museums http://kplu.org en "Plastics Unwrapped" puts eyes on everyday objects at Burke Museum http://kplu.org/post/plastics-unwrapped-puts-eyes-everyday-objects-burke-museum <p></p><p>The&nbsp; University of Washington’s 113 year-old <a href="http://www.burkemuseum.org/">Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture </a>is debuting a new look and feel. Curators there say they want people to think more about everyday objects and how they evoke our place in the world.</p><p>“The Life Before You” is the new tag line encouraging visitors to discover and explore the Burke’s collections. First up, as the rebranding rolls out, is a new temporary exhibition called <a href="http://www.burkemuseum.org/plastics"><em>Plastics Unwrapped.</em> </a></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:12:39 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7437 at http://kplu.org "Plastics Unwrapped" puts eyes on everyday objects at Burke Museum The record – it's more than just vinyl http://kplu.org/post/record-its-more-just-vinyl <p>There are so many ways we can listen to music. Usually the easiest these days is playing tunes on a digital gadget such as a phone or laptop. It wasn&rsquo;t that long ago when we had to make a trip to the local record store to stock up on the latest hits.</p><p>The current exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery, <a href="http://www.henryart.org/exhibitions/current/1170">The Record: Contemporary Art And Vinyl,</a> shows how the flat black disk and the sleeve that holds can do so much more than just play music.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 5954 at http://kplu.org The record – it's more than just vinyl Chihuly Garden and Glass opens to the public http://kplu.org/post/chihuly-garden-and-glass-opens-public <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px; color: rgb(42, 42, 42); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; ">Less than two years after the idea was pitched to the public, a new </span>Chihuly<span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px; color: rgb(42, 42, 42); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; "> Garden and Glass exhibition opens today (Monday </span>11am<span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px; color: rgb(42, 42, 42); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; ">) at Seattle Center. </span></p> Mon, 21 May 2012 08:01:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5046 at http://kplu.org Chihuly Garden and Glass opens to the public This weekend: Celebrate heritage with vikings http://kplu.org/post/weekend-celebrate-heritage-vikings <p>The <a href="http://www.nordicmuseum.org/">Nordic Heritage Museum&rsquo;s annual Viking Days festival</a> celebrates its 27th anniversary this weekend.</p><p>The events on Saturday and Sunday offer unique Nordic entertainment, food, arts, crafts, merchants and real live Vikings right in Ballard. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:40:39 +0000 2040 at http://kplu.org This weekend: Celebrate heritage with vikings 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 At MOHAI, it's all about the purse http://kplu.org/post/mohai-its-all-about-purse <p>I’m one of those people who carries a bulging, heavy handbag, crammed with so much stuff that I can’t always find my cellphone. But heavy or not, it’s my attempt at making a fashon statement. It’s the color of a tangerine.</p><p>Walk into the galleries at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)and it’s impossible not to size up your purse.</p><blockquote><p>Over here, from the '30s, a bag made out of Bakelite is the color of butterscotch. And from the 1990s, stylish Prada and Kate Spade bags.</p></blockquote><p>There’s a century’s worth of purses, made out of sealskin, clam shells, cantaloupe seeds, even cigarette wrappers and aluminum can tabs. Purses meant to be worn under clothes or proudly shown off.</p><p>And purses from the turn of the century that weren’t even meant for one’s arm.</p><p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:27:33 +0000 Florangela Davila 328 at http://kplu.org At MOHAI, it's all about the purse