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Free Victorian Radicals: Community Opening @ SAM
June 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited! Celebrate the opening of “Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement” with a free public opening featuring live performances, music, and art making!
Free with RSVP
Join the Seattle JazzEd Girls Ellington Project for a special Art of Jazz performance! The ensemble is composed of female-identified students grades 9-12 from across Seattle, under the direction of Kelly Clingan.
Jazz vocalist Gail Pettis and her band will deliver soulful renditions of American Songbook songs and other classics.
All Night Long
Help grow our flowering installation inspired by the works in Victorian Radicals. Use recycled metals to emboss, cut, and color with artist Jennifer Lawrence Bennett.
Create an immersive wallpaper pattern inspired by William Morris combining technology, ecology and design with artist Allison Kudla, PhD.
Take art outside the museum and collaborate with artist Gabrielle Abott as she creates a chalk-based work inspired by the works in Victorian Radicals.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Rebellious artists and designers search for beauty in an age of industry in “Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement.” These artists challenged the new industrial world and looked to the art of the past for inspiration, reasserting the value of the handmade over the dehumanizing sterility of mass production in 19th-century England. Victorian Radicals presents an unprecedented 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures, stained glass, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, and decorative arts—many never before exhibited outside of the United Kingdom. See vibrant works by the major figures associated with the subversive Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the later Arts & Crafts Movement.
Image: “Morgan le Fay” (detail), 1864, Frederick Sandys, British, 1829–1904, oil on wood, 24 3/4 × 17 1/2 in., Lent by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council, Presented by the Trustees of the Feeney Charitable Trust, 1925P104, © Birmingham Museums Trust, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.