Late-Summer Art Exhibitions in Bellevue


Ochre by Richard Diebenkorn. From Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation on display now at the Bellevue Arts Museum

As summer comes to a close, there are a number of outdoor events to enjoy in Bellevue, but don’t miss the exciting exhibitions that can be found in the Bellevue Arts Museum and the Hall Spassov Gallery. These incredible late-summer exhibits encompass a number of movements and media, so there’s something for every kind of art fan to appreciate.

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Bird and animal pins by Himeko Fukuhara, Kazuko Matsumoto, and Unidentified Artists. From The Art of Gaman at Bellevue Arts Museum. Photo: Terry Heffernan

The Japanese concept of “gaman” means “to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.” Visit The Art of Gaman exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum to view more than 120 artifacts made by Japanese Americans while incarcerated at internment camps during World War II. Made with found materials, the artifacts include paintings, woodcarvings, furniture, tools and more and serve as a poignant testament to the perseverance, resourcefulness and spirit that withstood one of the darkest chapters in American history. The Art of Gaman is on display at the museum now through October 12. For more information on this exhibit, click here.

The exhibit Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation traces this rise to prominence in printmaking and explores the diverse ways artists have adopted, embraced and transformed the versatile medium over the last five decades. The exhibit, held at the Bellevue Arts Museum, features selections from renowned artists such as Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol from a number of major movements in contemporary art, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Photorealism and Minimalism. For more details on Under Pressure, click here. For museum hours, admission, and other information, visit

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Sunday Suvenirs by Amy Spassov. From She Did It at Hall Spassov Gallery

During the month of September, Hall Spassov Gallery presents She Did It, a group exhibition that celebrates the female artist. On view will be works by Hall Spassov’s female artists including sculptures by JD Hansen and Cheryl Ekstrom, encaustic works by Alicia Tormey and Eileen Goldenberg and paintings by Ryoko Tajiri , Aileen Chong  and Jaye Schlesinger to name a few. Admission to the gallery is free, and the exhibit is open now through September 30. For more information, visit

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