In addition to long-term exhibits, the Burke Museum also presents special exhibits that rotate several times a year. From conservation photography, to recent discoveries in natural history, to the finest traditional and contemporary cultural arts, Burke exhibits invite all visitors to examine the critical issues of our time.
Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired will explore the dynamic relationship between the Burke Museum and Northwest Native art, artists, and scholars. Featuring work by contemporary artists whose practice has been inspired by the objects in the Burke’s collections, the exhibit will demonstrate how today’s artists and art historians learn from past generations.
From a Colombian coal mine, scientists have discovered 60 million year old remains of the largest snake in the World, Titanoboa cerrejonensis. Measuring 48 feet long and weighing up to 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile. Delve into the discovery, reconstruction and implications of this enormous reptile.