Seattle Art Museum (Downtown)

1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 625-8900
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Hours: Wed-Sun 10 am-5pm, Thurs 10 am-9 pm
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Upcoming Events at Seattle Art Museum
Machu Picchu After Dark

Green star Machu Picchu After Dark

Wed–Sun. Through May 11.

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.
Seattle Art Museum
206-625-8900
1300 First Ave
Seattle (Downtown)
Wed-Sun 10 am-5pm, Thurs 10 am-9 pm
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Permanent Collections

Wed–Sun.

Permanent Collections: African, Asian, Native American, early American, European, modernism, decorative arts, and contemporary art.
Seattle Art Museum
206-625-8900
1300 First Ave
Seattle (Downtown)
Wed-Sun 10 am-5pm, Thurs 10 am-9 pm
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LaToya Ruby Frazier

Green star LaToya Ruby Frazier

Wed–Sun. Through June 22.

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Born by a River: LaToya Ruby Frazier's family goes back three generations in the town where Andrew Carnegie built his first steel mill, which is still pumping. Heavy industry, crack, political neglect, white flight, and now gentrification are destroying and erasing the African American families that call Braddock, Pennsylvania, home. As a teenager, Frazier began photographing her family as a stand-in for the story of her town, including herself, her mother, and her grandmother at the center of her work. This show combines those intimate, modest prints with large-scale photographs shot from a helicopter. Frazier is the winner of SAM's 2013 Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize.
Seattle Art Museum
206-625-8900
1300 First Ave
Seattle (Downtown)
Wed-Sun 10 am-5pm, Thurs 10 am-9 pm
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MIRROR

Ongoing.

Free
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.
Seattle Art Museum
206-625-8900
1300 First Ave
Seattle (Downtown)
Wed-Sun 10 am-5pm, Thurs 10 am-9 pm
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Miró: The Experience of Seeing

Green star Miró: The Experience of Seeing

Wed–Sun. Through May 25.

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Miró: The Experience of Seeing: Joan Miró is a funny mix. He's one of the most acclaimed artists ever to come out of Spain, a mighty personage, and yet the attribute most commonly associated with him is "childlike." (Some people use it as a compliment, others as an insult.) In this exhibition of nearly 50 sculptures and paintings made in the last 20 years of his life and borrowed from Spain's national Reina Sofia Museum, the funny modernist's contradictions are laid even more bare than usual, and he's more likable for it. Maybe he had to make those nearly blank existential paintings in order to be able to find that realm of happy faces and fat footprints smushed into clay.
Seattle Art Museum
206-625-8900
1300 First Ave
Seattle (Downtown)
Wed-Sun 10 am-5pm, Thurs 10 am-9 pm
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