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Arts & Museums
The museum at the Carnegie offers a glimpse of life from Clallam County's past.
Cooperative art gallery of local (Clallam & Jefferson County) artist and quality crafts people. They display watercolors, oil, pastel, wood block, glass, photography, jewery, pottery magnets and cards.
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is the westernmost center for contemporary art in the contiguous United States. Its superlative physical setting provides an inspiring frame for cultural offerings. Open all year round and presenting exhibits of visual art in all media. PAFAC has presented works by more than 500 artists principally from the Northwest. The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center presents a mix of works by widely recognized masters and innovative emerging artists using a wide range of art media and aesthetic approaches.
Sequim's cultural history and art museum, the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley owns and operates four Sequim-based facilities: the historical, circa 1893 Dungeness Schoolhouse, MAC Exhibit Center, DeWitt Administration Center with the Whatton Research Library and the Second Chance Consignment Shop. The Exhibit Center features the Manis Mastodon exhibit, Jamestown S'Klallam Longhouse exhibit, local history exhibits, art exhibits that change monthly, and the museum store.
The 2,000+ square foot gallery is centrally located in downtown Sequim. Staffed by the Member Artists, the atmosphere is informal and congenial.
Come visit the birthplace of one of Canada's most famous landscape painters and writers, Emily Carr. The Emily Carr House is a historic site dedicated to her art, writings and life.
Visit the Royal BC Museum to be enlightened about local culture and long gone history. If the past is prologue to the present you will be able to see and explore countless exhibits and artifacts of lost worlds that cast a light on how we live today. Stroll through the Modern History Gallery to experience an authentic Herbalist Shop in old time Chinatown. The entire family, especially the young ones will be impressed with the startling exhibit in the Natural History Gallery of the life-sized replica of the dinosaur era Fossilized Woolly Mammoth complete with massive tusks and teeth. When planning your visit consider a trip to the National Geographic IMAX Theatre that's within the building. Royal BC Museum is a world class institution that is as entertaining as it is educational and a genuine treat for everyone. Different ticket packages are available, so check the website or call ahead for more information.
Helmcken House is part of the Royal BC Museum, and is one of the oldest houses in the province that is still in its original location. It was built more than 150 years ago by Dr. Sebastian Helmcken in 1852 and enables visitors to see what life was like in Victoria in the mid 1800s. In addition to the original furniture, there are also many of the doctor's antique surgical instruments on display.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is one of the most recognized art institutions in British Columbia. With works by well-known artist Emily Carr to its credit, the gallery attracts a lot of tourists as well as art connoisseurs. It also features seven exhibition rooms with facilities like heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The gallery is also home to a magnificent collection of Asian art. Other than that, a lot of contemporary and historic art is often displayed within the confines of this gallery. So all those of you intrigued by the nuances of Canadian art can drag yourselves here and indulge in the various genres of art.
Alcheringa Gallery is a haven for creations by tribal artists hailing not only from Canada but also from Papua New Guinea and Australia. It nurtures the raw talent of budding artists by providing them with educational and medical support. Several Aboriginal artists owe their fame to Alcheringa that has helped them carve a niche in the world of art in Canada and abroad. Artists whose works are often displayed at this gallery include Primrose Adams, Fah Ambers, Marjorie Cox and Keith Gawi among others. for more details, call ahead or visit the website.
Because of British Columbia's location on the west coast, maritime history is a key to understanding the creation of the province. The history of British Columbia's coastal existence is shown via displays of about pirates, heritage vessels, and shipwrecks. The museum cares for thousands of unique artifacts, historical photographs and an extensive chart collection.
Point Ellice House is one of the original examples of a privileged Victorian home. Located on the Gorge waterway in Victoria, BC it contains one of the largest collections of Victoriana in North America. Tour the house and stay for tea. Take a moment to explore the gardens, which contain some of the original plantings.