From concerts to theater, gallery exhibits to author events, the Mercer Island Arts Council curates and sponsors a variety of opportunities for patrons of all ages to connect with arts, culture, and creativity on the Island throughout the year. Visit this page often for details about upcoming series, special events, new programs, and more.
The Bayeux Tapestry: History in Stitches
Tuesday, April 30 | 7 pm | Mercer Island Community & Event Center | $15
Tickets at mercerislandsistercity.org/events, or mail a check to MISCA c/o Jane Brahm, 7420 N. Mercer Way.
Equal parts artistic masterpiece and invaluable historical document, the Bayeux Tapestry vividly illustrates the story of the Norman Conquest. Uncover William, Harold, and the tangled motivations of 1066 in this talk with noted art historian Rebecca Albiani. This program is presented in partnership with the Mercer Island Sister City Association. Enjoy refreshments courtesy of MISCA following the talk.
About Rebecca Albiani
A long-time lecturer at the Frye Art Museum, Rebecca Albiani holds a MA from Stanford University and a BA from University of California, Berkeley. She served as a graduate lecturing fellow at the National Gallery in Washington, DC, as well as a Fulbright Scholar in Venice, Italy.
Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement
Saturday, May 11 | 2 pm | Mercer Island Library | FREE | Find more information here.
The rebellious Pre-Raphaelites connected art to everyday life and asserted the value of handmade objects during the burgeoning Industrial Age. Preview Victorian Radicals, which opens at the Seattle Art Museum on June 13 and features 145 paintings, textiles, decorative arts, and more, during this talk with art historian Tamara Moats. This program is presented in partnership with the Mercer Island Library.