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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)

Work in Progress: Behind the Scenes of Forgotten Stories

Developing museum exhibitions can take years, and sometimes, as in the case of Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s, they can take decades. Over 18 years ago, Interim Chief Curator Margaret Bullock began the research that would result in the new exhibition opening on February 22, 2020. At that time, she was an … Continue reading Work in Progress: Behind the Scenes of Forgotten Stories

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 … Continue reading An Interview with RYAN! Feddersen