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Seattle Art Museum is open today from 10 am–5 pm! Visit SAM to experience the new exhibition, "Seeing Nature," which begins with Jan Brueghel the Younger’s allegorical series of the five senses. These exquisite, highly detailed paintings provide a platform for you to explore the exhibition by considering your own experience with the world through sight, touch, smell, sound, and taste....
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Untangle the web of connections surrounding Paul Manship’s "Spear Thrower," a bronze sculpture that celebrates human strength and achievement in a clean, Modern form. Important links between works of visual art exist everywhere, and part of what SAM and other art museums can do for us is point out this vast web of interconnectedness.

Object of the Week: Spear Thrower - SAM Blog

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Grand indeed! Come in off the streets to see David Hockney's 21-panel painting, "The Grand Canyon," in person on view in "Seeing Nature." Enjoy beautiful landscape art from around the world over the 3 day weekend. We're open tomorrow, Monday, February 20 from 10 am–5 pm, for President's Day. #SeeingNature visitsam.org/seeingnature
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"If art history has proven one thing, it’s that the human eye never tires of natural beauty . . . Presented in chronological order, the collection showcases the evolution of landscape paintings from Jan Brueghel the Younger’s 17th-century sensory works to French Impressionist scenes from Monet and Cézanne to Thomas Moran and Georgia O’Keeffe’s majestic 20th-century visions of the American...
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"Seeing Nature" at the Seattle Art Museum

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"'This is America, the nation of all nationalities . . . For us to fall into the Fascist line of race bigotry is to defeat our unique personality and strength.' [Isamu Noguchi]'s words are no less urgent right now." – Artsy

"Black Sun" by Isamu Noguchi is on view year-round in Volunteer Park outside the Asian Art Museum. Visit the Asian Art Museum during the free closing Weekend Open House,...
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After Seven Months in a Japanese Internment, Isamu Noguchi’s Art Was Changed Forever

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"[Haegue] Yang builds her mesmerizing, delightfully absurd sculptures from everyday objects ranging from frosted lightbulbs to hair rollers to fake plants to hand-knitted cosies . . . allusions to craft and homemade trinkets appear across her oeuvre." – Artsy

Artsy features contemporary artists who incorporate knitting in their work, including Haegue Yang, whose work was seen in "Paradox of...
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These 8 Artists Are Giving Knitting a Place in Art History

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"Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection" opens today! Join us tonight for a free public celebration featuring in-gallery dance performances by Alice Gosti inspired by #SeeingNature and "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series", live music performed by Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year, Eugenie Jones, live soundscapes created by Perri Howard, and art making...
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Seeing Nature: Opening Celebration at Seattle Art Museum

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“I think we need to remember...that a lot of energy was put into changing things to get us to the point where we are now. But being where we are now doesn't mean that we don't have to put in the same kind of energy to get us to a place where we ought to be.” –Kerry James Marshall

We're thankful for this reminder during #BlackHistoryMonth. According to the Center for Disease Control, the...
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"‘Several of our curators, as well as other valued staff, are foreign-born. And of course we work with artists from all over the world, many of whom come to Seattle to install their work and present educational and cultural programs to our audiences,’ Kimerly Rorschach said. ‘This cultural exchange and international flow of people and ideas constitutes our lifeblood, and is essential to the...
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Seattle Symphony, Seattle Art Museum take on big political issues to sellout crowds - Puget Sound Business Journal

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"The Asian Art Museum’s current special exhibit, "Utsutsushi Utsushi", is one artist’s attempt at living everything—past and present, illusion and reality—in the here and now." – International Examiner

See "Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi" before it closes, February 26. Curated by Japanese artist Tabaimo, see important works from SAM's Asian art collection paired with immersive, animated video...
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The International Examiner – Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi is one artist’s attempt at living everything

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A medieval theme, the "Siege of the Castle of Love" acted as an allegory for the winning of others’ affections. Today's the day for wooing. Out of ideas? Take a tip from this carved ivory panel and try pelting people with roses! #Valentines

"Siege of the Castle of Love," ca. 1320-50, French. bit.ly/SAMArtCastle
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Hear from Wendy Red Star, winner of SAM's 2016 Betty Bowen Award, February 23 at Henry Art Gallery through their Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice (CICAP) lecture series. Red Star's work exploring the tensions between traditional Native American culture, colonialist histories, and contemporary representations of Native peoples is on view at SAM through March 5. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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And the winner of this year’s Association for Asian Studies, Inc. (AAS) Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize (China) is . . . Ping Foong, SAM's Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art for her book, "The Efficacious Landscape: On the Authorities of Painting at the Northern Song Court". Congratulations Ping! [ Bit.ly Link ]
"Seeing Nature" opens in just 3 days! Join us February 16 for our free community celebration from 5–9 pm at Seattle Art Museum. See these historically significant and breathtaking landscape paintings, enjoy dance performances inspired by #SeeingNature and #JacobLawrence, create your own artwork, and enjoy a live performance by Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year, Eugenie Jones. RSVP and invite...
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As Seattle Art Museum's Founding Director, Dr. Fuller’s search for rare objects led him to collect many small, old, and odd things, such as this mystifying "Amulet" with mummified monkey. Read the SAM Blog to find out what kinds of questions it has raised and to remember that our questions reveal infinitely more than one viewpoint ever could.

Object of the Week: Amulet with mummified monkey - SAM Blog

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"Essential American history, masterfully rendered." –The Stranger

The Stranger reviews "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series," Discover more about this incredible exhibition in their review. Want to learn more? Join us for public tours every Saturday and Sunday at 3:15 pm. visitsam.org/migration

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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series at SAM Is Essential American History, Masterfully Rendered

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"I bring my friends along. I brought my parents and cousins and brother and sister. A majority of my family has come to the museum because I feel they should come and see it." –Beimnet Demelas

Share your love of art with your loved ones—consider becoming a SAM member today and see "Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection" first at the Member Preview on...
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For the Love of Art: Beimnet Demelas - SAM Blog

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Now hanging in the Brotman Forum, swing by to say hello to "Middle Fork" by John Grade. Big thanks to Weyerhaeuser for making this impressive installation possible! #JohnGrade
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Image: Installation view of "John Grade: Middle Fork” at Seattle Art Museum. Photo: Natali Wiseman.