Exhibitions

  • Looking Back - Photography in the Seventies

    September 30 - November 22, 2013

    Traditional photography, since its invention in 1839, was about framing and documenting the world, but by the early 20th Century, artists like Alfred Steiglitz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Walker Evans began to document the world in a more self-consciously artistic way.Read more...*

  • David Maisel / Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime

    January 7 - February 14, 2014

    In conjunction with the Whatcom Museumís exhibition Vanishing Ice, the Western Gallery will present a survey of David Maiselís major aerial photography projects.Read more...**

  • John Grade Workshop

    February 24 - March 17, 2014

    Students will work with John Grade, an acclaimed Seattle artist, in a workshop focusing on environmental themes. They will re-create his large scale work Meridian, 2008 which is composed of rubber, fabric and foam for the new site of the gallery.Read more...

  • Australian Aboriginal Art, The Kaplan and Levi Collection

    April 7 - May 17, 2014

    The Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan Collection was developed over many years of travel and research to seek out the best work by Aboriginal artists. Ranked as the preeminent collection of Australian Aboriginal art in the US, this collection reveals the diversity and aesthetic power of one of the most exciting areas in the field of art today.Read more...

  • Student Senior and BFA Show

    May 26 - June 14, 2014

    The Senior Show brings together an exciting variety of work in photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fibers, and mixed media that reflects the vitality and diversity of the Studio Art program at Western.

  • The Flow Project

    July 16 - 20, 2014

    In conjunction with an international summit on the relevance of the Arts in resolving social and cultural challenges, the Western Gallery will present an exhibition of participating artists who explore a threshold concept in their inquiries concerning issues such as leadership, social change, health, the environment, spirituality, science and technology, and civic engagement. The exhibition will continue through the month of July.

* ©Lee Friedlander, Washington, D.C., 1976. Collection of the Washington Art Consortium: Henry Gallery, University of Washington; Museum of Art, Washington State University; Museum of Northwest Arts and Culture, Spokane; Seattle Art Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Western Gallery, Western Washington University; Whatcom Museum of History and Art.

** ©David Maisel, Lake Project courtesy of the artist and UC Museum of Art, UC Boulder

*** ©John Grade, Meridian, 2008, Rubber, rigid foam and cables, 14 x 16 x 16í. Courtesy of the artist.