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Featured Event

Jono Vaughan: 2017 Betty Bowen Award Winner

Art Show

Jono Vaughan’s ongoing series Project 42 is named for the short life expectancy of transgender individuals in the United States. The project, begun in 2012, aims to raise awareness of a persistent pattern of extreme violence against trans people by commemorating 42 murdered individuals. For each work in the series, the artist designs a garment that begins with an image of a murder location, which is then digitally manipulated to create an abstract textile print. The garment is then worn by a collaborator in performance, as a form of memorialization and celebration of the victim. Vaughan hopes this accessible approach will provide an opportunity for engagement and discussion. Vaughan holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including the recent exhibitions MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas Present: Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects at The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington and We the People at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Vaughan has received grants for a variety of visual art projects from The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, The National Performance Artist and Visual Artist Network, Art Matters Foundation, and the Pollination Project. Currently she teaches Fine Art at Bellevue College and works in her studio in Seattle, WA.

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• Sat 4/21/18 - Sun 4/22/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 4/24/18 - Sun 4/29/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 5/1/18 - Sun 5/6/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 5/8/18 - Sun 5/13/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 5/15/18 - Sun 5/20/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 5/22/18 - Sun 5/27/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 5/29/18 - Sun 6/3/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 6/5/18 - Sun 6/10/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 6/12/18 - Sun 6/17/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 6/19/18 - Sun 6/24/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 6/26/18 - Sun 7/1/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 7/3/18 - Sun 7/8/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 7/10/18 - Sun 7/15/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 7/17/18 - Sun 7/22/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 7/24/18 - Sun 7/29/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 7/31/18 - Sun 8/5/18 at - 10:00 AM

Other Upcoming Events

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas

Art Show

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas brings together the works of three singular American artists whose work redefines history painting in a contemporary context. Bridging three generations and shaped by distinctive historic events, the large-scale tableaux of Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas open compelling perspectives on Black culture and representation in an ever changing social and political landscape.

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206-654-3121

• Tue 4/17/18 - Sun 4/22/18 at - 10:00 AM

Everyday Poetics

Art Show

The objects of daily life often go unnoticed, but if they are transformed we can begin to observe their distinct aesthetic qualities. Many contemporary artists in Central and Sourth America draw on everyday materials for their assemblages, sculptures, and installations—from dust cloths and mesuring sticks, soda cans and cleaning mops, cardboard packaging, and even the scratch marks of lottery tickets. Their alterations and surprise pairings of repurposed items transform the mundane into poetic ballads. Within these improvised arrangements with poignant titles lie suggestive comments about history, society, the environment, work, and human nature.

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206-654-3121

• Tue 4/17/18 - Sun 4/22/18 at - 10:00 AM

Beauties and Talents: Art of Women In Japan

Art Show

This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerware that showcase women’s self-fashioning.

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206-654-3121

• Tue 4/17/18 - Sun 4/22/18 at - 10:00 AM

Extreme Nature: Two Landscape Paintings From the Age of Enlightenment

Art Show

This installation welcomes a newly discovered French masterpiece to SAM’s collection, Shipwreck off the Coast of Alaska (1806) by Louis-Philippe Crépin. Born in Paris, Crépin (1772–1851) was a specialist in marine painting. Many of his works are in the National Maritime Museum in Paris; this is likely the first painting by Crépin in an American museum. In its rendering of a tragic shipwreck that took place in 1786, it transcends standard marine painting conventions and stands alone within the artist’s oeuvre, achieving a peak of clarity, drama, and pathos.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 4/17/18 - Sun 4/22/18 at - 10:00 AM

Beauties and Talents: Art of Women In Japan

Art Show

This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerware that showcase women’s self-fashioning.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 4/24/18 - Sun 4/29/18 at - 10:00 AM

Extreme Nature: Two Landscape Paintings From the Age of Enlightenment

Art Show

This installation welcomes a newly discovered French masterpiece to SAM’s collection, Shipwreck off the Coast of Alaska (1806) by Louis-Philippe Crépin. Born in Paris, Crépin (1772–1851) was a specialist in marine painting. Many of his works are in the National Maritime Museum in Paris; this is likely the first painting by Crépin in an American museum. In its rendering of a tragic shipwreck that took place in 1786, it transcends standard marine painting conventions and stands alone within the artist’s oeuvre, achieving a peak of clarity, drama, and pathos.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 4/24/18 - Sun 4/29/18 at - 10:00 AM

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas

Art Show

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas brings together the works of three singular American artists whose work redefines history painting in a contemporary context. Bridging three generations and shaped by distinctive historic events, the large-scale tableaux of Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas open compelling perspectives on Black culture and representation in an ever changing social and political landscape.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 4/24/18 - Sun 4/29/18 at - 10:00 AM

Everyday Poetics

Art Show

The objects of daily life often go unnoticed, but if they are transformed we can begin to observe their distinct aesthetic qualities. Many contemporary artists in Central and Sourth America draw on everyday materials for their assemblages, sculptures, and installations—from dust cloths and mesuring sticks, soda cans and cleaning mops, cardboard packaging, and even the scratch marks of lottery tickets. Their alterations and surprise pairings of repurposed items transform the mundane into poetic ballads. Within these improvised arrangements with poignant titles lie suggestive comments about history, society, the environment, work, and human nature.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 4/24/18 - Sun 4/29/18 at - 10:00 AM

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas

Art Show

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas brings together the works of three singular American artists whose work redefines history painting in a contemporary context. Bridging three generations and shaped by distinctive historic events, the large-scale tableaux of Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas open compelling perspectives on Black culture and representation in an ever changing social and political landscape.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/1/18 - Sun 5/6/18 at - 10:00 AM

Everyday Poetics

Art Show

The objects of daily life often go unnoticed, but if they are transformed we can begin to observe their distinct aesthetic qualities. Many contemporary artists in Central and Sourth America draw on everyday materials for their assemblages, sculptures, and installations—from dust cloths and mesuring sticks, soda cans and cleaning mops, cardboard packaging, and even the scratch marks of lottery tickets. Their alterations and surprise pairings of repurposed items transform the mundane into poetic ballads. Within these improvised arrangements with poignant titles lie suggestive comments about history, society, the environment, work, and human nature.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/1/18 - Sun 5/6/18 at - 10:00 AM

Beauties and Talents: Art of Women In Japan

Art Show

This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerware that showcase women’s self-fashioning.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/1/18 - Sun 5/6/18 at - 10:00 AM

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas

Art Show

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas brings together the works of three singular American artists whose work redefines history painting in a contemporary context. Bridging three generations and shaped by distinctive historic events, the large-scale tableaux of Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas open compelling perspectives on Black culture and representation in an ever changing social and political landscape.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/8/18 - Sun 5/13/18 at - 10:00 AM

Everyday Poetics

Art Show

The objects of daily life often go unnoticed, but if they are transformed we can begin to observe their distinct aesthetic qualities. Many contemporary artists in Central and Sourth America draw on everyday materials for their assemblages, sculptures, and installations—from dust cloths and mesuring sticks, soda cans and cleaning mops, cardboard packaging, and even the scratch marks of lottery tickets. Their alterations and surprise pairings of repurposed items transform the mundane into poetic ballads. Within these improvised arrangements with poignant titles lie suggestive comments about history, society, the environment, work, and human nature.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/8/18 - Sun 5/13/18 at - 10:00 AM

Beauties and Talents: Art of Women In Japan

Art Show

This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerware that showcase women’s self-fashioning.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/8/18 - Sun 5/13/18 at - 10:00 AM

Everyday Poetics

Art Show

The objects of daily life often go unnoticed, but if they are transformed we can begin to observe their distinct aesthetic qualities. Many contemporary artists in Central and Sourth America draw on everyday materials for their assemblages, sculptures, and installations—from dust cloths and mesuring sticks, soda cans and cleaning mops, cardboard packaging, and even the scratch marks of lottery tickets. Their alterations and surprise pairings of repurposed items transform the mundane into poetic ballads. Within these improvised arrangements with poignant titles lie suggestive comments about history, society, the environment, work, and human nature.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/15/18 - Sun 5/20/18 at - 10:00 AM

Beauties and Talents: Art of Women In Japan

Art Show

This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerware that showcase women’s self-fashioning.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/15/18 - Sun 5/20/18 at - 10:00 AM

Everyday Poetics

Art Show

The objects of daily life often go unnoticed, but if they are transformed we can begin to observe their distinct aesthetic qualities. Many contemporary artists in Central and Sourth America draw on everyday materials for their assemblages, sculptures, and installations—from dust cloths and mesuring sticks, soda cans and cleaning mops, cardboard packaging, and even the scratch marks of lottery tickets. Their alterations and surprise pairings of repurposed items transform the mundane into poetic ballads. Within these improvised arrangements with poignant titles lie suggestive comments about history, society, the environment, work, and human nature.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/22/18 - Sun 5/27/18 at - 10:00 AM

Beauties and Talents: Art of Women In Japan

Art Show

This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerware that showcase women’s self-fashioning.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/22/18 - Sun 5/27/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 5/29/18 - Sun 6/3/18 at - 10:00 AM

Everyday Poetics

Art Show

The objects of daily life often go unnoticed, but if they are transformed we can begin to observe their distinct aesthetic qualities. Many contemporary artists in Central and Sourth America draw on everyday materials for their assemblages, sculptures, and installations—from dust cloths and mesuring sticks, soda cans and cleaning mops, cardboard packaging, and even the scratch marks of lottery tickets. Their alterations and surprise pairings of repurposed items transform the mundane into poetic ballads. Within these improvised arrangements with poignant titles lie suggestive comments about history, society, the environment, work, and human nature.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 5/29/18 - Sun 6/3/18 at - 10:00 AM

Beauties and Talents: Art of Women In Japan

Art Show

This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerware that showcase women’s self-fashioning.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 6/5/18 - Sun 6/10/18 at - 10:00 AM

Everyday Poetics

Art Show

The objects of daily life often go unnoticed, but if they are transformed we can begin to observe their distinct aesthetic qualities. Many contemporary artists in Central and Sourth America draw on everyday materials for their assemblages, sculptures, and installations—from dust cloths and mesuring sticks, soda cans and cleaning mops, cardboard packaging, and even the scratch marks of lottery tickets. Their alterations and surprise pairings of repurposed items transform the mundane into poetic ballads. Within these improvised arrangements with poignant titles lie suggestive comments about history, society, the environment, work, and human nature.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 6/5/18 - Sun 6/10/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 6/12/18 - Sun 6/17/18 at - 10:00 AM

Beauties and Talents: Art of Women In Japan

Art Show

This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerware that showcase women’s self-fashioning.

Information:
206-654-3121

• Tue 6/12/18 - Sun 6/17/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 6/19/18 - Sun 6/24/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 6/26/18 - Sun 7/1/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 7/3/18 - Sun 7/8/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Tue 7/10/18 - Sun 7/15/18 at - 10:00 AM