Bellevue Arts Museum resumes pre-pandemic operating hours, launches summer exhibitions

August 12, 2021
Tip Toland, "Grace Flirts." Image: Courtesy of the artist; Alden Mason, "Rainbow Rocker." Photo: Emilie Smith; Terri Grant, "Falling Into the Sky 4" (detail). Photo: Kim Fetrow Photography

August 12, 2021
Contact: Emilie Smith
Phone: 425.519.0755

Bellevue, WA—Bellevue Arts Museum has expanded its hours in order to give more community members an opportunity to visit the Museum. The building will now be open Wednesdays – Sundays from 11am – 5pm. This schedule update marks a return to BAM’s normal operating hours for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent public safety measures in Washington State. Visitors are no longer required to book a time slot in advance. Masks are required for all guests.


Key information

Open hours: Wednesday– Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Admissions pricing:










Children under 6


BAM members

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Summer exhibitions

The Museum also recently launched its full slate of summer exhibitions. If you are interested in setting up a tour or interview to learn more about any of BAM’s exhibitions, contact Emilie Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications, at

  • Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing is the first comprehensive museum exhibition for Northwest artist Alden Mason since his passing in 2013. Mason was a prolific painter whose exuberance and inventiveness in form, color, and style helped pave the way to midcentury modernist art in the Pacific Northwest.

    Through October 10, 2021

    Themes: Painting | Modernist art | Local artist

  • Tip Toland: Empathy in Clay presents a selection of both new and older works from ceramic artist Tip Toland, highlighting her unique ability to capture vulnerable human moments in clay.

    Through January 2, 2022

    Themes: Ceramic art | Sculpture | Local artist

  • Trace: Terri Grant & Purnima Patel features innovative new glass works from artists Terri Grant and Purnima Patel. The exhibition draws inspiration from the many meanings of the word trace.

    Through January 2, 2022

    Themes: Glass art | Collaborative exhibitions


Bellwether 2021

Bellevue Arts Museum is thrilled to be a venue for this year's Bellwether Arts Festival in Bellevue. Keep an eye out for details regarding public programs and artwork in the Museum's Community Education Gallery and Forum Space. Learn more »


Public Programs

In-person programs—including Free First Friday—and docent-led tours are on hold until further notice. Look out for new virtual programs and additional no-contact kids craft kit pickup events outside the Museum in the coming months.


3D Tours

BAM will continue to provide 3D tours of the Museum’s current exhibitions for those unable to visit in person. The tour for Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing is available on the Museum’s website. A new tour exploring the Museum’s new second-floor exhibitions will launch next month.


About Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum provides a public forum for the community to contemplate, appreciate, and discuss visual culture. We work with audiences, artists, makers, and designers to understand our shared experience of the world.