Since its inception in 1981, the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) has striven to connect people through art with the diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. With its combination of a permanent collection and pieces borrowed from five U.S. states and British Columbia, MoNA offers a wide lens to experience the story of our region.
In addition to its vast perpetual assortment of painting, glass, print and installation art, MoNA features three rotating exhibits a quarter. These exhibits showcase the talented artists who have been inspired by the Pacific Northwest, like beloved landscape and cityscape painter, Paul Havas; the 'Mystics', a group of painters inspired by the indigenous culture around them; the work of Chicano and Latino regional artists and much more.
"We are the only museum that focuses exclusively on Northwest art," says Christopher Shainin, MoNA's Executive Director, "MoNA prides itself on fully utilizing the gifts artists have given us to connect viewers to their environment and help lead discussions on issues facing our community." Open seven days a week; MoNA makes it easy to enjoy its ever-evolving displays again and again. Admission and parking are completely free. Guests are welcome to wander at their leisure or take advantage of a guided tour.
"It makes a lovely day trip to experience the museum and explore La Conner, which has great restaurants, shops, and scenic walks. With our variety of exhibits and art mediums, you'll see something different every time you visit."
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