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You must be 18 and over. October 25 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). No two Remix events are the same! Join the folks at SAM for this late-night creative explosion with performances, talks, art making, dancing and more–all connected to Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon and SAM’s collection. The first 50 dressed in cosmos related attire such as sun, moons and stars get in for free! SAM members: $12 Adults: $25 Students: $20.
SAM is the only American venue for Peruvian treasures: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon–on view through January 5
This is your opportunity to see ancient treasures covering 3,000 years of Peruvian history, many of which have never before been seen outside of Peru. Did you know Peru was home to the first city in the Americas? This beautiful and educational exhibition covers archeology, ancient rituals, royal ceremonies, conquest and colonization, the formation of the republic and the emergence of a new national identity.
Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon is now on view at the Seattle Art Museum in their downtown location between Union and University on First Avenue. The exhibition brings more than 300 rare works to the museum. Click on the bolded website to get tickets. For an excellent review, we suggest you read Michael Upchurch’s article, SAM’s Peru show looks beyond Inca treasure to the whole culture, in the October 17 Seattle Times.
One of China’s most renowned contemporary artists, Liu Xiaodong’s celebrated series “Hometown Boy” is on view at the Seattle Asian Art Museum through June 29, 2014. An internationally-acclaimed artist, who has lived through Beijing’s phenomenal growth in the past few decades, 50-year-old Liu’s work reflects his observations of the struggles still taking place with his childhood friends and family, neglected by the media but still very much alive. Shown: Self-Portrait, 2010, Liu Xiaodong, Chinese, born 1963, oil on canvas, 15 x 13 in. Photo courtesy of the artist. © Xiaodong Studio, 2010. Courtesy Seattle Asian Art Museum
Virginia Wright, the Seattle Art Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) just opened “9 From L.A” at the Wright Exhibition Space running through April 25, 2014. Wright has brought together works from her collection, SAM’s and loans that include important works by L.A. artists including Larry Bell, Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, John McCracken, Peter Alexander, De Wain Valentine and more. Wright also was inspired by a show organized by the Contemporary Arts Council at SAM in 1966 called “10 from Los Angeles.” “When The Getty Conservation Institute agreed to collaborate with us to install De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column in our exhibition space, it seemed right to accompany it with works by other artists of his generation,” said Wright. Shown: De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column (1975-6) installed at the Wright Exhibition Space.
Located at 407 Dexter Avenue in Seattle, the gallery is free open to the public on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 AM until 2 PM. For more information, call 206-264-8200
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion showing at the downtown Seattle Art Museum June 27–September 8
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, the latest exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum downtown Seattle, opens June 27. This exhibition will explore the creativity, ingenuity, and irrefutable imagination of Japanese fashion and fashion designers throughout the last 30 years, and the influence they’ve had on fashion as it stands today. At 7 pm, Akiko Fukai, Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute and curator of the exhibition Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, will discuss the new aesthetics forged by visionaries from the 1970s through the present. Photo: Cara Egan
Also, On June 26, 27 & 28, at 7 pm, the Seattle Asian Art Museum is sponsoring Words on Water as writers from India converse with NW writers.
The downtown Seattle Art Museum sponsors an opening day lecture at 7pm with Akiko Fukai, Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute and curator of the exhibition “Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion,” who will discuss the new aesthetics forged by visionaries such as Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake and others. Shown: Jun Takahashi for Undercover, polyester and organdy dress, Spring/Summer 2007, Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute. Photo by Kazuo Fukunaga.
SAM’s newest exhibition, “Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion” opens June 27. This exhibition will explore the creativity, ingenuity, and irrefutable imagination of Japanese fashion and fashion designers throughout the last 30 years, and the influence they’ve had on fashion as it stands today.
June 27 – 30
15th Annual Arts of Kenmore Show June 27th to 30th on the Bastyr University campus located on the north shore of Lake Washington and surrounded by the 316-acre St. Edward State Park. The show features juried, original works of art that include paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, digital new media art, artisan works, youth art and art made from repurposed materials. All art on exhibit is available for purchase. The show will also feature nightly entertainment and three guest speaker programs that will be held in the Bastyr University Auditorium. Click here for a complete schedule of events.
Taste of Tacoma, Point Defiance Park –a family picnic but lots of art booths too. Fri., & Satl, 11am-9pm, Sunday, 11am-8pm. Free shuttle from Tacoma Community College. Visit www.tasteoftacoma.com for more information
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You don’t want to miss this truly exquisite collection from the 1st Earl of Iveagh’s bequest to Great Britain—an extraordinary gift from Edward Cecil Guinness, heir to his namesake’s brewery. Many of these artworks have never left Europe before, and they’re only on view for a limited time before heading back to London. The exhibition closes on May 19. “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough” reflects the tastes of the Belle Époque with "big paintings, big dresses and big hair" and is "appropriately grand," according to The Seattle Times. It’s a must see!
Cutting edge, up-to-the-minute video installation you must see at the Seattle Art Museum downtown. It’s hard to pay close attention when you’re driving and have your eyes on the road, so I suggest you park your car and walk around the museum’s entrance at First and Union so you can get a really good look. The huge LED screen wraps around the northwest corner and mirrors the movements and constantly changing environment in our area.
Wallingford Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, from May-October. Call 206.547.5177 or visit email@example.com
Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 6pm-8pm.
Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays. Maps: www.firstthursdayseattle.com
Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, along Greenwood Ave. North from 67th-87th St. Visit http://artupgreenwood-phinneyblogspot.com/
Kirkland Art Walk 6-9pm
Ballard Art Walk, 6pm-9pm. Call Ballard Chamber of Commerce at 206.784.9705. www.centraldistrictartwalk.com/.
Central District Art Walk from 1pm-5pm. at various locations around 23rd Ave & E Cherry St.
Georgetown Art Attack, 6-9pm. Visit www.georgetownartattack.com
Port Angeles Art Walk, 5-8pm. Visit www.portangelesdowntown.com/
Poulsbo Art Walk from 5-8pm. http://poulsboartwalk.com/default.aspx
The Neddy At Cornish presents the 2013 Ned Behnke Annual Lecture: A Conversation with Oliver Herring and Susan Robb moderated by art historian Ken D. Allan. Held at 7pm in the Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St. in Seattle.
Explore celebrity, fame, and fortune in Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London at the Seattle Art Museum downtown from 8-12pm. Featuring music spun by DJs J-Justice and Jaymz Nylon, burlesque performances by the Atomic Bombshells, DIY fascinators, live performances by the Seattle Shakespeare Company, drawing from live models, and much more.
Opening today at the Seattle Art Museum downtown Seattle is “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London.“ On view through May 19, the exhibition is part of an exclusive four-stop tour through the United States. Featured are major works by Gainsborough, Hals, Reynolds, Romney, Turner, and Van Dyck. Among other treasures, this exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see Rembrandt’s late Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1665), which has never left Europe before. A companion exhibit, “European Masters: The Treasures of Seattle,” showcases paintings from seven local collections which complement the main show. Photo: Mrs. Musters as “Hebe,” 1782, Joshua Reynolds, English, 1723–1792, oil on canvas, 94 x 58 1/4 in., Kenwood House, English Heritage; Iveagh Bequest (88028806), Photo courtesy American Federation of Arts
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk from 5-8pm. More information and maps: www.blitzcapitolhill.com
West Seattle Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, Visit www.westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com.
Port Orchard Art Walk from 4-7pm. May through October
Everett Art Walk, 4pm-7pm. Visit www.everettartwalk.org.
LaConner Art Walk, 4pm-8pm. www.laconnerchamber.com/
Dr. Susan Jenkins, Senior Curator for English Heritage and curator of the exhibition Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London at the Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle, speaks on the neoclassical Kenwood House in London and the exhibition of internationally important Old Master paintings on view in Seattle for the first time. 7pm.
On July 13 from 5-6pm the TASTE Restaurant, located at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue in downtown Seattle, is sponsoring an opening reception for Warren Dykeman and Richard Hutter whose work is featured in a new exhibit on view from June 13 through October 7. Refreshments will be served. Shown: Sensu I by Richard Hutter.
Early Masters, an art school in Seattle whose primary focus is art history, showcases the work of its young students in an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum in conjunction with the “Gauguin & Polynesia” show. Children (ages 7-12) were led through an exploration of Paul Gauguin’s colorful art that included slide shows and discussions of Gauguin’s nomadic career and his time spent in Polynesia. Their final projects included creating their own paintings in response to artworks in ”Gauguin & Polynesia.” 100 paintings produced by the children are downstairs in SAM’s community corridor. Shown at the right: one of the budding artists.
The only U.S. stop for “Gauguin & Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise,” a landmark show presenting nearly 60 of Gauguin’s brilliantly hued paintings, sculptures and works on paper, opens on February 9 at the Seattle Art Museum downtown. Gauguin’s art is displayed alongside 60 major examples of Polynesian sculpture that fueled his search for the exotic. The show is comprised of works on loan from some of the world’s most prestigious museums and private collections. Get your exhibition tickets early as this show, on view through April 29, should be a blockbuster. Gauguin scholar Richard Brettell, of the University of Texas, Dallas joins Chiyo Ishikawa, Deputy Director for Art at SAM, at 7pm on opening night in a conversation about Paul Gauguin’s placement in the pantheon of his peers. The first 100 people in line wearing yellow get in free on opening day. Also, anyone who joins SAM or renews an existing membership, will be entered to win a 7-night cruise to Tahiti. SAM is really going all out for this exhibition.