Selfie & Other

I Visited the Seattle Selfie Museum, Then an Actual Museum

On the same day, two diametrically opposed "exhibitions" opened in Seattle.

02/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Two New Exhibitions Explore How We See Asia

The Asian Art Museum’s reopening and The American War at Arts at King Street Station give us radically different glimpses into the past and present.

02/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Burien's Latinx Museum Focuses on Migrant Experiences

My visit to the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture was strikingly moving.

02/04/2020 By Charlie Lahud-Zahner

First Thursday and Beyond

4 Art Shows to Check Out in January

From very old (but beautiful!) maps to geometric embroideries on natural landscapes.

01/02/2020 By Stefan Milne

Expecting Mom

The Museum of Museums Playfully Ponders Its Own Existence

First Hill’s new space overflows with exhibitions that question how we want to see art now.

12/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Holiday Homecoming

Canlis and Geronimo Are Throwing the Last Dance Party of the Decade

This year, the Queen Anne institution’s famed New Year’s Eve bash is also a homecoming for the beloved LA-based artist, who grew up on Queen Anne.

12/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

5 Art Shows to See This November

From a digital group show to Ko Kirk Yamahira's deconstructed canvases.

11/06/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

SAM’s Flesh and Blood Is Radiantly Weird

The 39 paintings from Italy’s Capodimonte Museum are fine reminders of the variety in classical art.

10/17/2019 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

5 Art Shows to See in Seattle This October

From a femme glassblower show to a new gallery's group exhibition.

10/03/2019 By Stefan Milne

Opening Dispatch

J. Rinehart Gallery Arrives in Pioneer Square

The new art gallery displays an eclectic mix of local artists, all devoted to process.

10/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

Art Review

The Frye’s Arbus Bonus Explodes How We See Diane Arbus

The show surveys Arbus’s extensive magazine work, as well as reproductions and appropriations of it.

09/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Bone Up

The Coolest Thing About the New Burke Isn't the Huge Mastodon

But that's pretty cool, too.

09/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

5 Art Shows to See in Seattle This September

From Richard Hutter's floral silhouettes to Ann Leda Shapiro's conflation of organs with grim phenomena.

09/04/2019 By Stefan Milne

Baked into History

SAM Channels The Great British Bake Off with a Victorian Confection Competition

Baked goods are totally a vehicle of radical arts movements—and a beautiful, tasty contest on August 29.

08/22/2019 By Sam Jones

The Directors

What Do New Directors Mean for Seattle's Artistic Future?

Seattle Art Museum, Symphony, and Opera all get new leaders this season.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Art Walking

6 Art Shows to See in Seattle This August

A new gallery digs into the Northwest School, Juventino Aranda blows up Golden Books, and Wa Na Wari adds four installations.

07/30/2019 By Stefan Milne and Sam Jones

Arts Notice

Seattle Art Fair 2019 Aims to Be a Room of Wonder

An earthquake simulator, an Instagram star who smashes her face into bread…

07/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

School of Thought

A Small-Town Schoolhouse Gets New Life as a Creative Arts Center

Artists and writers use vintage classrooms to uncover a new side of Rainier.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Arts Notice

At SAM’s Victorian Radicals Emphasis Lands Heavily on the Victorian

As history, the museum’s new exhibit is fascinating—so much so that the text can overwhelm the art.

06/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Changing Art Guard

Seattle Art Museum Announces Its Next Director

Amada Cruz will leave the Phoenix Art Museum and replace Kimerly Rorschach at SAM.

06/10/2019 By Stefan Milne