Please Note: This event has expired.

Virtual Event

Artist Conversations with Marilyn Montufar and Michelle Kumata (Online)

Presented by Bainbridge Island Museum of Art at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island WA

Jan 17 2021
Artist Conversations with Marilyn Montufar and Michelle Kumata (Online)

Join us for a live conversation with artists Marilyn Montufar and Michelle Kumata as they share personal and relevant stories of migration, identity, and race, centered around their art featured in the group exhibition Breathe.

The conversation will be moderated by BIMA Associate Curator, Amy Sawyer. Bring your questions, share your reflections, and erase some of the distance in listening.  Free, registration is required.

Michelle Kumata is a 3.5 generation Japanese American artist and Seattle native with a BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. She worked as a graphic artist at The Seattle Times for over a decade and then served as Exhibit Director at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience for 12 years.

Michelle is influenced by heritage, identity and legacy. She is currently exploring the Japanese diaspora in the U.S. and Brazil through oral histories and visual storytelling. These stories are powerful tools that parallel current issues of immigration, racism and culture and challenge my growth as an artist.
Marilyn Montufar is a fine art photographer, educator, and activist with ten years of research, production, teaching, and

View more


Free, registration is required.

    Official Website


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Full map and directions


Parking is available and free to our visitors.


    • Wheelchair Access

BIMA is located in the Island Gateway complex which has accessible parking spaces on Ravine Lane. There is a flat surface entering the courtyard, which leads into the museum. Parking is also

View more

CONNECT WITH Bainbridge Island Museum of Art



Get the best of Currents Online in your inbox.

Sign up for the weekly newsletter