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Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

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Address: 2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-5906
Phone Number: 15094563931
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural...

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with five underground galleries, an orientation gallery, cafe, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The museum campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House, a library & archives, an auditorium and outdoor amphitheater. The exhibits and programs focus on three major disciplines: American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art. The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays are half-price admission days. On Wednesdays, the museum is open until 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

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Fascinating, eclectic, well-curated

It was a rainy day and we were looking for indoor activity and really lucked out. Once in the very new-looking building we were greeted very warmly. When we said we were all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

It was a rainy day and we were looking for indoor activity and really lucked out. Once in the very new-looking building we were greeted very warmly. When we said we were all students of a life-long learning institute in AZ, we were very generously granted the student admission price (we did have our student ID's with us). A really... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I took a tourism class here a year back and enjoyed the building. Located in Brown's addition it is a newer building with beautiful historic homes surrounding it. Great museum with neat things to see. If you are around Brown's addition I recommend stopping by.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

A nice community asset, with great views, a light-hearted, humorous sculpture garden, gallery space for several concurrent shows or events. Kids art play space. Rotating exhibits. We saw a very nice photo exhibit of a Nez Perce powow done with infrared photo technique.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Situated on the cliff edge in the elegant Brown's Addition neighborhood. Free bonus view! Within walking distance of downtown. A modern, light-filled space which had a phenomenal photo exhibit when we visited. Kids art-making space. Good gift/book/art shop. Next door is a museum mansion house staffed with volunteers who love to tell bout the family who built it and Spokane... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The exhibits are varied here. There is great permanent exhibits of Spokane' s history. Showcases national touring exhibits frequently. Great way to spend a rainy or too hot afternoon.

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Medical Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Just joined to museum this year and totally have enjoyed all th presentations so far. Grandkids loved the Lego exhibit and so did the grandparents-thats us. Look forward to catching all the exhibits we can this year. Great experience and learned alot.

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Thank Jean N
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Love the exhibits and support for art MAC provides. We're members who visit often and who bring our grandkids. Always something to interest and delight us all. Great gift shop always a stop at Christmas and special occasion shopping. Wonderful location, easy access, exceptional community support. Not to be missed.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

A beautifully designed contemporary building. It flows well and each space flows to the other. Relatively small but the admission is only $10 and $5 for students of all ages. The fee also includes the Campbell House which is interesting to see.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The MAC puts on really interesting exhibits and galleries for the member of its community. I love going in and just exploring the place. Every staff member is extremely friendly and more than willing to answer or help in any way possible. For a small price, it is worth it to get to see the place.

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The MAC is a great place to spend a rainy day or lazy afternoon, all the while learning interesting facts about our history. I can be a bit of a cheapskate so really enjoy 1st Friday's when admission is free on the 1st Friday of each month. The current exhibit is called Treasure, and has lots of interesting displays and... More 

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