SVC Events

Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects

Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects

June 4, 2017 | 5PM

Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects at the Henry is the second iteration in a series of exhibitions organized by Chris E. Vargas , Executive Director of the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art (MOTHA), that gathers archival materials and works by contemporary artists to narrate an expansive and critical history of transgender communities. Taking an inclusive approach to transgender, non-binary, and gender transgressive identities and expressions, this presentation focuses on lives and stories specific to the Northwest.
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Infinity Mirrors by Yayoi Kusama

Infinity Mirrors by Yayoi Kusama

June 30, 2017 | 5PM

Spanning over five decades, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors focuses on the evolution of the Japanese artist’s immersive, multi-reflective Infinity Mirror Rooms. This exhibition will explore how Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms developed from a more material engagement with sculptural forms to ethereal mirror rooms in which light and reflections extend in all directions, allowing the visitor to seemingly float in a magical space.

Exhibition opens on Friday, June 30 until Sunday, September 10, 2017. For more information, click here.

Pivot Art and Culture Color and Pattern

Pivot Art and Culture Color and Pattern

July 23, 2017 | 5PM

April 15, 2017 until July 23, 2017

The new exhibition is devoted to exploring how artists use color and pattern to capture the essence of the world around them and will feature paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics. Color & Pattern includes works that are representational, like those by David Hockney and Philip Taaffe where the viewer can easily recognize the subject matter, and works by abstract artists such as Agnes Martin and Mark Rothko, whose paintings draw little reference from our natural world.
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Amie Siegel Interiors

Amie Siegel Interiors

September 3, 2017 | 5PM

MAY 20–SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

New York-based artist Amie Siegel works between film, photography, performance, and installation. In her solo exhibition Interiors, she investigates ideas about objects and their perceived cultural value, and the power systems innate to connoisseurship and museum practice.

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Jacob Lawrence Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

Jacob Lawrence Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

October 1, 2017 | 5PM

Organized in celebration of the centennial of the birth of revered American artist and University of Washington professor Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), this exhibition features a suite of silkscreen prints that tell the Genesis narrative of creation through the artist’s recollected memories of time spent witnessing sermons in the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. For more info click here

Art and Life Along the Northwest Coast

Art and Life Along the Northwest Coast

December 31, 2017 | 5PM

Over their long habitation of the Pacific Northwest, First Peoples have shaped their lifeways around the resources of the water, forests, valleys, and mountains. In tandem, they have developed rich oral traditions and ceremonies that link inextricably to this region. With this new installation of SAM’s collection of Northwest Coast art, visitors will encounter the creative expressions of generations of artists who created forms for daily life, for potlatch ceremonies, and for spiritual balance. The presence of contemporary arts, shown alongside historical forms, highlight the vitality of traditions that are being re-envisioned for present times.

This collection is currently open and has been on display since 2014. Be sure not to miss out! For more information, click here.

Big Picture Art After 1945

Big Picture Art After 1945

December 31, 2017 | 5PM

Now and until further notice.

This July, SAM is pleased to showcase Big Picture: Art After 1945. This exhibition focuses on several influential and parallel artistic developments in the decades following World War II. Big Picture celebrates the tremendous gift of Seattle collectors Virginia and Bagley Wright. This exhibition will feature many of these works, which have transformed SAM’s modern and contemporary art collection.
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