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September 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Ralph Pugay is the 2014 Bowen Award winner

Portland-based painter Ralph Pugay is the winner of the 2014 Betty Bowen Award, the Seattle Art Museum has announced. Pugay will receive $15,000 and some of his work will be on view at SAM beginning Oct. 16. Pugay is the current recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission Indivual Artist Fellowship. Also honored: Seattle artists More

Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: art, Betty Bowen Award, Gretchen Bennett

July 31, 2014 at 5:45 AM

Diane, 7:30 p.m., July 31: ‘Twin Peaks’ night at SAM

“Watch — and see what life teaches,” urged the Log Lady, who was just one of the odd/creepy/puzzling characters that inhabited the amazing TV series “Twin Peaks.” By the time the series ended, most viewers weren’t sure what they had learned, other than “Twin Peaks” was the most radical, inventive and disturbing shows on television. Feeling nostalgic…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Blu-ray, David Lynch, Seattle Art Museum

May 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM

It’s official: ‘Echo’ joins the sculpture park

This is from Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times arts writer. (He got to the Olympic Sculpture Park justin time for the “Echo” ribbon-cutting Thursday morning, unlike a representative from ArtsPage HQ, who was stuck on I-5.) Barcelona sculptor Jaume Plensa was in Seattle today for the ribbon-cutting of his luminous piece, “Echo,” at the Olympic Sculpture Park. More

Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Echo, Jaume Plensa, Olympic Sculpture Park

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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Ai Weiwei, art, China

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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Remix, Sandra Jackson-Dumont

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…


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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Denver Art Museum, Nuxalk, Seattle Art Museum

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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: 12th Man, Hammering Man, Seahawks

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…


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

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