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December 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Madeleine Albright’s powerful pins coming to Bellevue

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright always went forth armed with diplomatic acumen and a snazzy brooch pinned to her jacket. She picked out many of them based not on their price tag, but what they symbolized; after Saddam Hussein’s press referred to her as an “unparalleled serpent,” she wore a snake pin to…


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December 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

New tenant for the old doll museum in Bellevue

The KidsQuest Museum, now residing in the Factoria Mall in Bellevue, just received more funding in its quest for a new home. The city of Bellevue’s just-approved budget includes $2 million for KidsQuest; that puts the museum’s Good to Grow Campaign at $6 million, halfway toward its $12 million goal to purchase and renovate…


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June 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Going to B.C.? 2 art exhibits to see

Vancouver Art Gallery will open two exhibitions on June 28 that look extremely promising: “Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting,” and “On Stage: Recent Acquisitions.” The historical show comprises three themes: Landscape, People and City, reflecting the progress of artists’ reaction to these subjects in Canadian life. In “On Stage,” “each of the…


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May 30, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Pompeii travels across time to Seattle in 2015

No, not that ridiculous movie, nor the insanely catchy pop song by Bastille. This is “Pompeii: The Exhibition,” coming to Pacific Science Center in Seattle from Feb. 7-May 25, 2015. The traveling exhibit includes artifacts on loan from the institutions in Italy that excavated them, such as frescoes, coins, altars, gladiator helmet and plaster…


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May 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Scott Lawrimore moves to UW post

Artist Buster Simpson, left, and Scott Lawrimore/Courtesy Frye Museum Local artist/curator Scott Lawrimore is again on the move — he’s left his post at The Frye and has just been named the first director of the UW’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery, effective July 1. According to a news release, “he is taking on an upgraded and re-imagined…


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January 6, 2014 at 4:39 PM

New hours at BAM, White River Valley museums

New year, new hours for two area museums: —Bellevue Arts Museum is now open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, and the BAM Museum Store is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Admission is free 11 a.m.-8 p.m. the first Friday of each month. BAM administrators said that they had received “constant inquiries about new hours that allowed…


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