Seattle Art Museum http://kplu.org en Seattle Sound Artist Trimpin’s Latest Work To Be Unveiled At Olympic Sculpture Park http://kplu.org/post/seattle-sound-artist-trimpin-s-latest-work-be-unveiled-olympic-sculpture-park <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154065074&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Three sets of oversized orange headphones have arrived at Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re parts of &nbsp;“</span><a href="http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Exhibitions/Details?EventId=27989" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">YOU ARE HEAR</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” a temporary installation by Seattle sound artist </span>Trimpin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that will be <a href="http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/summer" target="_blank">unveiled Saturday</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17111 at http://kplu.org Seattle Sound Artist Trimpin’s Latest Work To Be Unveiled At Olympic Sculpture Park Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum http://kplu.org/post/denver-museum-pays-super-bowl-art-wager-seattle-art-museum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Denver Art Museum has made good on its Super Bowl bet and delivered the Frederic Remington "Broncho Buster" sculpture to the Seattle Art Museum for a three-month exhibit.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:53:50 +0000 The Associated Press 14762 at http://kplu.org Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum Two 'Monuments Men' Who Helped Preserve Art During WWII Hailed From Wash. State http://kplu.org/post/two-monuments-men-who-helped-preserve-art-during-wwii-hailed-wash-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The movie “The Monuments Men” spotlights a platoon of real-life U.S. soldiers who rescued artistic masterpieces from the Nazis during World War II.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overall, there were approximately 350 men and women from 13 nations who fought to preserve art from the ravages of war.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two of them came from Washington state.</span></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 13405 at http://kplu.org Two 'Monuments Men' Who Helped Preserve Art During WWII Hailed From Wash. State At Tribe's Request, SAM Withdraws Native Artwork From Super Bowl Wager http://kplu.org/post/tribes-request-sam-withdraws-native-artwork-super-bowl-wager <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was meant to be a friendly wager with a cultural twist: Seattle Art Museum and Denver Art Museum each bet a temporary loan of a work of art on the Super Bowl.</span></p><p>But SAM has withdrawn its original choice of artwork,"Forehead Mask"<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;by the </span>Nuxalk<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;First Nation, at the request of the Nuxalk, and has replaced it with a different piece.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:57:10 +0000 Florangela Davila 13013 at http://kplu.org At Tribe's Request, SAM Withdraws Native Artwork From Super Bowl Wager Seattle, Denver Art Museums Bet Artworks In Super Bowl Wager http://kplu.org/post/seattle-denver-art-museums-bet-artworks-super-bowl-wager <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday, the directors at two art museums will be paying close attention to the outcome of the game.</span></p><p>The Seattle Art Museum has bet the Denver Art Museum a temporary loan of a major work of art. The winner gets to display the loser's art, which will be on loan for three months.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:09:42 +0000 Florangela Davila 12885 at http://kplu.org Seattle, Denver Art Museums Bet Artworks In Super Bowl Wager A final gift for Seattle from philanthropist Bagley Wright http://kplu.org/post/final-gift-seattle-philanthropist-bagley-wright <p>If you’re a Seattle arts and culture lover, you owe a lot to a man named Bagley Wright.</p><p>The Space Needle,&nbsp;Benaroya Hall, Seattle Repertory Theater — Wright helped build or create all of them.</p><p>Then there’s the art he’s given to the city.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 8069 at http://kplu.org A final gift for Seattle from philanthropist Bagley Wright At the Seattle Art Museum: Australian Aboriginal art http://kplu.org/post/seattle-art-museum-australian-aboriginal-art <p>A new exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum invites us to experience Australia like we never have before: through the eyes of Aboriginal artists whose culture is considered to be one of the oldest in the world.</p><p>More than 100 paintings, sculptures and photographs are featured in this first-of-its kind show on the West Coast. The exhibit is called &quot;Ancestral Modern,&quot; a title that relates to the fact that Aboriginal culture is at least 50,000 years old but the artwork on display is no more than 40 years old.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:30:36 +0000 Florangela Davila 5465 at http://kplu.org At the Seattle Art Museum: Australian Aboriginal art At the Seattle Art Museum, listening to old records is the show http://kplu.org/post/seattle-art-museum-listening-old-records-show <p>The newest show at the Seattle Art Museum features thousands of records, a DJ booth made out of an old church pew and a hands-on record player.</p><p>The installation is called &quot;The Listening Room&quot; and it&#39;s the latest work by<a href="http://theastergates.com/home.html"> Theaster Gates.</a></p><p> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 16:16:14 +0000 Florangela Davila 3476 at http://kplu.org At the Seattle Art Museum, listening to old records is the show Luminous art with some baggage http://kplu.org/post/luminous-art-some-baggage <p>Seattle is home to one of the most extensive collections of Asian art in North America. It lives at the<a href="http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/visitSAAM.asp"> Seattle Asian Art Museum </a>in Volunteer Park. But over the next several weeks the collection&rsquo;s best pieces are on display at the<a href="http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/exhibitDetail.asp?eventID=21081"> Seattle Art Museum</a> in downtown.</p><p>The exhibit is called Luminous: The Art of Asia. It features ancient Buddhas, delicate pottery, and a new modern work which ties everything together and transports you to a different place.</p><p> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 13:13:09 +0000 Jennifer Wing 3176 at http://kplu.org Luminous art with some baggage Now at SAM: Art by Nick Cave that's furry and sequined http://kplu.org/post/now-sam-art-nick-cave-thats-furry-and-sequined <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958538.mp3</p><p>What&#39;s the new show at the Seattle Art Museum look like? Think Chewbacca painted neon yellow and bubblegum pink, without any eyes in a cone-shaped head.</p><p>There&#39;s a tiger-masked creature with a huge cage surrounding his body. The cage is made up of ceramic birds.</p><p>There&#39;s a jumpsuit stitched from hundreds of Beanie Babies. And suits that look like astronauts made entirely of mother-of-pearl buttons.</p><p>There are more than 50 otherworldy, jaw-dropping creations featured in the exhibit, <a href="http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/interactives/NickCave/index.html">&quot;Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth.&quot;</a></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s0KLXCov9kU" title="YouTube video player" width="440"></iframe></p><p>The show is the first museum tour for <a href="http://www.jackshainman.com/artist-biography9.html">the Chicago-based artist</a> (not to be confused with <a href="http://www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com/home">that other Nick Cave</a>). It&#39;s a riot of texture and pattern that can be experienced in two major ways.</p><p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:58:15 +0000 Florangela Davila 1032 at http://kplu.org Now at SAM: Art by Nick Cave that's furry and sequined The Official Bad Art Museum of Art, aka The OBAMA http://kplu.org/post/official-bad-art-museum-art-aka-obama <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957287.mp3</p><p>We all know where to go to see &ldquo;great&rdquo; art. But what about really &ldquo;bad&rdquo; art? Where do you see that collection?Well, you are in luck because Seattle has its very own <a href="http://officialbadartmuseumofart.com/">Official Bad Art Museum of Art</a>. It&rsquo;s The &ldquo;OBAMA.&rdquo; The collection&rsquo;s curators are the Seattle couple Marlow Harris and Jo David.</p><p><b>Club House for the Creative</b></p><p>The museum is housed inside <a href="http://www.caferacerseattle.com/home.html">Cafe Racer</a>, a blue, nondescript coffee house and bar right at the edge of the University District in Seattle.</p><p>The people who hang out here are burlesque artists, cartoonists, musicians and the occasional sword swallower. It&rsquo;s a club house for the creative.&nbsp;To get into the &ldquo;OBAMA&rdquo; isn&rsquo;t easy. Joe David says the artwork has to meet a certain standard.&quot;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a piece that started out with the right intentions and then something horribly went wrong along the way.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Yes, the pieces are bad, but they are still interesting to view.&nbsp;The collection goes well beyond <a href="http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hMgpu1lIWXY/TV1VBkgI5OI/AAAAAAAADms/E3XHiprT14k/s1600/dogs-playing-p">&quot;Dogs Playing Poker.&quot;&nbsp;</a></p><p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:18:19 +0000 Jennifer Wing 983 at http://kplu.org The Official Bad Art Museum of Art, aka The OBAMA