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April 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

SAM acquires Ai Weiwei work

Seattle Art Museum is now the proud owner of its first work by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei: “Colored Vases,” (2010), a cluster of earthenware vessels covered with industrial paint. You can see it starting April 5 at Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. From SAM: “By covering the surfaces with new paint, what is…

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March 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Sandra Jackson-Dumont leaves SAM

From Pacific NW magazine staff writer Tyrone Beason: Sandra Jackson-Dumont, who spearheaded Seattle Art Museum’s popular Remix parties and curated some of its most engaging recent exhibits, has been named to lead education programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since joining SAM in 2006 as community outreach coordinator as well as adjunct modern…

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February 13, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Weekend preview: Valentine’s Day dates for procrastinators

If you can’t be bothered to think about Valentine’s Day until the last minute, this list is for you. And if you’re a bit of a skinflint, all the better. Here are five things you can do with your sweetie on Friday night, most of which cost $15-$25 per person. At the time of this…

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0 Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Barefoot Divas, Century Ballroom, Miro: The Experience of Seeing

January 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM

A glitch in the SAM Super Bowl wager

Stakes have changed in the art museum Super Bowl smackdown, after members of the Nuxalk First Nation in British Columbia said they weren’t happy that Seattle Art Museum chose a Nuxalk artifact for the wager. Earlier this week, directors of the Seattle and Denver art museums made a little bet, putting up works of art…

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January 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Wear Seahawks gear, get admission discounts

UPDATE: Also riding the 12th Man bus: Seattle Theatre Group and Balagan Theatre, partners in staging “Jerry Springer: The Opera.” Patrons wearing Seahawks gear for all “Springer” shows this weekend (Jan. 10-12) at The Moore Theatre will receive 2-for-1 admission. Be sure to say “Go Hawks” at the box office one hour before show…

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December 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Macklemore and a $100 gift card: things to do this week

Pearl Jam, a pot party….the fun never seems to end in Seattle, does it? But wait, there’s more: concerts, swell art and … a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card. Music: Locally sourced rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who now have 7 Grammy nominations to their collective name, roll into Seattle for three…

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0 Comments | More in The week ahead | Topics: 5th Avenue Theatre, A Christmas Carol, ACT Theatre

November 25, 2013 at 6:30 AM

5 things to do this week: holiday fests, ‘Christmas Carol’ and more

Here at ArtsPage HQ, we are thankful for you, our readers (of the blog, and The Seattle Times as a whole). We’re also thankful that we live in such an arts-rich city, one that rewards us many times over. This weekend kicks off the “official” holiday season, so here are some events to get you…

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November 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Smithsonian awards for SAM installation, WSU scientist

Smithsonian magazine honored 10 people with the 2013 American Ingenuity Awards today, including two with regional ties: Doug Aitken, the Southern California-based multimedia artist whose giant, reactive “Mirror” was installed on the side/front of the Seattle Art Museum last year; and Michael Skinner, of Washingon State University’s Center for Reproductive Biology. Aitken creates…

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November 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Weekend preview: Margaret Cho, Michael Buble, Sherlock Holmes

Some big names anchor ArtsPage’s entertainment suggestions this week, from stand-up comic Margaret Cho to Canadian crooner Michael Buble to the most famous (fictional) resident of London’s Baker Street. But we’ve thrown in a few more obscure pursuits as well. As usual, we invite you to tell us who (or what) you’re excited to see this…

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0 Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Degenerate Art Ensemble, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hound of the Basketervilles

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