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Seattle Art Museum
Features and special programs about the downtown Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park.  More information about this show

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Seattle Voices with Sandra Jackson-Dumont 2/11/2014
Sandra Jackson-Dumont plays dual roles at the Seattle Art Museum and is known for her ability to blur the lines between academia, popular culture and non-traditional art-going communities. She is the Deputy Director for Education + Public Programs at the Seattle Art Museum and its Modern and Contemporary Art Department`s Adjunct Curator. She has strategic oversight of programming at SAM`s three sites.
Town Square: Seattle Art Museum Art and Environment Panel 3/15/2012
As part of its Art and Environment series, Seattle Art Museum hosts a panel discussion on the Future of Public Space, asking such questions as `Who is the "public" in public space?` and `How can public spaces become more sustainable?`
CityStream Splashback: SAM Gauguin 3/1/2012
There`s more to an exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum than the paintings on the walls. Recent shows like Picasso and Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise not only brought major works of art to SAM, they also created an opportunity for nearby businesses to participate. Producer Nicole Sanchez talks with tourists, hotels and SAM about how these exhibits translate to a boost in the local economy.
Town Square: Art and Environmental Advocacy 2/4/2010
A panel of folks from the Seattle Art Museum and the Cascade Land Conservancy discuss what roles artists should play in championing environmental causes and how environmentalists and artists can collaborate to build public interest around sustainability.
American Podium: Derrick R. Cartwright, Seattle Art Museum 11/17/2009
In May of 2009, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announced Derrick R. Cartwright as the Museum`s new Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director. Prior to SAM, Cartwright was executive director at the San Diego Museum, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and director of the Musee d`Art Americain Giverny in France. Mr. Cartwright succeeds Mimi Gates who retired on June 30, 2009 after 15 years as the museum`s director.
Town Square: Art and Sustainable Cities 8/27/2009
Seattle Art Museum and the Cascade Land Conservancy presents a panel discussion exploring the intersection of art, culture and the environment. Can steps be taken to ensure that revitalization and increased density are beneficial for both the arts and artists? How do we prevent artists from being pushed out of our cities by rising prices? What roles do diversity and equity play in building vibrant, sustainable cities?
Seattle Voices with Mimi Gates 10/7/2008
During the past fourteen years, Mimi Gates led the largest art museum in the Northwest through the creation of its Olympic Sculpture Park (opened January 2007) and the recent expansion of its downtown building (completed May 2007). SAM achieved a high level of artistic excellence and unprecedented levels of accessibility; organized major exhibitions of scholarly and critical acclaim; increased its endowment, attendance and membership; diversified its board, staff and audience; created a conservation department and studio; and added more than 6,500 works of art from a wide variety of cultures to its collection , including a commitment of over 1000 works in 2007 in honor of the museum's 75th anniversary, said to be one of the most important gifts of art to a museum in the history of U.S. philanthropy.
Mayor's Press Conference: Japan Envisions the West 10/11/2007
Former Mayor Nickels speaks at an event noting a new exhibition at the Seattle Museum of Art titled "Japan Envisions the West."
2007 Mayor's Arts Awards: Seattle Art Museum and Mimi Gates 9/14/2007
The Seattle Art Museum has matured into a world-class arts institution with a global perspective. The mastermind behind the museum's renaissance is Mimi Gardner Gates, who joined the Seattle Art Museum as director in May 1994. During her tenure, Gates has led the museum forward, organizing major exhibitions, publishing scholarly publications and embarking on significant capital projects.
Seattle Art Museum Grand Opening Weekend 5/5/2007
Host Nancy Guppy guides us through the amazing festivities at the grand re-opening of the Seattle Art Museum.
Olympic Sculpture Park Opening Day 1/20/2007
Opening day at the new Olympic Sculpture Park
Olympic Sculpture Park Preview 11/23/2006
Come along on a hard hat and boots, pre-opening tour of Seattle’s newest accomplishment, the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park! Slip inside the construction fence to witness the transformation of a contaminated industrial parcel into a world class urban Art Park. Your tour guides are the people making it happen – engineers, architects, artists, curators, scientists, citizens and construction crews, (just to name a few). It’s a rare opportunity to celebrate before the grand opening in January 2007. This program made possible in part with support from The Trust for Public Land.
I Am Sam: The Seattle Art Museum Transformation 8/9/2005
Learn about the exciting transformation taking place at the Seattle Art Museum. With the expansion of the downtown museum, the updating of the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the addition of the Olympic Sculpture Park, SAM is well poised to serve the region for years to come.
Seattle Asian Art Museum Presents Grand Kabuki Performers 7/8/2005
Nakamura Ganjiro III, Living National Treasure and founder of the Chikamatsu-za troupe, discusses his five decades as a Kabuki actor. The Grand Kabuki tradition is introduced by Professors Paul Atkins (University of Washington) and Laurence Kominz (Portland State University). A member of the company is then transformed with makeup and costume into a female character.
Transformed by Fire: Sculptures in Glass at SAM 12/21/2004
Join us for a tour with the curator of this exciting exhibition that was at the Seattle Art Museum. Included in the show are contemporary works and French Art Deco pieces from the early twentieth century.
Living Treasures: Anne Gould Hauberg, Visionary 6/30/2004
Anne Gould Hauberg has been a dedicated patron and advocate for the arts and individual artists for over sixty-five years. She is a lifelong resident of Seattle where she has held a central position in the establishment of organizations that offer support for artists in both the Pacific Northwest and national arts communities, art classes for therapy, and artistic development for children at risk. She was the founder, in partnership with John Hauberg and Dale Chihuly, of Pilchuck Glass School, launched the Pacific Northwest Arts Council of the Seattle Art Museum, and founded Friends of the Crafts as well as Pacific Art Center.

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