Artfully Edmonds brief: Tribute to Lance Wood Hart at Cascadia Art Museum Thursday

Photo courtesy of Cascadia Art Museum.

Thursday, Nov. 5
2 p.m.
Cascadia Art Museum

Salish Crossing, 190 Sunset Ave. #E
In 1920, celebrated Northwest artist Lance Wood Hart created a series of five mural panels for the Fraternal Order of Moose lodge in his home town of Aberdeen, Washington. Although the original murals have been lost and the building razed, studies of these historic murals have survived.

On Thursday, Nov. 5,  Cascadia Art Museum members, donors and guests are invited to join the Hart family in celebration of the installation of four of these vibrant murals now hanging in the museum entryway.  

The works were commissioned by the museum and re-created by Seattle artist Tenold Sundberg.

A reception is planned for attendees following the dedication, with light fare provided.

Museum hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday open until 8 p.m.

  1. This museum is a great asset to the Edmonds community and the waterfront. It is a place you will want to take your out of town guests to.

  2. These murals are beautiful. I am sorry I will be out of town for this tribute. And yes, Tom, this Museum is fabulous!

  3. I have researched Lance Wood Hart. I came across a number of his illustrations he penned while attending J.M. Weatherwax Sr. High School which he attended. The paintings you have on display were taken from Comp Drawings to be painted inside the Aberdeen Moose Hall. So far I do not know if they where ever actually rendered. I attended a number of dances there when I attended Weatherwax, but never paid attention to the walls. I am not sure if they were ever painted. The bottom part of the building still stands, When I returned home (Aberdeen) the Moose Lounge’s two top floors had been removed and what was left became Sydney’s Casino. When I located the drawings in the Aberdeen Museum of History where I was the director, I was astounded. They were simply beautiful, Mr Hart was great. I am still researching, trying to discover what happened to the original murals.

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