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March 2015

See Me: Opening Reception at SAM Gallery

March 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Please join us for an opening reception for the artists in "See Me"! The portrait artists in this show are Lynn Brofsky, Nichole DeMent, Troy Gua, and Curt Labitzke. Throughout history portraits have told stories about the artists as well as their sitters. The artists in this show are Lynn Brofsky, Nichole DeMent, Troy Gua and Curt Labitzke. Come see for yourself what these four Northwest artists might be suggesting in their contemporary portraits. "See Me" runs March 12 -…

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SAM Remix – March 13

March 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:55 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States
$25

Choose your own adventure from this fabulous late night of performances, activities, dancing, and more with "Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection" and SAM’s fantastic collection. Tickets: http://bit.ly/1qADyOH

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June 2015

Night of Disguise

June 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Save the date! We'll be open late to kick off "Disguise: Masks and Global African Art" with a full night of live performances, music, art making, and tours featuring artists in this groundbreaking exhibition. Experience #SAMDisguise in all its forms—a mask, a costume, or just a smile—as artists and community partners transform SAM. Grab the family and friends—the whole community is invited! Hashtag: #SAMDisguise On our website: http://bit.ly/1DoBOfH

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July 2015

Summer At SAM – Free Kickoff Event

July 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Save the date! Join us for our kickoff event for #SummerAtSAM at Olympic Sculpture Park! Live music, art activities, food trucks, tours and more. Join us for free Summer at SAM events from July 9 - August 29. Thursdays from 6 - 8pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. #SummerAtSAM events are free and open to the public. Details coming soon! Share your photos with hashtag #SummerAtSAM

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Eco Night Summer at SAM: Thursday at the Park with Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount

July 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us Thursday evenings for free live music, art tours and activities as part of Summer at SAM. Share your photos with hashtag #SummerAtSAM. More info about Summer at SAM programming - free live performances, yoga, zumba, art tours, art activities and more, every Thursday and Saturday July 9 - August 29: http://www.visitsam.org/summer. ECO NIGHT - July 16 Celebrate the earth by learning more about our natural surroundings and inventing creative ways to help take care of our environment. SAM…

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Summer at SAM: Thursday at the Park with Tango Alpha Tango

July 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us Thursday evenings for free live music, art tours and activities as part of Summer at SAM. Share your photos with hashtag #SummerAtSAM. More info about Summer at SAM programming - free live performances, yoga, zumba, art tours, art activities and more, every Thursday and Saturday July 9 - August 29: http://www.visitsam.org/summer. THU JUL 23 lineup: SAM Performs 6–8 pm Tango Alpha Tango Portland’s four-piece band Tango Alpha Tango is a gritty fusion of blues and rock and roll.…

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Dog Night Summer at SAM: Thursday at the Park with Vaudeville Etiquette

July 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us Thursday evenings for free live music, art tours and activities as part of Summer at SAM. Share your photos with hashtag #SummerAtSAM. More info about Summer at SAM programming - free live performances, yoga, zumba, art tours, art activities and more, every Thursday and Saturday July 9 - August 29: http://www.visitsam.org/summer. Thursday July 30 - Dog Night Dogs are always welcome at the Olympic Sculpture Park, but tonight it’s all about the pets you adore. Celebrate your canine…

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August 2015

Summer at SAM: Thursday at the Park with Gigantor and Lynval Golding

August 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us Thursday evenings for free live music, art tours and activities as part of Summer at SAM. Share your photos with hashtag #SummerAtSAM. More info about Summer at SAM programming - free live performances, yoga, zumba, art tours, art activities and more, every Thursday and Saturday July 9 - August 29: http://www.visitsam.org/summer. THU AUG 6: MEMBERS APPRECIATION NIGHT All are welcome as SAM expresses special appreciation for our Members with discounts and perks. Make sure to bring your SAM…

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Summer at SAM: Thursday at the Park with Art of Jazz

August 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us Thursday evenings for free live music, art tours and activities as part of Summer at SAM. Share your photos with hashtag #SummerAtSAM. More info about Summer at SAM programming - free live performances, yoga, zumba, art tours, art activities and more, every Thursday and Saturday July 9 - August 29: http://www.visitsam.org/summer. THU AUG 13: SAM Performs 6–8 pm Art of Jazz with Replicant Join us for Art of Jazz as members of the Theoretics and Klozd Sirkut unite…

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Legendary Children: Paris Is Burning & Beyond

August 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

**Please reserve a FREE ticket to guarantee entry to this popular event! ** TICKETS: http://bit.ly/LCPiB A fierce evening inspired by ball culture organized by and for Seattle's TQPOC (Trans, Queer People of Color) communities. Walk the runway. Dance to music from Seattle's hottest underground DJs. Pose for the cameras. Watch the documentary Paris Is Burning and join the community talk back. Plus, find films, books and more that explore the ball scene. FEATURING: Watch portions of the film w/ Q&A…

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Summer at SAM: Thursday at the Park with Naomi Wachira

August 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us Thursday evenings for free live music, art tours and activities as part of Summer at SAM. Share your photos with hashtag #SummerAtSAM. More info about Summer at SAM programming - free live performances, yoga, zumba, art tours, art activities and more, every Thursday and Saturday July 9 - August 29: http://www.visitsam.org/summer. THU AUG 20: SAM Performs 6–8 pm Naomi Wachira Naomi Wachira brings you a blend of African rhythm, American folk, and true soul. A Kenyan musician at…

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Bike Night Summer at SAM: Thursdays at the Park with Pony Time & Wimps

August 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us Thursday evenings for free live music, art tours and activities as part of Summer at SAM. Share your photos with hashtag #SummerAtSAM. More info about Summer at SAM programming - free live performances, yoga, zumba, art tours, art activities and more, every Thursday and Saturday July 9 - August 29: http://www.visitsam.org/summer. THU AUG 27 - BIKE NIGHT: Beat the traffic, save the planet, improve your health, explore your community, rock some helmet hair, whatever your reasons, grab your…

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September 2015

Neighborhoods: Opening Reception at SAM Gallery

September 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us for the opening reception for "Neighborhoods" featuring new artwork by local artists Elizabeth Gahan, Kate Protage, and Kellie Talbot. The artists in this show present geographical locations that may seem familiar and may exist in reality—but definitely are transformed by the artist's perspective. Artwork credit: “Pink Champagne” by Kellie Talbot, 2015

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October 2015

Intimate Impressionism Community Day

October 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Don’t miss an amazing day of art making, music and magic in celebration of the new exhibition "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art." First 500 attendees of Community Day get in free to the galleries. Tickets will be available at the First Avenue and University Street entrance on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 am. Listen to live music, make art, go on tours, watch performances, and take workshops inspired by the exhibition. Bring your family, friends,…

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Dia de los Muertos Celebration

October 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Celebrate Día de Muertos at SAM by checking out this year’s unique tapete (sand painting) installation inspired by Oaxaca’s beautiful traditions. Enjoy music, dancing, and get creative with hands-on art activities and workshops connecting art, culture, and tradition. Free and open to the public, RSVP requested. All ages. Visite un tapete (pintura de arena) inspirado por las hermosas tradiciones de Oaxaca para celebrar el Día de los Muertos. Disfrute de música, baile, y use su imaginación en actividades y talleres…

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November 2015

SAM Remix

November 6, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 12:59 am
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

#SAMRemix tickets are on sale now: http://bit.ly/1hTTKqI Choose your own adventure from this fabulous late night of performances, activities, dancing, and more with our special exhibition "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art" and SAM’s fantastic collection.

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Strangeways: My Favorite Things @ SAM: Remix

November 6, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Obviously, I j'adore art. Look how reverently I am perusing the delighful art (by John Cristicello) in the above photo. It's quite apparent that I'm very much "into" the art and yearn to explore it...understand it...engulf it with all my senses. Those nuts at the fabulous Seattle Art Museum have apparently found out about my artsy appreciation (or, have they lost their minds?) because they've asked ME to host a tour at this month's equally fabulous "SAM Remix" their delicious…

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December 2015

SAM Talks: Food, Art, & Impressionism

December 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Local chef Renee Erickson and artist Jeffry Mitchell discuss the connections between food and art, inspired by "Intimate Impressionism." Get tickets: http://bit.ly/1Mzlugc One of the country's most acclaimed chefs, Renee Erickson is a James-Beard nominated chef and the owner of several Seattle restaurants: The Whale Wins, Boat Street Kitchen, The Walrus and the Carpenter, and Barnacle. Erickson's luscious cookbook is perfect for anyone who loves the fresh seasonal food of the Pacific Northwest. Defined by the bounty of the Puget…

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April 2016

Legendary Children at Seattle Art Museum

April 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us for a night of the beautiful, the transgressive, and the unique as we celebrate QTPOC communities. FREE, RSVP requested Enjoy performances, DJs and art by some of Seattle’s most talented queer artists. Take part in community conversations sparked by the exhibition "Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic”. This evening is about representation, dance, empowerment, art and social justice, with QTPOC voices ringing loud and clear. HOSTS Regine Dynasty, Aleksa Manila MUSIC DJ Riz DJ Reverend Dollars PUBLIC RUNWAY CURATORS…

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June 2016

Graphic Masters: Free Opening Night at Seattle Art Museum

June 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Seattle Art Museum will be open late on June 9 to celebrate the new exhibition, "Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb." The celebration will feature music, art, animation, and zines. Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited! Free and open to the public. #GraphicMasters THURSDAY, JUNE 9 THE NIGHT'S EVENTS INCLUDE: 5:30–8:30 PM: Art of Jazz featuring Happy Orchestra. 5–9 PM: SAM + Short Run : Zine & Print Fair A showcase of local illustrators,…

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October 2016

Opening Day of “Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style”

October 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

"Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style" is so grand, gallery capacity will be lower than normal. We encourage you to buy tickets now for your preferred date and time, as we expect the exhibition to sell out in advance on busy days. Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/2adI7vN Share your photos and reviews with #SAMYSL The Seattle Art Museum presents "Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style," showcasing highlights from the legendary designer’s 44-year career. With a selection of over 100 haute…

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Free Opening Reception for “Frocks & Vestments” at SAM Gallery

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Celebrate the SAM Gallery opening of "Frocks & Vestments," with featured artists: Larry Calkins Elizabeth Jameson Christopher Kroehler and Liz Tran. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. On our website: http://bit.ly/1Nz6UIA We invite you to buy timed tickets in advance to view "Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style" at Seattle Art Museum before or after this SAM Gallery event: visitsam.org/ysl. Image: "Ornament Eight" by Liz Tran, 24 x 24 in., mixed media on panel.

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Opening Night Gala & Triple Door Afterparty

October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

For this Red Carpet event, we present to you a Bangladeshi feature film, Aynabaji and a Tamil short film, A Ride to Remember, followed by a Reception at The Triple Door.

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Diwali Ball

October 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Celebrate India’s Festival of Lights by joining SAM for this spectacular evening! Diwali is a festival of joy and merriment celebrating the triumph of good over evil. The Hindus welcome peace and prosperity by illuminating their homes with diyas. At this year’s Diwali Ball you can: - Adorn yourself with henna - Visit fortune tellers - Participate in dance performances with Rhythms of India - Join one of our artistic and playful tours of "Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of…

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Yves Saint Laurent Selects: Les Enfants du Paradis

October 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

As he grew up, Yves Saint Laurent’s personal and professional sensibilities were shaped by the art of film. SAM and Alliance Francaise de Seattle present two of Saint Laurent’s favorites, each a model of refined beauty and compelling romance: "Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise)," Marcel Carne, 1945 and "La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast)," Jean Cocteau, 1948. We'll also screen the remarkable "Belle de jour" starring Catherine Deneuve, for which Saint Laurent designed the costumes.…

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Dia de los Muertos Community Night Out (FREE)

October 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at SAM by checking out this year’s unique tapete (sand painting) installation inspired by Oaxaca’s beautiful traditions. Take in a dance performance, get involved with art activities, listen to music, and more! Free and open to the public, RSVP requested. All ages. On our website: http://bit.ly/2dsvQSa

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November 2016

Fashioning Roles of Diversity with Bethann Hardison

November 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Supermodel and advocate Bethann Hardison joins SAM's Deputy Director of Art Chiyo Ishikawa for a discussion on the changing roles of racial diversity in the fashion industry in conjunction with the exhibition, "Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style." Hardison will discuss a career's worth of experience working as a model, agent, and activist, including her experiences working with top tier designers both in the US and abroad. She and Ishikawa will also discuss Yves Saint Laurent's role in bringing…

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Legendary Children

November 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us for a night of high style that puts QTPOC communities in the central spotlight. Legendary Children is luxe, transgressive, and totally FREE. RSVP requested. This evening is where the arts and social justice meet, with QTPOC voices ringing loud and clear. Enjoy live performances, hot DJs, and the artistry of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most talented performers. Come for the art, stay for the public runway and entry to the special exhibition “Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection…

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Yves Saint Laurent Selects: La Belle et la Bete

November 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

As he grew up, Yves Saint Laurent’s personal and professional sensibilities were shaped by the art of film. SAM and Alliance Francaise de Seattle present one of Saint Laurent’s favorites, a model of refined beauty and compelling romance: "La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast)", Jean Cocteau, 1948. On November 30, we'll screen the remarkable "Belle de jour" starring Catherine Deneuve, for which Saint Laurent designed the costumes. Luis Bunuel, 1967. 35mm films in French with English subtitles.…

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Betty Bowen Award Ceremony

November 10, 2016 @ 5:45 am - 7:45 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Please join us in celebrating the 2016 Betty Bowen Award Winner, Wendy Red Star and Special Recognition Award Winners Dawn Cerny and Mark Mitchell! The 38th winner of the annual award—which honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work—Red Star examines the intersections of traditional Native American culture and colonialist histories and modes of representation. Hear Red Star and Special Recognition Award Winner Dawn Cerny discuss their work at this special celebration. A public reception will immediately…

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Family Festival

November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Spend the day exploring our new exhibition "Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style" with a full day of live performances, music, art making, and tours inspired by the exhibition. Grab the family and friends—the whole community is invited. The event is located in SAM's public spaces and is free to all. Admission to the exhibition is free for kids 12 and under with a paying adult. RSVP requested. On our website: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Visit/Calendar/Events?EventID=52420 Photo by Robert Wade. #SAMYSL

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SAM Remix

November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

#SAMRemix returns for a full evening of performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring SAM's collection and special exhibitions. Choose your own adventure during this creative late-night out inspired by "Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style." Tickets: visitsam.org/remix SAM Remix is an ages 18+ event.

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December 2016

The Perfection of Style Fashion Show

December 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

In celebration of "Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style," local designers create original fashion inspired by works in SAM's collection. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2egnI9O. One of Saint Laurent's most famous contributions to the fashion world was the Mondrian dress in the Fall-Winter 1965 collection. Discovering the modern painter in a book given to him by his mother, Saint Laurent saw how the rhythm of color could be combined with a bold and forceful line to add shape and volume to the…

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Yves Saint Laurent Member Tuesday

December 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

On December 20, Seattle Art Museum will open its doors for Member Tuesday exclusively to members! "Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style" showcases highlights from the legendary designer’s 44-year career. Drawn from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, the exhibition features new acquisitions by the Foundation that have never been shown publicly before. Docents will be giving a brief introduction of the exhibit in the first gallery of Yves Saint Laurent at 3 and…

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January 2017

SAM Gallery: Free Opening Reception for Start Now

January 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us at SAM Gallery on January 5 for a free opening reception of "Start Now." This show is for anyone who wants to start a fine art collection and is not sure how to get started. The artists in this show are providing new work at accessible prices for new collectors or anyone wanting to add a new artist to their collection. FEATURED ARTISTS Katie Anderson Marita Dingus Troy Gua Elizabeth Lopez Laura Van Horne "Start Now" will be…

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Opening Day Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us January 21 for opening day of "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series." Free advance tickets are available now: visitsam.org/migration In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of this city’s most beloved artists, Jacob Lawrence, the Seattle Art Museum presents "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series." Acclaimed as Lawrence’s masterwork, this epic series chronicles in words and pictures the exodus of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North in the decades after the First…

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February 2017

SAM Gallery: Northwest Nature Free Opening Reception

February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

From the beauty of our natural surroundings to the tension between our built environment and setting, the artists in "Northwest Nature" continue the tradition of investigating our relationship with nature. FEATURED ARTISTS: Linda Davidson Elizabeth Gahan Mary Lamery Ryan Molenkamp Kimberly Trowbridge Free and open to the public. On our website: http://bit.ly/2iuVbkm SAM Gallery presents "Northwest Nature" February 15–March 15, coinciding with the Seattle Art Museum's exhibition "Seeing Nature." Before or after this event, join us from 5–9pm at Seattle…

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Step Afrika! Migrations pop-up at Seattle Art Museum

February 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Sunday, February 19 at 1PM Seattle Art Museum lobby, Downtown Seattle Free and open to the public Join Step Afrika! as they perform creative excerpts of their work, The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence at the Seattle Art Museum to celebrate the legacy of Jacob Lawrence and his Migration Series, on display at SAM Jan 21-April 23, 2017. Step Afrika! founder, C. Brian Williams, will be on hand to offer insight into the construction of this dance, inspired by Lawrence…

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March 2017

SAM Gallery: Free Opening Reception for Four from Portland

March 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Celebrate the SAM Gallery opening of "Four from Portland". FEATURED ARTISTS Matt Cosby Shawn Demarest Tamara English Gabe Fernandez Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. On our website: http://bit.ly/2lW5FL3.

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Thelma Schoonmaker Presents: The Red Shoes

March 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese’s triple-Oscar-winning film editor, and widow of legendary British director Michael Powell, presents Powell’s masterpiece "The Red Shoes," a stunning dance of life, love, and art between a ballet dancer (Moira Shearer), a composer (Marius Goring), and an impresario (Anton Walbrook). Thelma will introduce the 35mm film and answer audience questions. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2lsVYRg OTHER FILMS IN THIS SERIES: TUE MAR 7 The King Of Comedy On our website: http://bit.ly/2mg5SJ2 A limited number of single-film tickets may be…

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Thelma Schoonmaker Presents: The King of Comedy

March 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese’s triple-Oscar-winning film editor, and widow of legendary British director Michael Powell, presents Scorsese’s darkly hilarious "The King of Comedy." Watch would-be comedian Robert De Niro and his dangerous girlfriend (Sandra Bernhard) kidnap De Niro’s TV idol (Jerry Lewis). Thelma will introduce this 35mm film and answer audience questions. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2mg5SJ2 OTHER FILMS IN THIS SERIES MON MAR 6 The Red Shoes http://bit.ly/2mg9Bqb A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis…

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Screening and Cast Q&A

March 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Before the new Twin Peaks debuts on TV in May, TV and film stars Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Gary Hershberger (Mike Nelson), and Wendy Robie (Nadine Hurley) will join us to present David Lynch’s 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (35mm) and answer audience questions. Advance tickets are sold out. A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis day of beginning at 7:25 pm for $9 (cash/check only).

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SAM Remix

March 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

#SAMRemix returns jam-packed with eclectic performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring SAM's collection and special exhibitions. Dress up, let loose, and get down as you revel in this lively late-night out inspired by "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series" and "Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection." Tickets: visitsam.org/remix Special thanks to our March 2017 Remix cohosts. Photo by Natali Wiseman

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April 2017

Legendary Children at Seattle Art Museum

April 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us for a night of the beautiful, the transgressive and the unique as we celebrate QTPOC communities. The evening features performances, DJs, art, and community conversations from some of Seattle’s most talented queer and transgender artists. The "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series” exhibit will also be on full display at the SAM. This is an evening of representation, dance, empowerment, art, and social justice that transforms through QTPOC voices ringing loud and clear. Photograph by Angel Ceballos

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Complex Exchange: Communities of Yesterday and Tomorrow – Free

April 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Complex Exchange pairs Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines in a series of conversations to tackle themes inspired by the exhibition "Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series" on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and "An Elegant Utility: Building Family and Community in the Central District" at the Northwest African American Museum. Free with RSVP: http://bit.ly/2m5Esp7 This year’s series will include two programs, one hosted at each institution. This program will feature David Harris, cultural entrepreneur, Jade Solomon Curtis,…

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SAM Gallery: Opening Reception for Pulp Fictions – Free

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Come celebrate the SAM Gallery opening reception for "Pulp Fictions." FEATURED ARTISTS Alfred Harris Cathy Sarkowsky Kate Sweeney Jennifer Zwick Light refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public. On our website: http://bit.ly/2nKXtuy Image: "Kali Pink" (detail) by Kate Sweeney, 54 x 30 in., mixed media on paper.

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Opening Day of Common Pleasures: Art of Urban Life in Edo Japan

April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us for Opening Day of "Common Pleasures: Art of Urban Life in Edo Japan" at Seattle Art Museum. About the exhibition: Japan saw an urban culture bloom during the Edo period (1603–1868). Residents in growing city centers, especially in Edo (present-day Tokyo), Kyoto, and Osaka, participated in many pastimes: theater, pleasure quarters, and festivals were among the most popular ones. Townspeople—made up of artisans and merchants, the two lower classes in the social hierarchy of the Edo period—became the…

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Celebrate Independent Bookstores

April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

In recognition of National Independent Bookstore Day, SAM Shop is clearing off their book shelves by providing you with bargain prices! Stop in to buy your art books, artist monographs, catalogues, and more during this two-week sale. Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, May 14 at SAM Shop (open during museum hours). Free and open to the public. On our website: http://bit.ly/2pZXaMX.

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May 2017

Jennifer West: Film Memory – Free

May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Jennifer West, known for her sensual, partly imagistic, partly abstract works exploring the materiality of film celluloid, debuts the Pacific Northwest section of "Film Memory"—a project five years in the making. RSVP for free tickets: http://bit.ly/2oVah5v This video explores the subject of “the remembered movie.” It delves into how fiction weaves itself into our memories and how our viewing experience has changed with the digital revolution. Inspired by the illuminating experience of re-watching Chris Marker’s “San Soleil”—a favorite film from…

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SAM Teen Night Out (FREE)

May 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

For teens by teens! Make the museum yours during this action-packed night for high school-age teens only. This not-to-be-missed evening is inspired by the exhibition "Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection" and showcases creativity and complex cultures alongside incredible DJs, teen art tours, and art-making workshops led by Seattle’s hottest contemporary artists. MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Don’t miss a dance performance by Northwest Tap Connection (Official). Groove to music with dj100proof ART & ACTIVITIES Inspired by…

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June 2017

Party in the Park

June 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

It’s the 10th anniversary of the Olympic Sculpture Park and Party in the Park is shaking things up! Join us for this pop-up night of art, music, food, and drink as we celebrate the park and honor two of its tremendous founders, Jon Shirley and his late wife Mary. Our exciting new format this year will make Party in the Park an evening you won't soon forget! Artistic Bar Crawl: Visit outrageous and inspired pop-up bars and lounges created by…

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July 2017

Kitchen Sessions : Yayoi Kusama

July 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Kitchen Sessions: Yayoi Kusama, Curated by Imani Sims Wednesday,July 19,7.00- 9.00 pm Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas and Seattle Art Museum bring you a night of music, poetry, dance and art that explores themes of Yayoi Kusama's artwork. African American women have confronted mental illness in the privacy of their kitchens for years. This Kitchen Sessions works to illuminate our endeavors to heal. With performances by Ms. Briq House, Naa Akua, Tyisha Nedd, Angel Gardner, and Eva Walker…

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October 2017

Opening Night Gala: 12th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival

October 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Lights, Camera, Action! Kick off the 12th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival in style in Downtown Seattle Art Museum, Red-Carpet OPENING NIGHT GALA—A night to see and be seen with the stars of South Asian Cinema and the diaspora, right here in Seattle. With two fantastic movie screenings, catering from Annapurna Cafe plus exciting new fusion-music acts, this is one cultural experience you don't want to miss! -------- Setting off the Festival are two acclaimed films from Nepal, our focus…

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10th Annual Diwali Ball at SAM

October 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Sarah and Rebekah will both be back again this year doing henna at the Seattle Art Museum's 10th annual Diwali Ball. The shortest lines are during the first hour, so get your henna early and enjoy the party!

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Opening Day for Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

October 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Tickets are now on sale for "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect" at Seattle Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view October 19, 2017—January 15, 2018. visitsam.org/wyeth #AndrewWyeth Enter Andrew Wyeth’s reality. On the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth, "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect" examines the American master’s 75-year career and offers unexpected perspectives on his art and legacy. Organized in partnership with the Brandywine River Museum, this major exhibition presents over 100 of the artist’s paintings and drawings. It looks…

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Andrew Wyeth at the Movies: Days of Heaven

October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us October 19 for "Andrew Wyeth at the Movies: Days of Heaven." Explore the cinematic qualities of Andrew Wyeth's paintings with an introduction from SAM's Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art, Patti Junker, followed by a screening of Terence' Malick's 1978 film, Days of Heaven. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2ypDNVP October 19 is also opening day for our special exhibition "Andrew Wyeth: In Restrospect." visitsam.org/wyeth for details and tickets. RELATED EVENTS: November 15: Andrew Wyeth at The Movies: The Big Parade…

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Dia de los Muertos Community Night Out (free)

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at SAM by checking out this year’s unique tapete (sand painting) installation inspired by Oaxaca’s beautiful traditions. Take in a dance performance, get involved with art activities, listen to music, and more! Support for Dia de los Muertos is provided by the Consulado de Mexico en Seattle. Free and open to the public, RSVP requested. All ages. Photo: Natali Wiseman

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November 2017

SAM Remix

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Find your flair, strut your stuff, and mix it up as SAM transforms during a lively evening of performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring SAM’s collection and "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect." Become part of Seattle’s creative community of artists, performers, and thinkers through this unique museum experience. #SAMRemix Tickets: visitsam.org/remix REBOOT WITH REMIX Dance all night long to mixes by DJ Rocrytete. Take part in art activities led by local artists Aramis O. Hamer, Janet Fagan, and Common AREA Maintenance@!…

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December 2017

SAM Gallery – Free Opening Reception for Color Excursion

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join SAM Gallery and our artists on December 7 as we celebrate their new work created for "Color Excursion." Escape into exuberant artwork from Pacific Northwest artists who make vibrant, lively work ready to recharge your senses! FEATURED ARTISTS: Carolyn Cole Stephen Rock Leslie Stoner Liz Tran Sheryl Westergreen Light refreshments will be provided. December 7 is First Thursday. Half-price tickets to view "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect" on First Thursday are available online. visitsam.org/wyeth Image: "Orange (81701)" by Carolyn Cole,…

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February 2018

SAM Films: David Lynch From The Alphabet to Eraserhead

February 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

David Lynch is a painter who became a filmmaker, and his gift for melding visionary imagery, provocative ideas, and dream logic was evident in his first late-1960s short films, which were a prelude to his first feature-length masterpiece, Eraserhead (1977). Lynch has restored all the films, and he’s engineered a new stereo sound mix for Eraserhead. Get tickets online: http://bit.ly/AlphabettoEraserhead Over the phone: 206.654.3210 Or in person A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served…

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Figuring History: Community Celebration – Free

February 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

We’re open late on February 15 to celebrate the new exhibition, "Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas" with a free public celebration featuring music, performances, art making, and more. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested: http://bit.ly/2CQOwan. Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited! Presented by Delta Target Sponsored by RealNetworks Foundation Image: "Tamika sur une chaise longue avec Monet," 2012, Mickalene Thomas, rhinestones, acrylic, oil, and enamel on wood panel, 108 x 144…

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Kerry James Marshall and Mickalene Thomas in Conversation

February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Advanced RSVPs for this program are full. Any remaining seats will be made available night-of, first-come, first-served on a standby basis. To receive a standby ticket, visit Plestcheeff Auditorium starting at 6:15 pm. Standby tickets do not guarantee entry. A free simulcast will be available in Nordstrom Lecture Hall also on a first-come, first-served basis. Hear from artists Mickalene Thomas and Kerry James Marshall during the opening celebration for "Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas" as they…

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Kijiji Night 2018

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

SEATTLE – SAM and One Vibe Africa are proud to present Kijiji Night at Seattle Art Museum. Kijiji means village in Swahili. The third annual Kijiji Night is on Thursday, February 22nd from 6:00-9:00 pm. The evening will bring the spirit of an African village to SAM through live traditional musical performances, storytelling, poetry, and reading of excerpts from One Vibe Photo Book, We Will Lead Africa, and Unbounded by Boniface Mwangi.

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March 2018

SAM Gallery: Opening Reception for Outside Influences

March 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join SAM Gallery artists as we celebrate their new work created for "Outside Influences." A panel discussion with the artists will be held from 5-6 pm before the opening. Light refreshments will be available. FEATURED ARTISTS Dan Hawkins Ryan Molenkamp Kate Protage Chris Sheridan http://bit.ly/OutsideInfluencesOpening Image: Sound Cascade 29, Ryan Molenkamp, acrylic on panel, 30 x 48 in.

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Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today

March 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Complex Exchange features presenters and practices that reference black experience and lives of people of color from a local context. Free with RSVP requested: http://bit.ly/ComplexExchangeSAM Join in this series of conversations with Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines to tackle themes inspired by the exhibition "Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas" on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and "Everyday Black" at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM). This year’s series will include two programs,…

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SAM REMIX

March 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

#SAMRemix revolves around you! Become part of Seattle’s creative community of artists, performers, and thinkers through this unique museum experience inspired by "Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas" and jam-packed with eclectic performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring SAM's collection and special exhibitions. visitsam.org/remix Program Sponsor Delta Airlines Starbucks Media Sponsors The Stranger KEXP

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April 2018

Kitchen Sessions: Figuring History

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

The Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas and SAM presents: KITCHEN SESSIONS: FIGURING HISTORY Curated by Imani Sims "Celebrating Black femme and non-binary identified artists as they reflect on and discuss with an intergenerational audience." Entry to the FIGURING HISTORY: ROBERT COLESCOTT, KERRY JAMES MARSHALL, MICKALENE THOMAS, exhibition is included with ticket purchase. FEATURED ARTISTS Jessica Rycheal Eva Walker Dani Tirrell Kimisha Turner Anastacia Renee What are Kitchen Sessions? Kitchen Sessions are an opportunity to highlight and celebrate Black…

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Legendary Children

April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us at 8pm sharp for LEGENDARY CHILDREN, a late night of extravagant style that spotlights all the gorgeousness of QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) communities. This evening is where arts and social justice get intersectional, with QTPOC voices ringing loud and clear. Enjoy live performances, hot DJs, and the artistry of some of the Pacific Northwest's most talented drag royalty and multi-talented live performers. Come for the art, stay for the public runway and a chance to…

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June 2018

Double Exposure Indigenous Peoples’ Opening

June 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

In honor of the opening of "Double Exposure: Edward Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson," SAM invites all Native communities to be the first visitors to view the exhibition. This free event is open to any individuals with tribal affiliations in acknowledgement and gratitude for the living legacies of Native people in the Pacific Northwest. The evening will include admission to the exhibition, performances, food, and welcomes from members of local tribes. visitsam.org/opening #SAMDoubleExposure Free transportation is available, please…

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Double Exposure: Free Community Opening Celebration

June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited! Come celebrate the new exhibition, Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson with a free public opening featuring live performances, an art market, music, and art making. Presented in partnership with Longhouse Media. RSVP to let us know you're coming http://bit.ly/DoubleExpoureCelebration #SAMDoubleExposure Join and share our Facebook event. Native Art Market featuring local artists, makers, and organizations. See full list of participants at the bottom of this…

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David Lynch Movie Night: Blue Velvet + Blue Velvet Revisited

June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

David Lynch’s "Blue Velvet" (1986) is a pop music daydream/deep river night fever coming-of-age masterpiece, that inspired author David Foster Wallace’s celebrated career. Innocent small town youth, Kyle MacLachlan explores the light (Laura Dern) and dark (Isabella Rossellini) mysteries of love, and encounters dangerous human wildlife (Dennis Hopper) in the secret heart of America. In 35mm, 120 min. http://bit.ly/DavidLynchBlueVelvet Plus, the Seattle premiere of Blue Velvet Revisited (2017), which features the footage filmmaker Peter Braatz shot of Lynch and company…

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September 2018

SAM Gallery: Opening Reception for Bold Types

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join SAM Gallery for the opening reception of Bold Types. The artists in this show all work with text, typefaces, signage, psychedelia, and symbols in bold ways. http://bit.ly/BoldTypesSAM FEATURED ARTISTS Harold Hollingsworth Kellie Talbot Liz Tran Junko Yamamoto Image: Satellite, Kellie Talbot, 12 x 12 in., oil on panel. https://www.facebook.com/events/2141708769432036/

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Seattle Art Museum (FREE Admission 1st Thursdays Each Month!)

September 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

http://seattleartmuseum.org/exhibitions/now-on-view SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - 1300 FIRST AVE SEATTLE, WA 98101 ASIAN ART MUSEUM (inside Volunteer Park) - 1400 E Prospect St, Seattle, WA 98112 OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK - (by Seattle waterfront Pier 70 and Myrtle Edwards Park) - 2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 https://www.facebook.com/events/247852105865614/

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October 2018

Peacock in the Desert: Free Community Opening Celebration

October 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited to this free Community Opening Celebration of our newest exhibition, "Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India." RSVP requested visitsam.org/peacock #SAMPeacock Peacock In The Desert Bazaar Local artists, makers, and organizations will share their wares. DJ RDX Original mixes all night long. Humaira Abid Make art with this local artist. Jhimiki & Maatal Catch live dance performances. My Favorite Things Tours Led by Laila Kazm, Malvika Wadhawan, Humaira…

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Día De Los Muertos: Free Community Night Out at SAM

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at SAM's free community evening. Check out this year’s unique tapete (sand painting) installation inspired by Oaxaca’s beautiful traditions, take in a dance performance, get involved with art activities, listen to music, and more! bit.ly/DayofDeadSAM Free and open to the public, RSVP requested. All ages. Presented by Delta Air Lines Target Sponsored by RealNetworks Foundation Support for Dia de los Muertos is provided by the Consulado de Mexico en Seattle. Photo: Natali Wiseman https://www.facebook.com/events/264482070849980/

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November 2018

SAM Gallery: Free Opening Reception for 45th Anniversary Show

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join SAM Gallery artists and collectors for a 45th Anniversary blow-out celebration. bit.ly/SAMGallery45 45th Anniversary Show October 31–November 28. We'll be highlighting a variety of artists across both our venues at the Seattle Art Museum—SAM Gallery and TASTE Café. SAM Gallery started operating 45 years ago and over that time has raised millions of dollars for artists by showing and selling their artwork. Come and see some of the stellar lineup of Northwest artists that have made SAM Gallery a…

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SAM Free Diwali Family Festival

November 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

Join us in celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights! All ages are invited to tour our special exhibition, "Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India" and take in some exciting live performances. Craft your own lantern in honor of this historic Indian celebration, and shine your light on the joy and creativity surrounding today's Diwali festivities. This event is free, but please RSVP! bit.ly/DiwaliFF Presented by Delta Air Lines Target Sponsored by RealNetworks Foundation Photo: Robert…

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SAM Remix

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States

#SAMRemix brings you a night of eclectic performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring SAM's collection and special exhibitions during one wild art bash. Become part of Seattle’s creative community of artists, performers, and thinkers through this unique museum experience inspired by exhibitions on view including "Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India." visitsam.org/remix REBOOT WITH REMIX Dance all night long to mixes by DJ Essex. Zakaria Ibrahimi curates some of Seattle’s best music and performers. Make art…

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February 2019

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer Free Community Opening Celebration @ SAM

February 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited! Celebrate Jeffrey Gibson's new exhibition, "Like a Hammer," with a free public opening featuring live performances, music, and art making. http://bit.ly/GibsonCommunityOpening During the Community Opening Celebration, you have a chance to hear directly from the artist as he discusses the work on view in the galleries and the next steps he's exploring in his artwork. This artist talk requires separate tickets which can be reserved online: bit.ly/GibsonArtistTalk Presented by Delta Air…

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March 2019

SAM REMIX

March 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Revel in SAM Remix! Creative late-night performances, art making, live music, tours—all produced by the region’s best artists and creatives. Celebrating more than 10 years and taking inspiration from the many exhibitions on view at SAM, including "Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer," this edition of Remix explores how we find commonality through our complex personal identities. visitsam.org/remix #SAMRemix Remix is a 21+ event. Please bring your ID for entry. THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT Dance to mixes by DJ Riz. Make art…

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May 2019

Legendary Children

May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Legendary Children is an all-ages celebration of house and ball culture and queer and transgender Black, Indigenous, and people of color (QTBIPOC) communities. Optional RSVP is encouraged. Celebrate Legendary Children on May 10! Our May edition celebrates Indigenous Sovereignty and house-and-ball culture, along with our broader QTPOC (Queer and Trans) communities. Legendary Children is where arts and social justice get real, with QTPOC voices ringing loud and clear. Enjoy fab in-gallery performances, hot DJs, and the sublime artistry of the…

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June 2019

Free Victorian Radicals: Community Opening @ SAM

June 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States
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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! bit.ly/SAMVicRadCO Free with RSVP 5:30-7:30 pm 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. 7:30-9 pm Jazz vocalist Gail Pettis…

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August 2019

The Great Victorian Radicals Bake Off

August 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States
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On your marks, get set . . . Bake! The Challenge Appreciating the beauty of the handmade, the delicious, and of course, "The Great British Bake Off," SAM is inviting local bakers to create signature desserts inspired by artworks in the exhibition "Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement." bit.ly/VictorianRadicalsBakeOff View the desserts and see who walks away as a prized baker after our judges make their picks based on the principles of the Pre-Raphaelites and…

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November 2019

SAM Remix November

November 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States
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SAM Remix returns for creative late-night performances, art making, live music, and tours produced by the region’s best artists and creatives inspired by "Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces From The Capodimonte Museum." This Remix explores how we evoke emotion and tell stories through our bodies, senses, and through the blending of art forms. Throughout the Night Dance all night to original mixes by Stas THEE Boss Ms. Briq house curates some of Seattle’s best music and performers Make art with…

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