December 7, 2012 – January 26, 2013 in the Downstairs Galleries

Ken Means Carousel

“There is nothing else in the world that can touch so many and appeal to everyone as a carousel.” In 2005 Coos Art Museum provided a preview of the carousel Ken Means was creating. Since then Means has endeavored to bring his monumental project to life, creating all aspects of a traditional carousel. This extraordinary exhibition includes riding figures, decorative mirrors & panels, rounder boards, housing for the musical organ and sleighs & chariots for seating. Accompanying the project are drawings and tools used in its creation.



December 7, 2012 – February 2, 2013 in the Mabel Hansen & Uno E. Ricther Atrium Galleries

Fine Art Prints from the Permanent Collection

An exhibition of original fine art prints by internationally recognized artists such as Romare Bearden, Robert Rauschenberg, & James Rosenquist. Northwest artists include Glen Alps, Lyle Matoush, & Erik Sandgren.


December 7, 2012 – February 2, 2013 in  the Clare Wehrle Community Gallery

Art from the Nancy Devereaux Center

The Nancy Devereux Center offers support programs for veterans, homeless & mentally ill. It provides studio space for artists & community. CAM will showcase two of these very prolific artists & at least five other Center artists.

Lighthouse School Art

The Lighthouse School, an independent charter school in the North Bend District, serves grades K-8. Its mission is to provide students with a challenging & creative learning environment dedicated to academic excellence. Visual arts play an important in their “whole child” approach.

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