Bellevue Arts Museum hosts most successful annual auction gala, raising over 1.3 million during Artful Evening [July 22]

Counter-Couture captures the energy and character of the 1960s and 1970s through the era's handmade fashion and style [June 11]

Bellevue Arts Museum partners with IDS West to present The New Frontier in Vancouver, BC [June 5]

The 69th annual BAM ARTSfair features 300 juried artists [May 21]

Bellevue Arts Museum partners with Gage Academy of Art to introduce Gage Teen Art Studios at BAM [May 20]

Retrospective of revered American Craft icons to be shown at Bellevue Arts Museum [Apr 21]

Nathan Vincent's Let's Play War! asks what it would look like if the toys of our youth grew up with us [Apr 7]

Madeleine Albright visits BAM in celebration of Read My Pins [Mar 9]

Bellevue Arts Museum presents northwest jewelry designer and sculptor Jana Brevick's first solo exhibition [Jan 30]

Bellevue Arts Museum explores the unique character of Northwest design in The New Frontier [Jan 29]

Bellevue Arts Museum to host third Biennial Symposium [Jan 7]


Bellevue Arts Museum to showcase rising talents in kiln-glass [Dec 29]

Secretary Madeleine Albright's powerful pin collection to be exhibited at Bellevue Arts Museum [Dec 17]

Bellevue Arts Museum awards the 2014 John and Joyce Price Award of Excellence to Seth Rolland [Nov 14]

Denise Lane receives 2014 Rondo Award in recognition of her long-standing support of the arts [Nov 14]

Bellevue Arts Museum Debuts its 3rd Biennial, Featuring New Work by 39 Northwest Artists [Sep 3]

Acclaimed ceramicist Jason Walker to exhibit new installation created specifically for Bellevue Arts Museum [Aug 28]

Linda Pawson Appointed Executive Director of Bellevue Arts Museum [Aug 14]

Useful and Beautiful Objects: A Survey of John Economaki's 40-year Career Travels to Bellevue Arts Museum [Aug 7]

Sculptural Glass from a Master of Australian Craft Travels to Bellevue Arts Museum [Aug 7]

Bellevue Arts Museum Celebrates Success of Annual Fundraising Gala [July 24]

Renowned Collection of Post WWII and Contemporary Prints Travels to Bellevue Arts Museum [June 17]

Karin Kidder Appointed Director of Marketing and Communications at Bellevue Arts Museum [June 13]

Introducing Jennifer Navva Milliken: Newly Appointed Curator of Craft at Bellevue Arts Museum [June 12]

The Art of Gaman: A moving exhibition on creativity and perseverance [May 23]

The Power of Small: BAM to showcase origami exhibition [May 2]

BAM ARTSfair: Today's emerging artists may be tomorrow's masters [Apr 30]

Celebrated sculptor Kathy Venter to be featured at Bellevue Arts Museum [Feb 26]

Bellevue Arts Museum presents first museum solo exhibition of Seattle artist Dan Webb [Feb 24]

Not so ordinary after all: BAM presents exhibition exploring the domestic plate [Feb 20]

BAM Announces Selected Artists for BAM Biennial 2014 [Feb 3]

BAM Curator Nora Atkinson Joins the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery [Jan 15]

Works by Influential Names in Contemporary Craft Travel to Bellevue Arts Museum [Jan 15]

Bellevue Arts Museum Receives Grant for Fragile Fortress: The Art of Dan Webb [Jan 7]

Bellevue Arts Museum Welcomes 2014 with New Operating Hours [Jan 6]


World-renowned Isabelle de Borchgrave brings opulent paper dresses to life at Bellevue Arts Museum [Oct 15]

Tales come alive through collage, glass, and fiber at Bellevue Arts Museum [Oct 3]

BAM presents never-before-seen works in Rick Araluce's first solo museum exhibition [Aug 2]

BAM continues the momentum – again raising more than $1 million at Artful Evening, the Museum's annual gala and auction [July 24]

BAM ARTSfair celebrates 67 years of presenting juried art, live entertainment, and delicious food from July 26 - 28 at Bellevue Square & Bellevue Arts Museum [July 3]

BAM to honor local ceramist Patti Warashina with Wit and Wisdom exhibition [May 29]

BAM presents Zoom Symposium: Objects of Desire on June 1 with Special Guests Marirosa Toscani Ballo & Oliviero Toscani [May 23]

Twelve emerging artists featured in 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards [May 8]


Fun & whimsical, BAM presents maneki neko collection [Dec 27]

Currency as Art – Love Me Tender explores humankind's obsession with money [Dec 17]

BAM receives NEA grant to support exhibition of Northwest ceramic artist Patti Warashina's influential work [Dec 11]

Bellevue Arts Museum presents Zoom. Italian Design and the Photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo [Nov 29]

BAMignite after-hours event returns November 16. Now extended through midnight! [Nov 5]

Bellevue Arts Museum focuses on fiber for second edition of BAM Biennial, voting begins Oct 25 [Oct 11]

Evocative Japanese Bamboo Art at BAM this Fall [Oct 1]

The self-made artist: Nikki McClure featured at Bellevue Arts Museum this fall [Aug 24]

Bellevue Arts Museum unveils Court of Light Sculpture Garden [Aug 16]

Bellevue Arts Museum invites patrons to be "In the Loop" [Aug 9]

BAMignite strikes with "Funk Out" theme on August 17 [Aug 7]

Stefano Catalani to be honored with Arts Fellow Award at Pottery Northwest's annual fundraiser [Aug 1]

Bellevue Arts Museum's fundraiser breaks all-time record: Over $1 million raised [Jul 26]

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair: Enough to dazzle even the most seasoned art enthusiast! [Jul 12]

African American quilts materialize the power of abstraction [Jun 7]

BAM presents major exhibition on Shaker culture [May 16]

BAM ARTSfair: In its 66th year and as vibrant as ever! [May 9]

BAM announces selected artists for BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet [Mar 16]

After-hour party BAMignite: Meditation Rave at Bellevue Arts Museum [February 23]

Making Mends: BAM explores healing power of art with new exhibit [February 22]

BAM presents first retrospective of renowned Seattle jeweler Mary Lee Hu [January 31]

The consequences of our desires: BAM presents Dirk Staschke's first solo exhibition [January 25]

INDULGE: jewelry marketplace returns to Bellevue Arts Museum [January 18]

Want to play? BAM presents 2012 NCECA Invitational [January 5]


BAM presents first retrospective of renowned Seattle jeweler Mary Lee Hu [December 22]

Larry Wright appointed Managing Director of Bellevue Arts Museum [September 22]

New exhibit Travelers: Objects of Dream and Revelation opens at BAM [August 22]

BAM's Fundraiser breaks all-time record [August 2]

Bellevue Arts Museum presents first retrospective of design icon George Nelson [July 21]

Bellevue Arts Museum presents 40-year survey of innovative sculptor Michael Cooper [June 28]

Bellevue Arts Museum honored with 2011 Eastside Business Award [May 26]

BAM announces search for Managing Director [May 18]

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair ranked one of the top 100 fairs in the nation [May 4]

Seattle artist Cathy McClure reveals newest installation at Bellevue Arts Museum [April 21]

BAM launches new hours & $25 family ticket [March 17]

Bellevue Arts Museum brings largest collection of Latin American jewelry to the U.S. (Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry) [February 23]

BAM celebrates contemporary fiber art (The Mysterious Content of Softness) [January 26]

INDULGE: jewelry marketplace returns to BAM for its 2nd year [January 18]


A collision of cultures at Bellevue Arts Museum: Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey [December 30]

BAM to present the work of celebrated furniture maker John Cederquist [December 6]

Nathan Craven announced BAM Biennial People’s Choice Award Winner [November 17]

Bellevue Arts Museum opens applications for 2011 BAM ARTSfair [November 12]

Bellevue Arts Museum features first museum solo exhibition of Seattle artist April Surgent [October 20]

Bellevue Arts Museum appoints Marsha Wolf Director of Development [October 18]

A Guilded Estate Sale at Bellevue Arts Museum [October 13]

Seattle icon Ginny Ruffner to be featured at BAM [September 23]

Bellevue Arts Museum announces BAM Biennial award winner [September 2]

BAM raises $575,000 at annual fundraiser – and announces a new national award [July 22]

Bellevue Arts Museum announces BAM ARTSfair award winners [June 30]

Felt artist Janice Arnold live at work at Bellevue Arts Museum [May 27]

Major Northwest artists to be showcased at Bellevue Arts Museum (The Art of Discovery) [April 1]

Bellevue Arts Museum to showcase significant glass collection of John & Joyce Price [March 9]

Lisa Gralnick: The Gold Standard at Bellevue Arts Museum [March 2]

BAM presents retrospective of acclaimed shoe designer Beth Levine with support from Nordstrom[January 27]

Bellevue Arts Museum announces selected artists for BAM Biennial [January 21]

INDULGE: BAM launches new three-day jewelry marketplace [January 19]

Bellevue Arts Museum appoints Stefano Catalani Director of Curatorial Affairs/Artistic Director [January 14]