Current Exhibitions

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It Happened Here: Expo '74 Fifty Years After

May 4, 2024-January 26, 2025

This 50th anniversary exhibition revisits the historical roots of Expo ‘74’s environmental theme and the community spirit it kindled and features familiar, nostalgic, and lesser-known stories from the MAC’s largest archival collection. Highlights include a bejeweled denim costume that Liberace wore for one of his Expo ’74 performances, Sister Paula Turnbull’s model for Spokane’s now-famous Garbage Goat, an original Sky Ride gondola, and films from the MAC's archives.

Expo '74 image: NWC 129 – Dormaier, Jacob #164, Spokane Public Library (Jacob Dormaier Expo '74 Collection)


It Happened Here: Expo '74 Fifty Years After Exhibition Info