Visual Art

Anti-Museum

Banksyland Rejects the Art Gallery Convention

This unauthorized exhibit aims to capture Banksy's anti-establishment ethos in the way it presents the famed street artist's work.

06/15/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Day in the Life

A SAM Curator Reframes the Mysterious World of Fine Art

The Seattle Art Museum's first ever curator of South Asian art takes us along for a day of liaising with Christie's and local private collectors.

06/09/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Met Recs

May Pick: Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water at SAM

If you're wondering what to do in Seattle this May, we recommend checking out Seattle Art Museum's special exhibition on climate.

05/05/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Space to Dream

Gallery 4Culture Reopens to the Public

The free gallery near Pioneer Square maintained by King County's agency for cultural funding reopens for in-person visitors and First Thursdays.

05/04/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Moving the Needle

Two Generations of Female Tattoo Artists Propel the Industry Forward

Madame Lazonga and Lolli Morlock are two of the many artists carving a new path for women and queer people in a once male-dominated field.

03/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman Photography by Daniel Berman

Arts and Minds

In The Public Eye: A Look at Seattle Through Art Installations

From Rachel the Pig at Pike Place to the BLM mural, Seattle is connected by a thread of new and historic artworks that tell the story of our city.

03/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman Photography by Chona Kasinger

On View

Packaged Black Bridges the Gap Between Inner and Outer Beauty

The Henry Art Gallery hosts a collaboration between Seattle-based artist Barbara Earl Thomas and Derrick Adams that explores pleasure and identity.

10/26/2021 By Sophie Grossman

On View

SAM Is Showing a Major Imogen Cunningham Retrospective

Washington photographer Imogen Cunningham's works range from floral abstraction to street photos.

10/05/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

The Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair Is Back

The second annual surrogate event also heralds First Thursday Art Walk's return.

08/03/2021 By Stefan Milne

Pipelines

Pot Paraphernalia Makers Are Driving Glass Art Innovation

Turns out the Northwest is a pipemaking hub.

07/12/2021 By Stefan Milne

Through the Cooking Glass

At 50 Pilchuck Glass School Is Still Hot

The catalyst for Seattle’s luminous art form remains malleable.

06/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Jeremy Bell Talks Peep Show: A Glimpse at Soul

The exhibition runs at ArtXchange Gallery through June.

05/25/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Pioneer Square’s Martyr Sauce Has Grown into a Street Level Gallery

You can still step inside the underground art space, but now it has a candy-colored sibling: MS PAM.

05/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

For the Fungible

Kurt Cobain’s “The Last Session” Sale Signals the Stupidity of the Art NFT Market

On Monday, you can buy a digital version of film photographs. The bidding starts at $75,000.

04/30/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Daisy Patton Talks Forgetting Is So Long

The painter takes discarded family photos and "sort of shocks them back into being."

04/13/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Jacob Lawrence and Barbara Earl Thomas Witness America in their SAM Shows

Exhibitions from the two major local artists are showing right now at the museum.

03/18/2021 By Stefan Milne

At Last

Museum of Museums Is Finally Open

The First Hill art center's long-delayed debut has arrived.

03/11/2021 By Stefan Milne

Honey I Shrunk the Klimt

The Outsize Pleasures of Seattle’s Tiny Art

The city now sports a miniature art gallery and a miniature museum.

02/09/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Anastacia-Reneé’s Frye Show Is a Blistering Look at Gentrification

'(Don’t Be Absurd) Alice In Parts' opens at the museum later this month.

02/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Artist Roger Shimomura Talks '100 Little White Lies'

The former Seattleite is showing 100 small paintings at Greg Kucera Gallery this month.

01/04/2021 By Stefan Milne