Visual Art

The Playful Diversity of Miró at SAM

Seattle Art Museum's Miró: The Experience of Seeing showcases the vibrancy and variety of the Spanish artist's late works.

02/13/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Sports Meets Fine Art

Seattle and Denver Art Museums Make a Super Bowl Wager

SAM and DAM bet loans of symbolic art pieces representing the Seahawks and Broncos.

01/27/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Well Read

Seattle Art Museum Book Sale

Save big bucks on books featuring Warhol, Picasso, Anthony Van Dyck, and more.

01/20/2014 By Meredith Barrett

What Are You Waiting For?

Six Sure-Thing Last Minute Gift Shopping Stops

Your guide to where to get the things you need and they want before Christmas Eve hits like a ton of bricks.

12/24/2013 By Laura Cassidy

Visual Art

Three Millennia of Peruvian Art Comes to SAM

Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon lays out a detailed timeline of the country's artistic history.

10/16/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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

Nights at the Museum

Future Beauty Now and Later at SAM

What does this summer have in store for you? Inspiring archival Japanese fashion from the Kyoto Institute and Seattle-specific examples of how modern designers fit your look.

05/23/2013 By Laura Cassidy


SAM’s Future Beauty

A contemporary Japanese fashion exhibit is bathed in Northwest light.

05/22/2013 By Laura Cassidy

Art for All

Video: Seattle Art Museum Unveils 'Mirror'

The new video installation on SAM's facade lights up First and Union.

03/25/2013 By Laura Dannen

Visual Art

SAM's New Eye-Catching Outdoor Artwork

Doug Aitken's ever-changing LED video project Mirror gets a permanent place on the museum's facade.

03/20/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld


Meet Catharina Manchanda, SAM’s Modern Art Curator

The native German brings a good eye and smart ideas to the city’s biggest museum.

03/20/2013 By Sheila Farr

Art Review

The Vogel Collection at Seattle Art Museum: “We Were Obsessed”

A New York postal worker and a librarian spent much of their income on the 20th-century’s most challenging art—50 works now belong to SAM.

03/19/2013 By Sheila Farr

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

Critic's Notebook

What Really Happens When 'Women Take Over'

There's a bit of "Genital Panic" in the all-female art exhibit Elles at Seattle Art Museum.

10/16/2012 By Sheila Farr

Visual Art

SAM's New Contemporary Art Curator Is Doing Some Impressive Work

Catharina Manchanda shows wit and a fine-tuned aesthetic in her first exhibits at the Seattle Art Museum.

10/10/2012 By Sheila Farr

Fall Arts Preview

Elles at SAM: "This Isn't a Feminist Exhibition"

Seattle Art Museum shows a century's worth of modern and contemporary art by women in its ambitious new exhibit, on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

10/08/2012 By Laura Dannen

Visual Art

Epic Indian Art: Paintings of the Ramayana at Seattle Asian Art Museum

SAAM's latest exhibits deliver something old (illustrations of the 2,000-year-old epic Ramayana) and something new (modern art by the women of Sita).

09/12/2012 By Sheila Farr


When Kusama Came to Town

Fashion's all over Yayoi Kusama and her Louis Vuitton collaboration; do you know the Seattle side of the story?

08/03/2012 By Laura Cassidy


Hurry, Win This Central Asia Trip from SAAM

You can figure out where Uzbekistan is later.

07/17/2012 By Allison Williams

Museum News

Kimerly Rorschach Is the New Director of Seattle Art Museum

The former head of Duke’s Nasher Museum starts work this fall.

07/16/2012 By Laura Dannen