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SAM  Seattle Art Museum, Asian Art Museum & Olympic Sculpture Park — #SAMDoubleExposure opens 6/14 #BasquiatUntitled now on view #JonoVaughan now on view

"Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson" is widening the lens on Native culture with 150 historic photographs by Edward S. Curtis and and multi-media installations from three contemporary Indigenous artists. Celebrate the next big thing at SAM during the free Community Opening Celebration on June 14!
@mariannenicolson @tracyrectorart @willraywilson @atribecalledred
#SAMDoubleExposure #seattleart #seattleartmuseum #indigenousart

Happy Birthday Mary Casatt!🎂 Cassatt was so excited after seeing a show of Japanese Prints in Paris she wrote to her friend, painter Berthe Morisot: "You couldn't dream of anything more beautiful. I dream of it and don't think of anything else but color on copper." True to her word, she made a plethora of drypoint prints—a printmaking process where a metal needle is used to scratch lines into a metal, often copper, plate.
#MaryCassatt #printmaking #seattleartmuseum
[🎨: The Banjo Lesson, ca. 1893, Mary Cassatt, Partial and promised gift from a private collection, Drypoint on grey-green laid paper, Plate: 11 3/4 x 9 1/4in. (29.8 x 23.5cm), Sheet: 14 1/8 x 12 1/4in. (35.8 x 31.1cm), Partial and promised gift from a private collection, 2003.124]

Snap out of your Mon-daze with some art!🌞 Our summer hours start next week—we'll be open every Monday through Labor Day. In celebration, we're sharing this seasonally themed work from last year's Betty Bowen Award winner, @wendyredstar!
[📷: "Four Seasons series: Indian Summer," 2006, printed 2016, Wendy Red Star, Archival pigment print on Sunset Fiber rag, Sheet: 23 × 26 in., Image: 21 x 24 in., Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2016.13.4, ©️ Wendy Red Star ]

Take a deep breath. Breathe the transformative vapors created by the Three Empathics and invigorate your mental clarity. 🧠💭 Since the trio moved into the African art galleries here at the Seattle Art Musueum, they have been busy offering lessons in empathy—read more about what the empathics have been up to on #SAMBlog and pay them a visit when you see "Lessons from the Institute of Empathy."
#linkinbio #nowonview #Sayawoolfalk #empathics
[📷: installation view "Lessons from the Institute of Empathy," 2018, Seattle Art Museum, photo: Natali Wiseman]

A juxtaposition from the soft portraits, nudes, and plant photos she is best known for—Imogen Cunningham captured the precision and beauty of the industrial Shredded Wheat Factory in 1920s Oakland.📸 Read more about Cunningham and how our #SAMObjectoftheWeek evolved from its predecessors on #SAMBlog.📚
#imogencunningham #blackandwhite #SeattleArtMuseum [📷: "Shredded Wheat Factory with Ford," before 1929, Imogen Cunningham, gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in., Gift of John H. Hauberg, 88.9 © (before 1929), 2009 Imogen Cunningham Trust]

Stop by SAM today for FREE—it's #ArtMuseumDay and #InternationalMuseumDay!🎉 See "Basquiat—Untitled," "Lessons from the Institute of Empathy," "Walkabout: The Art of Dorothy Napangardi," and "Project 42:Jono Vaughan"—all recently opened! Hats off to Dr. Richard Fuller who we have to thank for the Seattle Art Museum. Not only was he SAM's founding director, he also served as president for 40 years!
["Dr. Richard E. Fuller," 1972, John Edward Gulbransen, Pen and ink, 15 1/2 x 13 in., Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard E. Fuller, 72.42, ©️ Laurie Gulbranse

What comes to mind when you hear the word icon? @kexp DJ Riz Rollins gives us his insights on @KerryJamesMarsh's "Lost Boys," connecting the work to Ethiopian icons. Pick up an audio guide the next time you're at SAM to hear more of Rollins' thoughts on works in our galleries and check out "Lost Boys (A.K.A. Untitled)" #nowonview in "Close-Ups!
#kerryjamesmarshall #lostboys #seattleart

Did you know Basquiat dated @madonna?😯 Read 10 surprising facts about the iconic artist on #SAMBlog! If you need to know more, get a ticket to see the new Basquiat documentary "Boom for Real" on 5/18—entry includes a private viewing of "Basquiat—Untitled" at SAM and an intro Q&A with the artist's former partner, Alexis Adler.📽🎬
#linkinbio #Basquiat #Basquiatuntitled [📷: Installation view "Basquiat—Untitled" at Seattle Art Museum, 2018, photo: Natali Wiseman]

🍵There's so much beau-tea to be found in the details of a tea ceremony. In March's ceremony, the host's kimono was worn to celebrate the coming of spring. 🌸In April, a tea cup with violets was used. Come to the next tea ceremony in the Tea House at SAM Thursday, 5/17, to capture the season with tea aesthetics.
#Chado #TeaCeremony #TeaHouse

"do you wish you could go back to it all" – @zolajesus
This total rock star is wearing one of the garments from "Project 42" by @vaughanprojects! A former opera singer, #ZolaJesus is taking part in the conversation about the life expectancy of trans individuals surrounding one of the newest installations at SAM. Want to see more work by Jono Vaughan? Three brand new pieces are on view and each dress memorializes the life and death of a transgender person who was murdered.
[📸: Courtesy of the artists]

Diane Arbus' photograph, "A Woman With Her Baby Monkey, N.J.," depicts a woman affectionately cradling her baby, but it is hardly the infant one expects—a monkey.🐒 Here, Arbus’ direct and honest photographic style reveals as much about the subject as it does the viewer while addressing any preconceptions we might have regarding motherhood. So, to all the very different kinds of moms out there, #HappyMothersDay!💕 One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Diane Arbus first worked in New York as a fashion photographer before making her way into the fine art world. Swapping highly stylized photo shoots for the streets, Arbus was drawn to individuals living on the margins of society who would otherwise be overlooked. –
#DianeArbus #MothersDay #SeattleArtMuseum
[📸: "A Woman with Her Baby Monkey, N.J.," 1971, Diane Arbus, Gelatin silver photograph, 20 x 26 in., Gift of Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom, 97.75, © Estate of Diane Arbus]

Have you seen #FiguringHistory yet? Tomorrow is your LAST chance to see the the stunning paintings of Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas as they paint history Black! Skip the lines and get your tix ahead of time 🎫→
#SeattleArtMuseum #RobertColescott #KerryJamesMarshall #MickaleneThomas
[📸Installation view of "Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas" at Seattle Art Museum, 2018 by @jenau_]

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