Bellevue Arts Museum to reopen galleries on Saturday, February 6

February 04, 2021

February 4, 2020
Contact: Emilie Smith
Phone: 425.519.0755

Bellevue, WA—Bellevue Arts Museum will reopen its galleries to the public on Saturday, February 6. The decision follows a recent announcement from the Washington State Governor’s office stating that King County will move into phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery program. Gallery visits will be by timed-entry appointment only to ensure compliance with state-mandated capacity restrictions.


Key information

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

Timed entry: To ensure compliance with state-mandated capacity restrictions, guests are required to book a timeslot before visiting the Museum or Museum Store. Reservations can be made at

Admissions pricing:










Children under 6


BAM members

More information:


New exhibitions

The Museum is also pleased to announce that visitors will be able to enjoy three new exhibitions in the first and second-floor galleries. If you are interested in setting up a tour or interview to learn more about any of BAM’s exhibitions, contact Emilie Smith, Marketing Manager, at

  • Piotr Szyhalski—COVID-19: Labor Camp Report features all 225 of the ink drawings that artist Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp made in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the protest movements that flourished in the US over the course of 2020.

    Through July 4

    Themes: COVID-19 | Current events | Protest art | Poster design | Ink drawings

  • Pulped Under Pressure: The Art of Handmade Paper is a traveling exhibition that underscores contemporary issues through the craft of hand papermaking. The exhibition features over 30 works from seven artists who have adopted hand papermaking as a tool for activism and social engagement, and who are pushing the boundaries of the medium.

    Through July 4

    Themes: Papermaking | Social activism

  • 20 Under 20: Liberation is a teen-made and -curated show that explores how teens have participated in, reflected upon, and redefined liberation in this historical moment. The show is on view in the Museum’s Community Education Gallery.

    Through April 11

    Themes: Liberation | Teen artists | BAM Teen Arts Council


Ongoing exhibition
  • Yellow No. 5 takes a critical and humorous look at culture, consumerism, and how the two forces often work in tandem to conceal their connection through the work of nine regional artists. Curated by Tariqa Waters.

    Through April 18

    Themes: Consumerism | Multidisciplinary work | Local artists


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.


BAM from Home

BAM will continue to produce video tours for the BAM From Home series once the galleries reopen. Virtual tours, lectures, craft tutorial videos, and more are located on the Museum’s BAM from Home and BAM from Home KIDS pages.


3D Tours

BAM will continue to provide 3D tours of the Museum’s current exhibitions for those unable to visit in person. Tours for Yellow No. 5, as well as America’s Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains and Anna Mlasowsky: Never Odd or Even, are available on the Museum’s website. A new tour exploring the Museum’s recently opened exhibitions will launch later this 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.