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"Time is finally turning a kind eye on me. But it barely matters, for I am dashing into the future." –Yayoi Kusama

Happy birthday to artist Yayoi Kusama! We can't wait for "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors"—an exhibition on the evolution of the Japanese artist's immersive, multi-reflective "Infinity Mirror Rooms,"—to travel to SAM June 30. #YayoiKusuma #InfiniteKusama...
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Watch the latest Personal Landscapes video with choreographer Jessica Lang. Lang shares how Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork inspired the costumes in her ballet featured in Pacific Northwest Ballet's Director's Choice production on now through March 26. Make the connection between art inspired by art inspired by nature and visit "Seeing Nature" at SAM to see O'Keeffe's painting, "Black Iris VI" in...
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Love going to the movies? Come to SAM for Family Circle: The Films of Yasujiro Ozu! The British Film Institute (BFI) calls Yasujiro Ozu “one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, in any medium or any country.” Critic David Thomson says that “the Western moviegoer won’t be able to resist Ozu, for he is a treasury of humane intelligence and feeling.” He was also an unruly rascal....
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Film/Life: Family Circle - SAM Blog

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03/21/2017 at 18:01. Facebook
Our final free #SAMWinter event of the season is March 31! Join us at the Olympic Sculpture Park for the last Art Encounter with movement artist Paige Barnes as she explores the interconnections between the systems of the body and the surrounding environment. In this multi-media menagerie, pulse readings are the source material for a collaborative performance with musician Evan Flory-Barnes,...
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03/21/2017 at 02:07. Facebook
We've partnered up with Northwest African American Museum to offer two free events. "Complex Exchange" pairs Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines in a series of conversations to tackle themes inspired by SAM's exhibition "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series" and NAAM's "An Elegant Utility: Building Family and Community in the Central District" RSVP now for the first event...
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Complex Exchange: Communities of Yesterday and Tomorrow

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03/20/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
"Washington state received about $7 million in NEA grants between 2013 and 2015, though the arts agency reports that every dollar of NEA funding is matched by up to $7 in other contributions, resulting in $46.8 million to arts and culture groups." -The Seattle Times

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No Miró, no Picasso: How Trump’s proposal to kill NEA would hurt Seattle

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03/20/2017 at 18:28. Facebook
Come celebrate the SAM Gallery opening reception for "Pulp Fictions."

FEATURED ARTISTS
Alfred Harris
Cathy Sarkowsky
Kate Sweeney
Jennifer Zwick

Light refreshments will be available.

Free and open to the public.

On our website: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Image: "Kali Pink" (detail) by Kate Sweeney, 54 x 30 in., mixed media on paper.

SAM Gallery: Opening Reception for Pulp Fictions - Free

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03/20/2017 at 17:17. Facebook
SAM joins The Association of Art Museum Directors in strongly opposing the proposed elimination of federal arts agencies, the NEA and NEH.

The arts play a crucial role in a robust democracy—sparking creativity, generating dialogue, and inspiring us with diverse viewpoints and ideas.

These organizations provide essential support for arts, culture, and educational programs in communities...
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AAMD Statement on Proposed Elimination of NEA, NEH, and IMLS

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Seattle Art Museum
03/19/2017 at 22:44. Facebook
#SAMRemix returns this Friday, March 24! This after-hours creative event is packed with energy, music, and art inspired by our current exhibitions, "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series" and "Seeing Nature." Dancing, performances, tours, art making—what is your favorite part of #SAMRemix?

Advance tickets always sell out so get yours today. visitsam.org/remix
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03/19/2017 at 21:02. Facebook
Complex Exchange pairs Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines in a series of conversations to tackle themes inspired by the exhibition "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series" on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and "An Elegant Utility: Building Family and Community in the Central District" at the Northwest African American Museum.

Free with RSVP: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Complex Exchange: Communities of Yesterday and Tomorrow - Free

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03/19/2017 at 20:13. Facebook
Ever wonder how our curators decide what art to acquire? SAM’s Chinese lacquer "Large Plate" was selected for the museum by Asian art curator Henry Trubner. How and why he chose it is the story of a pivotal moment in SAM’s growth. Find out more on the #SAMBlog.

Object of the Week: Large Plate - SAM Blog

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03/18/2017 at 18:23. Facebook
"Seeing Nature" is open now through May 23 at the Seattle Art Museum: visitsam.org/seeingnature #SeeingNature

"Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series" is on view now through April 23 at Seattle Art Museum: visitsam.org/migration #JacobLawrence #MigrationSeries

Free Winter Weekend events at Olympic Sculpture Park on select days through March 31: visitsam.org/winter #SAMWinter

Artwork: "Birch...
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03/18/2017 at 17:38. Facebook
“Such a play on our self-perspective, our imagination, and our relation to the natural world is possibly the most powerful thing about 'Middle Fork'. As [John] Grade puts it, museum spaces create a place for us to think about something reflectively." –Tacoma News Tribune

Have you had a chance to see "Middle Fork" at SAM? visitsam.org/middlefork #JohnGrade #MiddleFork

Review: Pair of tree sculptures worth a trip to Seattle

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03/17/2017 at 23:41. Facebook
Manet. Monet. Moran. Klimt. Don't miss this incredible exhibition #SeeingNature visitsam.org/seeingnature
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03/17/2017 at 18:19. Facebook
"Spencer Finch: The Western Mystery" will be on view in the PACCAR Pavilion at Olympic Sculpture Park starting April 1.

As the sun slips away and daylight turns into twilight, we become keenly attuned to the shifting colors of the sky and our surroundings.

New York–based artist Spencer Finch has dedicated his practice to the study of light and color and the ways in which we perceive them. At...
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Spencer Finch: The Western Mystery - Free

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03/17/2017 at 15:51. Facebook
"Art is basically part of liking humanity. Why would I want to oppose oppression or support human rights? Because humans can do beautiful things like make art. It’s very much an alpha/omega situation for me." –Mary Joyce, Member since 2013.

Because SAM believes everyone should have access to art and creativity, we offer memberships at a variety levels. Find out more about joining as a...
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For the Love of Art: Mary Joyce - SAM Blog

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03/16/2017 at 23:46. Facebook
How do the senses factor into landscape art? Watch Chiyo Ishikawa, SAM’s Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting & Sculpture, as she discusses Jan Brueghel the Younger’s "The Five Senses"—the five paintings that greet you as you enter "Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection." Stay tuned for more videos from our new Personal...
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03/16/2017 at 20:07. Facebook
"'In this exhibition, he’s not doing a historical narrative, he’s doing what he saw out his windows and what he experienced in the street,' says Barbara Earl Thomas, an art historian and visual artist based in Seattle." – KCTS 9

See all sixty panels of "Jacob Lawrence: Migration Series" together for the first time in two decades on the West Coast. #JacobLawrence #MigrationSeries...
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Jacob Lawrence’s ‘The Migration Series’ Reunited for SAM Exhibit | KCTS 9 - Public Television

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03/16/2017 at 17:58. Facebook
Just a friendly reminder that art outlasts life, "Boys Blowing Bubbles" by Michaelina Woutiers incorporates a number of symbols of fragility, transparency, and the ephemeral, the most overt of which is the delicate bubble that one boy attempts to catch with his hat. This 17th-century Flemish genre scene offers a moment to reflect on the fleeting nature of existence. It's also a moment to take...
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03/16/2017 at 17:42. Facebook
In connection with the 10th anniversary of the Olympic Sculpture Park, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi from the architectural firm Weiss/Manfredi present Seattle Genealogies: The Olympic Sculpture Park and Emerging Cultural Ecologies.

During this public conversation, the architects will discuss the design of the Olympic Sculpture Park, the evolving Seattle Waterfront, and their advocacy for...
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Weiss/Manfredi: Seattle Genealogies - Free

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