The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture↑ in Spokane↑, Washington↑, USA↑, offers exhibits, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities for all life-long learners. Founded as the Eastern Washington Historical Society in 1916, the museum actively explores methods to use its collections in the service of building community and specialized information about human experience in the Inland Northwest↑. Sixty-five thousand objects, 400,000 photographic images, and a large manuscript collection offer research and learning opportunities from primary sources focused on American Indian↑ culture, especially Plateau↑ cultures, regional history, and visual art.
The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with 5 underground galleries, an orientation gallery, café, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The MAC campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House (open for tours, included in admission price), library & archives, an auditorium and outdoor amphitheater. The exhibits and programs focus on three major disciplines: American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art. The MAC is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is located at 2316 W. First Avenue in Spokane, Washington, just one mile west of downtown.
Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Friday open by donation 5 to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.