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‘Indigenous Beauty’: a blockbuster Native American show at SAM

WASHINGTON – Curators and collectors of Native American art are fully aware of the value-laden, contradictory choices in displaying these objects: Emphasize the visual qualities and you risk minimizing the spiritual, educational or functional contexts out of which the art emerged. 127 more words


Fang Lijun Woodblock, Seattle

One of my research stops in Seattle was the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park.  I was primarily there to visit some of the older pieces in the collection, but I stopped into the contemporary galleries, too, and was completely captivated by this large-scale woodblock print… 31 more words


Dr. Wilda Reviews: Seattle Art Museum’s Indigenous Beauty

Moi recently attended the press preview of Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) exhibit Indigenous Beauty. Here are the exhibit details:

Indigenous Beauty
Feb 12 – May 17 2015…

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Seattle Art Museum - Indigenous Beauty and Seattle Collects Northwest Coast Native Art

The Seattle Art Museum is showing two Native American exhibits from February 12 to May 17, 2015.  Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection… 131 more words


Doug Aitken's "Mirror"

On 1st and Union you will find the new entrance to the Seattle Art Museum. Regulars call it the ‘new entrance’ because when the downtown museum first opened in 1991 the main entrance was near the Hammering Man statue on 1st and University. 254 more words

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Sanford Robinson Gifford - Seattle Art Museum 90.29. Mount Rainier, Bay of Tacoma - Puget Sound (1875)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 53.3 x 102.9 cm. Inscriptions: S. R. Gifford 1875 (lower left); Mt. Reinier — Bay of Tacoma, Puget Sound–S.R. Gifford, pinxit 1875 (on the back, lower left). 17 more words

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Japanese Art Deco

This sleek, bronze beauty is an iconic example of the Art Deco style (c. 1920-1940) – one of my faves.  Its stylized lines, streamlined torso and pared down block feet exemplify the characteristics of this decadent decorative style. 156 more words