Season Preview

14 Seattle Events to Catch This Spring

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix in March, April, and May.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do January 18–20

A heartfelt anime with rave reviews, a Tom Jones–take on Broadway, and a first in Seattle festivals.

01/17/2019 By Gwen Hughes

Sales & Events

Wear What When December 3–9

This week: Sell Your Sole Consignment hosts a holiday donation drive and cocktail soiree, Prairie Underground blesses us with another sample sale, and the Se...

12/03/2018 By Elizabeth Podlesnik

Light a Fire 2018: Extraordinary Executive Director

Kimerly Rorschach Helps Keep SAM Out of the Red and Into the Infinity Mirrors

Rorschach brought a new vision to the museum at a critical point in time.

05/22/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work April 30–May 4

Podcasting in person at SAM, a cartoonist tackles bipolarism, and epidemic survivors remembered through dance.

04/30/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Visual Art

Seattle Art Museum Awarded $3.5 Million for Asian Paintings Conservation Center

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation challenge grant goes towards establishing the new center inside the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

10/27/2017 By Jaime Archer

Infinite Selfies

Prepare Your Social Media Feeds for 'Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors'

The Infinity Mirror Rooms at Seattle Art Museum's new blockbuster exhibition allow little time for intimate engagement but more than enough for a photo op.

06/29/2017 By Darren Davis

New Arrivals

Tickets for 'Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors' Now Available

The upcoming exhibition at Seattle Art Museum is flat out unmissable. And tickets are going fast.

05/30/2017 By Darren Davis

Haute Eats

Amandine Announces Special YSL-Inspired Macarons for December

Amandine macarons get a limited edition YSL makeover.

11/29/2016 By Colleen Williams

That's What She Said

W Hotels Kicks Off 'What She Said' with Seattle Art Museum's Chiyo Ishikawa

W Hotels 'What She Said' is a platform that features prominent women in fashion, music, design and fitness. Tuesday, November 1, the hotel brought the series to Seattle.

11/02/2016 By Colleen Williams

Visual Art

Audacious Accessibility Reigns in 'Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic'

Seattle Art Museum's survey of the Brooklyn-based artist's career to date showcases an in-your-face and engaging take on blackness in modern society.

03/22/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Snap Judgment

No More Cars at SAM

After nearly nine years greeting visitors in the entryway of Seattle Art Museum, Cai Guo Qiang’s 'Inopportune: Stage One'—aka the one with the flying, exploding cars—will be removed in January. Pump the brakes or hit the gas?

12/28/2015 By Joanna Sappenfield

Visual Art

Aesthetic Origins: 'Intimate Impressionism' at Seattle Art Museum

While not the most captivating collection, the National Gallery of Art's touring exhibit offers a good overview of essential impressionism.

11/12/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Visual Art

Finding Truth Behind the Masks of SAM's 'Disguise'

There's a lot hiding in this arresting exploration of global African art.

08/11/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Slideshow

Slide Show: Party in the Park

06/27/2015

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: June 2015

Carla Körbes takes her final bow with PNB, EMP showcases the animation legacy of Looney Tunes’ Chuck Jones, and Seattle Symphony plays Fantasia.

06/04/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Open Letter

Dear Seattle Art Museum

Um, why did you have to ban selfie sticks?

04/27/2015 By Ambyr Tenanbaum

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Seattle Art Museum's Barbara Brotherton

The native art curator discusses the musuem's new exhibit Indigenous Beauty.

02/12/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: December 8–14

Late-night holiday theater, Smell-O-Vision, and Olympic Sculpture Park gets lit up: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

12/08/2014 By Darren Davis

Habitat

Seattle Art Museum’s Chris Manojlovic

The museum’s director of exhibition design chatted with us about how an exhibit is born.

11/17/2014 By Angela Cabotaje