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Reaching Beyond

Sept 14– Jan 4.

Reaching Beyond Reaching Beyond: Yes, it's all the way up in Bellingham, but this exhibition will feature more than 140 works by the 90 artist-members of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, many of whom are based here in Seattle. You should check out the range of what "crafts" means to these devotees.

Summer Field Studies

Through Sept 14.

Summer Field Studies: Located in the Henry lobby, this series includes special installations and pieces from Clyde Petersen, Tessa Hulls, Joanne Lepore, and others. See the museum website for details.

Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St

Romson Regarde Bustillo: Dugay Na

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 20.

Romson Regarde Bustillo: Dugay Na Romson Regarde Bustillo: Dugay Na: A series of patterned, layered works on paper that manage to be riotous and mysterious at the same time, recalling Southeast Asian form and line. Free.

Eva Isaksen

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 20.

Eva Isaksen: Mixed-media printmaking and collage from the Norwegian-born artist. Free.

Hear My Train a Comin': Hendrix Hits London

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 20.

Hear My Train a Comin': Hendrix Hits London: Hendrix would have been 70 this year, and this exhibit, like the museum in which it is housed, pays homage to the man. Specifically, his performance at London’s Saville Theatre on June 4, 1967, during which he did some guitar-smashing. $23.

Jenny Andersen

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 20.

Jenny Andersen: More than 50 sculptures and vessels by the Bainbridge ceramics artist. Free.

Max Grover

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 20.

Max Grover: New paintings inspired by the Port Townsend artist's "collections of souvenirs, toys, statuettes, and ephemera," also included in the show. Free.

Curtis R. Barnes: The Unicorn Incorporated

Tues–Sun. Through Sept 21.

Curtis R. Barnes: The Unicorn Incorporated Curtis R. Barnes: The Unicorn Incorporated: A retrospective of the Seattle artist who cocreated the Omowale mural at Medgar Evers Pool—sorrowfully, since removed—as well as politically charged illustrations and expressionist paintings throughout the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. Free.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 21.

Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: A survey of these married Canadian collaborators, who've worked in video, audio, and new-media installation. Their immersive pieces have been seen in Canada and around the world since the early '90s. Free.

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St

Nicholas and Jerrod Galanin: Modicum

Tues–Sun. Through Sept 21.

Nicholas and Jerrod Galanin: Modicum Nicholas and Jerrod Galanin: Modicum: The figure of a cop in riot gear is assailed by a hail of cardboard coffee cups, each inscribed with the name of a man of color shot extrajudicially by a police officer. Blood—actually red paint mixed with vegetable oil—rains down through the cups in the form of red paint. At first the cop seems overtaken. But the title, Modicum, seems to refer to the fact that the crouching officer is dramatically defending himself from nothing more than a bunch of empty ca... more »

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

At Your Service

Tues–Sun. Through Sept 21.

At Your Service: Works by 10 artists responding to the everyday object known as the plate. $10.

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami

Tues–Sun. Through Sept 21.

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami: An origami showcase featuring 150 works by 40 international artists from 16 countries. $10.

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE

Frye Salon

Tues–Sun. Through Sept 21.

Frye Salon: The permanent collection as it was seen in the home of Charles and Emma Frye. Free.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Chocolate: The Exhibition

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 28.

Chocolate: The Exhibition Chocolate: The Exhibition: This exhibition (which promises to "engage your senses," yet cannot be eaten in its entirety) was developed by the world-famous Field Museum in Chicago. $14.

Coastal Alchemy: Anna Skibska and Associates

Tues–Sat. Through Sept 28.

Coastal Alchemy: Anna Skibska and Associates Coastal Alchemy: Anna Skibska and Associates: Highlighting the contemporary artist who makes rooms full of glass webs. $12.

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St

Benjamin Cobb: Natural Reflection

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 28.

Benjamin Cobb: Natural Reflection: Glass sculpture inspired by abstract and biological forms. Free.

Museum of Northwest Art
121 S First St

Bradd Skubinna: Ten Ideas Worth Having

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 28.

Bradd Skubinna: Ten Ideas Worth Having: Art inspired by consumer products, like a mandala made of plastic bottle caps. Free.

Museum of Northwest Art
121 S First St

Susan Skilling

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 28.

Susan Skilling: New gouache paintings by the Seattle artist. Free.

Museum of Northwest Art
121 S First St

Home Sweet Home

Tues–Sun. Through Sept 30.

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Home Sweet Home: An installation of work and related drawings by French artist Laurence Landois inspried by the story of Edith Macefield, who famously turned down one million dollars to sell her home in Ballard to make way for commercial development. The installation is guest-curated by Laurie LeClair. $4-$8.

Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th St

Matika Wilbur's Project 562

Wed–Sun. Through Oct 5.

Matika Wilbur's Project 562 Matika Wilbur's Project 562: The first full museum exhibition of the artist's ambitious project to photograph every Native American tribe, for the betterment of the lives of coming generations. With hand-colored photos and audio recordings. "I had no idea there were so many cool Indians," Wilbur's niece told her when she saw the portraits, including her own. This is the antidote to poverty-porn pictures. $10.

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave

Wild Times

Tues–Sun. Through Oct 5.

Wild Times: A series of happenings centered on the digital work being created by artist Susan Robb while she's hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail this summer. Check the museum website for details. Free.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

Tues–Sun. Through Oct 12.

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946: "Gaman" is a Japanese term originating from Zen Buddhism that means "to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity." For some of the Japanese American prisoners enduring the long injustice of internment, self-expression and artisanship were the key to gaman. This collection of their work—ranging from paintings to furniture to figurines, often fashioned from scrap materials and found objects—is... more » $10.

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE

Grit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest

Tues–Sun. Through Oct 17.

Grit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest Grit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest : In a creative, theatrical display of photographs, objects, and written texts, the museum reframes the pioneers of the Northwest to include much more than the Denny Party. $12.95.

Wing Luke Museum
719 S King St

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture

Wed–Sun. Through Oct 19.

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture: Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park is an honest-to-goodness art deco palace, and it's hosting more than 200 deco objects made in Japan during the interwar years—paintings, ceramics, kimonos, housewares, you name it. Deco has been enduringly popular in the US (think Miami), but for decades, nobody anywhere in the world wanted to touch Japanese deco from this period, since behind its majestic geometric patterns and streamlined forms lurks the shadow of... more » $7 suggested.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park

Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting from the Collection

Mon–Sun. Through Oct 19.

Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting from the Collection: It's all in the title. $20.

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St

 

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