The MAC July 2010 Calendar of Events

Christmas in July at Campbell House Wednesday, July 21st

Join us at this second annual benefit to celebrate Campbell House. This lawn party will be from 6-9:00 PM and will feature docent led tours of the historic home, a no-host bar along with seasonal silent auction packages and raffle baskets. There is no cost to attend – just come planning on bidding on these great items! Reservations are required. Call 509-363-5321 or email

Harold Balazs Exhibit - Opening Celebration
Saturday, July 17 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the MAC
Enjoy this Celebration of a Life in Art reception with brief remarks by Harold Balazs, Tom Kundig and Alan Dodge and the introduction of the new book Harold Balazs published by the University of Washington Press and Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Great klezmer music by local band Chutzpah!

Exhibit July 17 – October 9, 2010
The largest overview of Harold Balazs’ extensive career – presenting a rich and wildly varied survey of this local artist’s deep, unfettered and creative imagination. A must see summer exhibit. His outdoor installations can be seen throughout the city of Spokane. Lead Sponsors - Sterling Savings Bank and The Spokesman-Review

Premier screening of the new Tom Dukich film, Uncle Harold’s Wunder Stuff
July 22.
4:30 – 6:00 PM at the MAC Auditorium. Free to MAC members, others by general admission. $5-7

Mestizo: Collections and Cultural Fusions
July 31 - December 4, 2010
This exhibit illustrates the unique Mestizo identity fused from the disparate cultures of the indigenous people and the colonizing Europeans. Colorful! Informative and intriguing. Lead Sponsor: Gonzaga University

Young Artists Symposium
Saturday, July 24, 2010 1:00 – 3:00 PM In the Davenport Gallery
In honor of beloved local artist Harold Balazs and his upcoming exhibition Harold Balazs– A Celebration of a Life in Art, the MAC will be hosting a young artist symposium. Spend an afternoon with local artists Harold Balazs and Ken Spiering for an open discussion about the role of art & artists in affecting change in the public arena, art’s participatory nature, and its cultural contribution to a community. The event is free to the public. Space is limited. RSVP to or 509-363-5311. Exclusive sponsor is Wells Fargo

Gathering to Sing and Dance
August 7, 2010 – October 2010 Museum Orientation Gallery
This exhibit will highlight photographer Rob Roberts’ still images of the local, regional and visiting tribal peoples who gather for traditional summer celebrations (commonly known as powwows). The Riverfront Park Northwest Encampment and Julyamsh Coeur d’Alene Tribal Encampment are two annual events in the Spokane region that reflect the ongoing traditions of tribal songs and dances from the Plateau Tribes. A video produced by Shonto Pete, The Real Powwow Trail documents various aspects to these celebrations.

Current ExhibitionsTradition is my Life, Education is my Futures, Through July 3

Ruben Trejo:Beyond Boundaries, Aztlán y más allá through November 13, 2010

Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection through July 18, 2010

SpokaneTimeline: Personal Voices - long-term exhibit; current feature: Big Timber

Call (509) 456-3931 for additional information or e-mail Events are subject to change or cancellation. All events are on the Museum campus at 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, Washington unless otherwise noted.