Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon: The museum turns its focus southward to Peru this season, with a great big sparkling exhibition of rarely seen sculpture, painting, and textiles surveying 3,000 years of patrimony, from the Incas to the viceroys and the saints. $20.
Machu Picchu After Dark: A tower of large speakers, about 12 feet high, by Peruvian-born artist William Cordova, commissioned by the museum to coincide with the Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon exhibition. $10 suggested.
Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse: SAM and the National Museum of the American Indian in New York co-organized this first major US exhibition of Haida artist Robert Davidson, who's been pivotal in Northwest Coast art since 1969, when he erected the first totem pole in his ancestral Massett village since the 1880s. $15 suggested.
Miró: The Experience of Seeing: SAM's big canonized-artist-art-exhibit this season is devoted to the Spanish modernist/surrealist Joan Miró and drawn from the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, containing 48 drawings and paintings. $10 suggested.
LaToya Ruby Frazier is the 2013 winner of Seattle Art Museum's Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight Prize, given to black artists who've been working for less than 10 years. Frazier is from Braddock, Pennsylvania, a mining town that she's gone back to mine for her own highly personal yet broadly relevant photo and media work. It's been shown and pra... more » $15 suggested.
MIRROR: International fancypants artist Doug Aitken has installed a giant permanent video projection on the facade of SAM. It plays, and continually remixes, hundreds of hours of footage shot across the Pacific Northwest. Free.