Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave
Hours: wed 10am-5pm thurs 10am-9pm fri-sun 10am-5pm. Suggested admission: adults $24.95, seniors (62 and over) and military (with ID) $22.95, students (with ID) and teens (13-19) $14.95, children 12 & under free, SAM members free. Olympic Sculpture Park (2901 Western Ave) hours: open daily, opens 30 minutes prior to sunrise, closes 30 minutes after sunset. Free to the public
One museum in three locations: the Seattle Art Museum downtown, the Asian Art Museum (temporarily closed) in Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the downtown waterfront. Collection includes some 25,000 objects, primarily Asian, African, Northwest Coast Native American, modern art, and European painting and decorative arts. The Volunteer Park building houses the majority of the Asian art collection.
To Jan 15 Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect examines the American master’s 75-year career and offers unexpected perspectives on his art and legacy.
Opening Nov 18 Everyday Poetics, works by contemporary Central and South American artists that use everyday materials to create surprise pairings.
To Nov 22 Sam Gilliam. DC-based color-field painter who explores the materiality of the painted surface.
Ongoing Big Picture: Art after 1945, significant works of abstract painting and sculpture from SAM’s collection.
Ongoing John Grade: Middle Fork, a tree sculpture that dynamically spans the entire length of the museum’s Brotman Forum.
OFFSITE: Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Avenue.
Ongoing Spencer Finch: The Western Mystery is a site-specific installation composed of 90 glass panels suspended from the ceiling that creates a constantly moving constellation of colors based on sunsets photographed from the sculpture park over Puget Sound.