Through entertaining and thought-provoking adult education programs, classes, workshops, and tours, the Museum engages lifelong learners in a better understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, human history and cultures, crafts-making skills, and the natural world which envelopes us. By means of lectures, talks, demonstrations, films, live performances, tours, and hands-on instruction in a variety of disciplines, led by highly qualified professionals, the Museum offers a diversity of unique, engaging and fun learning opportunities.
Learn about the exhibitions
February 8-May 3, 2020
Temporarily Closed Until May 4
This exhibition will plunge you into the heart of the drama and the ruins of the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, lost for almost 1500 years after being buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Now the most advanced scientific research brings to light the extraordinary achievements of Pompeii and Roman society. You’ll see artworks and artifacts that take you into the world of a first-century Roman town. Then hear the roar of Mount Vesuvius and feel the earth move under your feet as the volcano erupts before your eyes.
Developed by TEMPORA in collaboration with Civita, Filmmaster and distributed by EDG.Get Info about Pompeii: The Immortal City
Mount St. Helens
December 21, 2019-September 6, 2020
Temporarily Closed Until May 4
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, which remains the most destructive in United States history and one of the most universal memories in the Pacific Northwest. Experience personal accounts of the event and learn how Mount St. Helens has advanced our understanding of volcanoes more than any other eruption in history.Get Info about Mount St. Helens: Critical Memory
May 23-August 16, 2020
American Impressionism features 41 extraordinary paintings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The artworks display the distinctive Impressionist brushstroke along with subjects ranging from scenes of the bucolic countryside to intimate portraits of friends and neighbors, reflecting the transition of American artists from more formal academic styles and subjects to the modern influences of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
Exhibition organized by the Huntington Museum of Art and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.Get Info about American Impressionism: Treasures from The Daywood Collection
Savages and Princesses
May 23-August 9, 2020
Savages and Princesses brings together twelve contemporary Native American visual artists who reclaim their identities by replacing stereotypical images that fill the pop culture landscape. Using humor, subtlety, and irony, the telling is always honest and unequivocal. Images and styles are created from traditional, contemporary, and mass culture forms.
Curated by ExhibitsUSA, based on an exhibition curated by America Meredith, Cherokee Nation artist and arts writer.Get Info about Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes
Roots of Wisdom
May 30-September 6, 2020
Children and families will discover the unique partnership between cutting-edge western science and traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples. The exhibition tells the stories of four communities, giving visitors real life examples of how complementary solutions to ecological and health challenges are being applied to improve our world. Through the voices of elders and youth, storytelling, hands-on interactives, and clever video games, visitors will take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age-old practices.
Exhibition designed and produced by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.Get Info about Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science
June 6, 2020-Summer 2021
Plateau tribes of the Upper Columbia are experiencing a resurgence of canoe culture, reconnecting with tribal traditions and with the river that was once so integral to their way of life. The MAC, in collaboration with the United Tribes of the Upper Columbia (UCUT) will tell the story of the annual inland canoe journey – from the purchase of old growth cedar logs and carving the dugouts to the annual launch and landing at Kettle Falls each June - through contemporary and historic canoes supported by the words of those who have experienced it.
This summer and fall watch UCUT carvers create a 20-foot dugout canoe on the grounds of the MAC!Get Info about Awakenings: Traditional Canoes and Calling the Salmon Home