Posts Tagged ‘museums’

Cultural imPRINT: Northwest Coast Prints exhibition showcases cultural images from Native tribes at Tacoma Art Museum

tamculturalHaub Curator of Western American Art Faith Brower at the Tacoma Art Museum has partnered with co-curator India Young from Victoria, B.C., to bring together a selection of approximately 45 prints by Northwest Coast Native and First Nations artists on view through August 20.

“This exhibition is really about how artists create community through their work,” said Young. “Artists visualize their nationhood and territory. Cultural knowledge and design are passed from print to print and generation to generation. Prints circulate a sense of belonging.”

Cultural imPRINT boasts a cultural narrative, showcasing the  50-year history of Northwest Coast Native prints and presenting works from the Northwest Coast Indian Artists Guild alongside works by contemporary printmakers. The artists, both Native American and First Nations emerge from along the Northwest coast, a region that extends roughly 2,000 miles from the Columbia River where Oregon meets Washington and northward to the coastal regions of Alaska and British Columbia.

Frye Art Museum Since the Founding in 1952

fryeOpening April 29  at the Frye Art Museum is “Between the Frames: The Frye Art Museum Collection After 1952.”  On view through July 23, the exhibition presents 65 years of acquisitions in sequence–founded in 1952, over a decade after Charles (1858–1940) and Emma Frye (1860–1934) bequeathed more than two hundred oil paintings that today comprise the founding collection. The museum’s creation is credited to the determination of Walser Sly Greathouse, executor of the Frye estate and founding director of the Museum, who retained the Fryes’ vision for a free, public art museum for the people of Seattle—with special consideration for the community of First Hill. Shown: Adolf Hengeler (German, 1863-1927) Three Putti, n.d. Oil on canvas 22 7/8 x 24 3/8 in. Gift of Charles and Emma Frye, 1952.065

Jefferson Museum of Art & History in Port Townsend Currently Showing Pat and Peter Simpson Collection

jeffersonThe Jefferson Museum of Art & History in Port Townsend  is currently featuring “Pat and Peter Simpson: Collectors and Patrons,” based on Pat and Peter Simpson’s art collection. It will present the work of nine artists: Tom Wilson, Jo Ann Alber, Kate Jenks, Anne Hirondelle, Stephanie Lutgring, Stephen Yates, Linda Okazaki, Galen Garwood, and Ed Cain.

The exhibit features pieces from the Simpson collection, which is mostly from the mid-1980s, along with works of the same artists from later points in their careers.

Stephen Yates created a large painting, Navigator’s Strategy, specifically for the exhibit.

“By showing some more contemporary work we get a little bit of a survey of those artists and how their work has progressed,” said curator Ann Welch.

Ginny Ruffner in the Hot Shop at Museum of Glass

ginnyFrom March 29-April 2 Ginny Ruffner, internationally-known glass artist, returns to the Museum of Glass  Hot Shop to investigate a different phenomenon, the ways which glass art can intersect with the growing world of virtual and augmented reality. Ruffner will experiment with creating glass lenses designed to fit in VR (virtual reality) devices like Google Cardboard, an inexpensive cardboard holder which allows viewers to use their own phones to create virtual reality experiences. Ruffner lives and works in Seattle, and her intricate glass sculptures have influenced the field of flameworking worldwide. Ruffner’s Residency will be available for sponsorship through the Fuel Their Fire online auction. 

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through March 26

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598

 

March 25

Museum of Glass Sixth Annual Slider Cook-with an evening filled with tasty sliders from local South Sound restaurants, a fiery glassblowing show by John Miller, and swinging tunes from Seattle band The Dusty 45s. Tickets include slider tastings, a cook-off with local celebrity judges, and a festive silent auction. Members receive a $5 discount. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now! Please be advised, the museum will close at 3pm on Sat. March 25 in preparation for Slider.

 

March 25 – 26

Spring Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show. www.nwartalliance.org

 

March 26

Admirers of Veryl Goodnight can meet the artist in person at the Tacoma Art Museum on Sunday, March 26, at 2 pm. Goodnight is presenting a talk as the third installment of TAM’s Christine Mollring and Jennifer E. Sands Artist Lecture Series, which focuses on contemporary artists of the American West.

Featherfolio by Chris Maynard Opens March 11 a BIMA

bimaBainbridge Island Museum of Art  (BIMA) celebrates its Spring Exhibitions on Saturday, March 11 with a free public reception from 2:00-5:00 p.m. With work including a range of mediums from feathers and bark, to oils and stone sculpture, all of the Spring Exhibitions celebrate the inspiring beauty of the natural world that surrounds us, but that we don’t always take the time to see. Chris Maynard’s solo exhibition, “Featherfolio,” is a major highlight of BIMA’s Spring. Maynard, from Olympia, Washington, creates exquisite artwork using hand-cut feathers. The shows continue through Sunday, June 4. BIMA is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and regular museum admission is always free. shown: Give and Take by Chris Maynard.

Summer Wheat: Full Circle at the Henry Art Gallery

henryOn view at the Henry Art Gallery, on the western edge of the University of Washington campus, is Summer Wheat: Full Circle. Showing through  September 17, the exhibition features a suite of large-scale abstract-figurative paintings by New York-based artist Summer Wheat who brings celestial bodies and earthly creatures into a shared pictorial field to consider the relationship between the . cosmic realm and human existence.at.  Image: Strawberry Sun 2015-15. Acrylic paint, resin, on aluminum mesh. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Etienne Frossard.

Wing Luke Museum Opens Year of Remembrance Today

winglukeOpening today at the Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King Street, is “Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner,” an exhibit exploring the WWII Japanese American Incarceration in collaboration with artist Roger Shimomura and poet Lawrence Matsuda. Shimomura’s artwork addresses sociopolitical issues of ethnicity. Born in Seattle, he spent two early years of his childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of 10 concentration camps for Japanese Americans during WWII. Shimomura’s work is in the permanent collections of more than 100 museums nationwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum. Image: Classmates, Roger Shimomura, 2015, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the artist and the Wing Luke Museum .

LaConner Quilt Museum Changes Name

The LaConner Quilt Museum  is now the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

and now has a new website to match the new name.

Jim Woodring: The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunrise and Wept Showing at the Frye Museum Through April 16

fryeNow showing through April 16 is work by Seattle-based artist and cartoonist Jim Woodring (American, born 1952) which defies categorization, shifting between graphic novel and fine art, reality and hallucinatory vision. “The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunrise and Wept,” The series, newly commissioned by the Frye Art Museum , was created using an oversize dip pen designed and crafted by Woodring himself. The resulting ink drawings demonstrate the ways that unconventional tools can shape an artist’s practice, generating new technical challenges in tandem with unexpected creative rewards.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Thru December 18

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.edmondsartwalk.com

Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm, www.thirdthursdaykent.com

Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South. www.seattledesigncenter.com

Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 – 8pm.

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.

 

Throughout December – Holiday Art Market 2016

Throughout December, Kirkland Arts Center  will be hosting our Holiday Art Market. On sale will be work from over 50 artists; everything from ceramics to holiday cards to jewelry and more. The Holiday Art Market is a wonderful introduction to local artists and the KAC community.  Holiday hours thru December 24 are Tuesday – Saturday from 11-6 and Sunday 12-5.

 

December 17 – January 1

Between Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, the Washington State Historical Society will host the 21st annual Model Train Festival at the Washington State History Museum  in Tacoma. This year’s festival will feature even more model train layouts than in years past, as well as highlight train-related exhibits in the Great Hall of Washington History.

Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style at the Seattle Art Museum Showing from October 11 Through January 8

samstlaurent“Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style” will be on view at the Seattle Art Museum from October 11 through January 8.  Drawn from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, the exhibition highlights the legendary designer’s 44-year career and features new acquisitions by the foundation that have never been shown publicly before.

Besides finished garments, the exhibition presents Saint Laurent’s immersive working process from his first sketch and fabric selection to the various stages of production and fitting before a final garment was realized. The multifaceted exhibition is co-curated by Florence Müller, the Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Curator of Fashion at the Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Chiyo Ishikawa, SAM’s Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture. The unique installation is designed by architects Nathalie Crinière and  Chloë Degaille of Agence NC, in collaboration with SAM’s exhibition designer Paul Martinez. Shown: "Suzy" doll with eight outfits from her wardrobe, 1953-1955, Paper doll cut out of a magazine and glued onto cardboard, Garments made of paper cut-outs, ink, watercolour and gouache. © Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris. Member preview weekend is Oct.8-10.

Weather Diaries Exhibit at Nordic Heritage Museum

nordicRead the Nordic Heritage Museum exhibition review by Michael Upchurch in the Seattle Times. He calls it,” Eerie, edgy and entirely unexpected, “The Weather Diaries” is a photographic exhibition that uses wild fashion experimentation as an excuse to plunge deep into a Nordic dream world.” Read all about it by clicking on the Seattle Times link. The exhibit will be up through November 6.

Wendy Red Star Winner of the 2016 Betty Bowen Award

Press release just in from the Seattle Art Museum: “The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and the Betty Bowen Committee, chaired by Gary Glant, announced today that Wendy Red Star is the winner of the 2016 Betty Bowen Award. The award comes with an unrestricted cash award of $15,000. Founded in 1977 to continue the legacy of local arts advocate and supporter Betty Bowen, the annual award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. Red Star’s work operates at the intersections of traditional Native American culture and colonialist histories and modes of representation; her work will be featured in an installation at the Seattle Art Museum beginning November 10.

In addition, Dawn Cerny was selected to receive the Special Recognition Award in the amount of $2,500, and Mark Mitchell was awarded the Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award in the amount of $2,500. Five finalists, including Evan Baden and Sadie Wechsler, were chosen from a pool of 446 applicants from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to compete for the $20,000 in awards.

The award ceremony honoring Red Star, Cerny, and Mitchell will take place on Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 pm at the Seattle Art Museum. The ceremony and reception following the artists’ remarks are free and open to the public.”

Museum of Glass Announces Free Admission September 24

According to a press release issued today, the Museum of Glass “will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24, 2016, as part of  Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.”