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

Mighty Mesozoic

Dinos Alive Comes to Seattle This April

This interactive and immersive exhibit in SoDo, featuring dozens of animatronic dinosaurs, provides a perfect weekend activity for kids and families.

01/26/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Writ Large

Two New Van Gogh Shows Are a Strange Kind of Art

What happens when classic Impressionist paintings become an "experience"?

11/01/2021 By Allison Williams

Larger than Life

The Lego Awesome Exhibit Comes to Seattle Center

The exhibition of life-size Lego creations, from a Harley Davidson to a NASA rocket, is a great holiday family activity during Winterfest.

10/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman

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

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

Rock History

MoPOP’s Pearl Jam: Home and Away Is for Fans Only

If you worship the band, make haste to MoPOP. Everyone else can safely stay home.

08/09/2018 By Stefan Milne

Style Exhibit

BAM Celebrates 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Explore the history of the iconic traveling fashion show and how it redefined beauty, style, and empowerment.

05/17/2016 By Aoife Reilly

Traveling Exhibitions

The Life and Death of Pompeii at the Pacific Science Center

The opulent objects and spooky body casts from the doomed ancient Roman city.

03/03/2015 By Jeremy Buben

Food History

A Place at the Table Is Now Open at MOHAI

Fun fact: The Canlis family, the Athenian Inn, and the gyros trend are all of Greek export.

02/10/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Art Review

'Japanese Fashion Has Always Been Far Out'

Seattle Asian Art Museum's show of early Japanese art gives context to the couture of SAM’s Future Beauty exhibit.

06/25/2013 By Sheila Farr

Slideshow

EMP's Fantasy Exhibit Fit for Tolkien and Dragon Fans Alike

Unleash your inner nerd at this family-friendly display of fantasy literature and film props.

05/03/2013 Edited by Laura Dannen With Angela Cabotaje

Slideshow

Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic

EMP hosts an exhibit of fantasy literature and film props, from original hand-edited manuscript pages of The Lord of the Rings to Labyrinth costumes.

05/03/2013

Art Walk

Art After-Hours: Where to Go This First Thursday

Museums are free, galleries stay open late. So...many...choices.

04/04/2013 By Sheila Farr

Exhibit Review

The Dirty Truth About Plastic

Don't we recycle? The Burke Museum's new exhibit Plastics Unwrapped uses "statistical sculptures" to help us face facts.

03/26/2013 By Sheila Farr

Article

Italian Design and Photography Take Over BAM

Studio Ballo travels to the Bellevue Arts Museum with 300 images and 70 iconic design works from the 1950s on.

02/20/2013 By Laura Dannen

Exhibit

The Smithsonian's Art of Video Games, Now at EMP

Explore 40 years of pixelated playable art, from Mario to Mass Effect.

02/14/2013 By Cassandra Callan

Art Review

Inside SAM's New Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Gainsborough Exhibit

Wealth, power, and prestige are behind much of the art we see in a two-part European Masters exhibition.

02/14/2013 By Sheila Farr

Article

New Work by Akio Takamori

The celebrated Seattle artist shows new figurative ceramics at James Harris Gallery.

01/23/2013 By Laura Dannen

Traveling Exhibition

King Tut Exhibit Enters Its Final Month

Before 100 ancient Egyptian artifacts return home (for good), art critic Sheila Farr weighs in.

11/27/2012 By Sheila Farr