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SAM’s picture of "Church Interior" by the great 17th-century architectural painter Emanuel de Witte leaves us with a poetic mood, and a memorable moment. Learn more about what is seen and un-seen in this painting from SAM's collection on #SAMBlog.

Object of the Week: Church Interior - SAM Blog

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Visit your local library to pick up a copy of "Seven Days in the Art World" by Sarah Thornton and read along with SAM Book Club. Once a quarter we read a book about art and meet on the SAM Blog to discuss it in the comments. Thornton's work of nonfiction leads her readers through seven arenas which contribute to the multi-faceted world of contemporary art. Get reading and meet us on the blog...
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SAM Book Club: Seven Days in the Art World - SAM Blog

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01/21/2017 at 02:33. Facebook
Today is the 10th birthday of the Olympic Sculpture Park—how time flies! It seems like not long ago SAM was working to restore the brownfield that is now a bustling and vibrant cultural center of Seattle. The story of how it all began (including a trip to Mongolia and the salmon habitat) is on #SAMBlog. We'll be posting a series about the park; how it started and the exciting art, programs,...
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Olympic Sculpture Park: Sculpting a Universe - SAM Blog

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01/20/2017 at 23:51. Facebook
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01/20/2017 at 21:36. Facebook
"Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series" is on view now at the Seattle Art Museum: visitsam.org/migration #JacobLawrence #MigrationSeries

"Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi" is on view now through February 26 at the Asian Art Museum: visitsam.org/tabaimo. #Tabaimo

Free Winter Weekend events at Olympic Sculpture Park begin January 22: visitsam.org/winter #SAMWiner

Artwork: "The Migration Series,...
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01/20/2017 at 19:19. Facebook
Today through Sunday, Seattle Art Museum welcomes the entire community to a Three-Day Free Day event. Get up close and personal with the popular "Mann und Maus" sculpture in "Big Picture: Art After 1945" for free starting now! visitsam.org/bigpicture.

And since we're free all weekend, come back again tomorrow to see #JacobLawrence on its opening day. #SAMFree #3DayFreeDay

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01/19/2017 at 19:33. Facebook
"Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations" –Paul Cézanne

Happy 178th birthday to artist Paul Cézanne. See his work in our upcoming exhibition "Seeing Nature" which opens in less than a month! Tickets on sale now. visitsam.org/seeingnature #SeeingNature

Artwork: "La Montagne Sainte-Victoire," 1888-1890, Paul Cézanne, French, 1839–1906, oil on canvas, 25...
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01/19/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
Our free #SAMWinter series at Olympic Sculpture Park begins Sunday January 22 with our Kids program. Explore "Seattle Cloud Cover," learn more about our climate with Forterra NW, create layered landscapes with artist Tariqa Waters, watch "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," and see wavelengths in action with the Pacific Science Center. Rain or Shine. Free with RSVP. BONUS! We'll be giving away...
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01/18/2017 at 22:32. Facebook
Many hands, many locations, one hundred feet, one tree. John Grade's life-sized sculpture "Middle Fork," cast from a living tree in the Cascades, will span the entire length of SAM's Brotman Forum and greet SAM visitors starting February 10 as they enter the museum. visitsam.org/middlefork

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01/18/2017 at 00:44. Facebook
Our hearts go out to the friends and family of Seattle artist Akio Takamori, who passed away last week. SAM is proud to have "Middle-Aged Man" among the works in our collection by this Seattle-based ceramic artist. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Artwork: "Middle-Aged Man," 1999, Akio Takamori. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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01/17/2017 at 19:31. Facebook
The entire community is invited to Seattle Art Museum January 20–22 for for our Three-Day Free Day! Come enjoy and connect with the diverse art and ideas represented in our collection. Starting January 21, experience our new special exhibition "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series" which chronicles the mass exodus of African-Americans in the decades after World War I. This is a rare...
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Three-Day Free Day at Seattle Art Museum Jan 20-22

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01/16/2017 at 20:29. Facebook
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"The Great Migration would become a turning point in history. It would transform urban America and recast the social and political order of every city it touched. It would force the South to search its soul and finally to lay aside a feudal caste system. It grew out of the unmet promises made after the Civil War and, through the sheer weight of it, helped to push the country towards the civil...
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Listen to this KUOW Public Radio interview with Virginia Wright, the woman whose collection, along with her husband, made possible "Big Picture: Art after 1945." See this collection of pivotal modern and contemporary artwork over the long weekend. That's right, we'll be open Monday so you can spend your day off connecting to art.

Virginia Wright’s transformative influence on Seattle

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As we approach the long weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., take the time to learn more about this portrait of the civil rights leader by Ross Palmer Beecher in SAM's collection. Pairing a unique vision with unconventional materials, Palmer Beecher has produced a piece with much to say about whom and what we commemorate.

Object of the Week: Martin Luther King - SAM Blog

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"[The Asian Art Museum] is now proposing a modest, sensitive expansion. It will help make the museum more responsive to our growing neighborhoods and enliven [Volunteer Park] as a consequence. [The Asian Art Museum's] unique place in the Park and the potential of enhanced coordination of programming with the Park is an opportunity to be grabbed." – Forterra NW

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Seattle Asian Art Museum, Community and Magic | Forterra

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When we say immersive, we mean immersive. "Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi" is curated by Japanses artist #Tabaimo and includes her acclaimed and intricate animations paired with beloved works from SAM's Asian art collection.This piece not only evokes the color palette of Hokusai, whose prints Tabaimo includes in the exhibition, but it also transports the viewer, quite literally, inside a public...
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"He tells the story that is shared by our entire culture, so they’ll have insight into an important aspect of our history that they might not have had,” Thomas said. “His manner of telling that story allows you to see what an incredible artist he was because the subject matter and his manner of presenting it are so compatible.” –Barbara Earl Thomas, Real Change Homeless Empowerment...
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Capturing flight: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series comes to SAM | Real Change

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We're thrilled to announce that Sondra Perry has been awarded the 2016 Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize! Awarded bi-annually to an early career black artist who has been producing work for less than 10 years, Sondra Perry will receive the $10,000 award and a solo exhibition at SAM opening fall 2017. You may remember Perry’s abstract and evocative video "Double Quadruple Etcetera...
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