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Lessons Learned: Never Throw Away an Old Box without Looking Inside

The catalogue card that led to four mysterious boxes read simply “Delivery—Forest Service from Washington D.C. 1952.”  Inside them was a remarkable discovery, one of many that has made the exhibition Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s possible. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the U.S. government created the New Deal: a … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Never Throw Away an Old Box without Looking Inside

Object of the Week – Baby Face

“I consider myself an African-American Feminist and environmental artist. My approach to producing art is environmentally and politically infused: neither waste humanity nor the gifts of nature. I am primarily a mixed media sculptor who uses discarded materials. My art draws upon relics from the African Diaspora. The discarded materials represent how people of African … Continue reading Object of the Week – Baby Face

Object of the Week – Man Cleaning His Fish II

Seattle-based artist Barbara Earl Thomas weaves order into the chaotic natural world in order to tell stories. Drawing from history, literature, folklore, biblical stories and her surrounding communities, Thomas’ work explores and addresses major contemporary social issues ranging from the violence against black men and youth to gun violence and the climate crisis. Reflecting on … Continue reading Object of the Week – Man Cleaning His Fish II

Object of the Week – Self Portrait (1969)

Milton Simons was an important Northwest African American artist from the 1940s until his death in 1973. In addition to his skills as a painter, Simons was an educator, poet, dancer, and noted musician/composer. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Simons’ work reflected his varied cultural backgrounds. As a young adult he won a national … Continue reading Object of the Week – Self Portrait (1969)

Object of the Week – Untitled (Woman and Daughter with Make-up)

“Photography can be used as a powerful weapon toward instituting political and cultural change.” – Carrie Mae Weems   Working at the intersection of art and politics, visual artist Carrie Mae Weems investigates family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power for over thirty years through a complex body of … Continue reading Object of the Week – Untitled (Woman and Daughter with Make-up)

An Interview with RYAN! Feddersen

Opening February 1, 2020,  The Naturalist & The Trickster: Audubon/RYAN! explores themes related to animals, environmentalism, and conservation. The exhibition features works by RYAN! Feddersen including a large-scale mural from the Coyote Now series and a selection of recent glass vessels created during an artist residency at the Museum of Glass. Feddersen’s work will be … Continue reading An Interview with RYAN! Feddersen