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Mar 2016

SAM REMIX

Mar 11 2016, 8:00 pm11:55 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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$12 - $25

#SAMRemix returns for a full evening of performances, tours, dancing, and more at this late-night creative explosion. Mark your calendar for March 11! Program Sponsors Media Sponsors Photo: Jen Au.

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Fabrice Monteiro: Maroons

Mar 12 2016, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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Daily until Mar 12 2016,
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MARIANE IBRAHIM GALLERY, 608 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Presented by the MARIANE IBRAHIM GALLERY, Maroons remembers the weight of history and its consequences; and understanding why freedom has always been so precious and fraught. Fabrice Monteiro's Maroons, is a sobering visual expression from a group of people whose stories are still hidden deep within the standard accepted narratives about the transatlantic slave trade. It is at once an exploration of the consequences of freedom and the literal and figurative ties that bind us from the past, through and towards…

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Kehinde Wiley Family Fun Workshop

Mar 19 2016, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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$5 - $15

Take a kid-inspired tour of the Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibition and make original art with your loved ones! Create your own patterns filled with signs and symbols that say something about you, inspired by images and designs you see in the exhibition. Photo by Jen Au.

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Masterpiece Code Switch: The Subversive Art of Kehinde Wiley

Mar 30 2016, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle , WA 98101 United States
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The Gage Academy of Art presents Masterpiece Code Switch: The Subversive Art of Kehinde Wiley with panelists Gary Faigin of Gage Academy of Art; Frye Art Museum Educator, Negarra Kudumu ; and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, writer, artist, and filmmaker. Join us as we discuss the racial, social, and artistic issues these provocative paintings raise. This discussion coincides with the Seattle Art Museum's exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. American artist Kehinde Wiley has gained national prominence with his hyperrealist Proto-Baroque portraits in which he substitutes contemporary people of…

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Apr 2016

Christopher Shaw: Mending

Apr 7 2016May 22 2016
Martyr Sauce, 122 S. Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Martyr Sauce Gallery presents Christopher Shaw: Mending. Sculptor and ceramicist Christopher Shaw creates exquisite geometric objects, which he frames and suspends in this site-specific installation. Along the way, Shaw maps the physical and spiritual relationships he sees between color, texture, and pattern, offering a meditation on healing and enlightenment.

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“Red Lineage” Workshop Tour

Apr 21 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Free

Presented by artist and poet Natasha Marin and Hugo House, Red Lineage is the title of an original poem, adapted to allow others to personalize their own version. When performed, these poems echo and overlap, fostering a sense of community despite real or perceived barriers. Join us for a Red Lineage workshop tour, inspired by the Seattle Art Museum exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. Photo: Naomi Ishisaka

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May 2016

A New Republic: Drop-In Drawing Session

May 5 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Free

Visit SAM on First Thursdays during the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic for a free drop-in drawing session led by local artists. Photo: Robert Wade.

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SAM Teen Night Out

May 6 2016, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Free

Calling all high school—aged teens! Take over the museum and get loud at #SAMTeenNightOut with incredible DJs, teen art tours, and art-making workshops led by Seattle’s hottest contemporary artists. Free for teens. Photo via Jen Au.

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Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Public Tours

May 8 2016
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Daily until May 8 2016
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Free

Juxtaposing grand European portraiture traditions with depictions of young men and women of color, Kehinde Wiley explores the relationship between Western imagery of power and the individual’s sense of empowerment in contemporary society. Dive into these vibrant, multilayered portraits in this docent-led tour of Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. One-hour tours are offered daily—during museum hours—at 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm. Please meet at the entrance to the special exhibition galleries on the fourth floor. Free with museum admission Photo: Catherine Anstett.

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Aug 2016

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Aug 14 2016
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Daily until Aug 14 2016
Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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The Bellevue Arts Museum presents the first-ever exhibition on the Ebony Fashion Fair.  Inspiring Beauty explores the 50-year history of the fashion spectacle that redefined concepts of beauty, style, and empowerment for African Americans. Eunice W. Johnson, the fair’s pioneering director, is also profiled alongside the fashion she championed. The exhibition runs Friday, May 20–Sunday, August 14 during Bellevue Art Museum's regular operating hours. See website for details. Art credit: Tilmann Grawe (France), Cocktail dress, special order, fall/winter 2003-04, Silk chiné taffeta, horn,…

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