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Bellevue Arts Museum is more than just a building. Contemplate, appreciate, and discuss visual culture with the Museum's curators, explore the galleries, and watch art history lectures. All from home!

Curator Tours

Take a quick virtual trip to BAM! Join our Executive Director & Chief Curator Benedict Heywood in discussion about some of the works on view at the Museum.



Inspired in part by the natural world, Morgan Madison’s Somnodrome uses glass to explore the worlds we inhabit and those we build around ourselves. The piece originally appeared at BAM in 2018 as part of our glass biennial.



BAM’s Executive Director & Chief Curator walks through a model of the Museum's Steven Holl designed building in advance of the opening of Steven Holl: Making Architecture.



Ko Kirk Yamahira's sculptures at BAM were created by meticulously unravelling, parting, and disentangling a single sheet of artist's canvas.



Dylan Neuwirth's SCREENS recalls how the static of analog TV screens connected us to the unimaginable expanses of interstellar space and time.




Fabricated from the simplest of materials, Andy Arkley's Chromomotion is a heady mix of exotic shapes and colors.




Them is one in a series of public expressions of rage and resistance, created by Polish-born artist and educator Piotr Szyhalski, a.k.a. Labor Camp.



Nicole Gordon's Asylum installation illustrates how a single environment can be simultaneously both chaotic and a treasured sanctuary and safe house. The installation makes up part of the artist's solo exhibition, Altered States.




Bremerton-based artist Joey Veltkamp's quilt, Washington State Ferries (Retired), references the storied history of the Pacific Northwest.




A recent addition to the Museum Forum, Seattle-based artist Elizabeth Jameson's series, The Ghost Queens, is a beautiful example of pastel on paper.




Take a spin through the surrealist world of Nicole Gordon from the heart of her BAM exhibition 




Learn how Oscar Tuazon's sculpture, Everything is Burning, has been used to connect our community! 




Richard Barlow's large-scale sequin work in the Museum Forum, P1020786.jpg, references the fascinating history of photography.



Studio & Gallery Tours

Get a glimpse inside artist studios and the Museum galleries in these videos celebrating artistic spaces.


The Altered States penguins took advantage of the empty galleries during BAM's COVID-19 closure to explore their own exhibition. Check out the video to take a virtual tour of Altered States and see the penguins get into some mischief in the galleries.



Renowned architect Steven Holl leads a tour of his archive building in Rhinebeck, NY. See the inside of this Holl-designed space and hear directly from the architect as he discusses models created for projects from throughout his career. 



See where renowned architect Steven Holl creates the watercolors featured in the current Bellevue Arts Museum exhibition, Making Architecture and hear directly from Holl as he reflects about growing up in the Pacific Northwest.


Loggia Lectures with Rob Prufer

Enjoy a virtual installment of our popular art history lecture series, Loggia Lectures with Rob Prufer! Sponsored in part by Xfinity.

In "The Innocents at Home," Rob discusses the Hospital of the Innocents in Florence, Italy. From popular portrayals, including Bernardino Poccetti's 1610 fresco The Story of the Hospital of the Innocents, to the architecture and fascinating history of this longstanding charitable institution, explore the connections between art, history, and the world we live in today.


Looking for activities for kids & families?

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