Northwest life January 3, 2023

Art exhibits coming to Seattle area in 2023

Much of the focus in the Pacific Northwest is rightfully focused on the out of doors. However, the Seattle area also as a vibrant arts scene that is worth taking a look at.

The Seattle area’s sophisticated cultural scene embraces a wide range of artistic forms and styles. Our brokers are looking forward to these exciting art exhibits coming up near Seattle-area homes for sale.

  • New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest: Indie Folk – Bellevue Art Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
    For indigenous cultures art frequently combined form and function. New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest: Indie Folkshowing just minutes from Bellevue home for sale, highlights woven baskets, quilts, tooled-wood objects, and other items made by hand with whatever materials were available. Portland’s Mississippi Records curated the background soundtrack featuring regional folk singers. The exhibit runs through January 29. Hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for students, and $8 for ages 7-17.
  • All the World’s a Stage – Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1111 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
    Theater and visual art meet in All the World’s a Stage. Artist Patrick LoCicero, who often turns to the past for inspiration, became fascinated with Pierrot, the stock character from 17th-century Italian theater. LoCicero’s collage-style paintings explore the many facets of this humorous yet tragic character. The exhibit runs through January 28. Hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
  • The Walt Disney Studios and World War II – The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA 98108
    What do Disney cartoons have to do with American war efforts? More than the public realizes, as demonstrated in The Walt Disney Studios and World War II. When Walt Disney agreed to allow his Burbank studio lot to serve as an Army anti-aircraft base, he also put his staff to work producing film and print campaigns. More than 550 film clips and artifacts are included in the exhibit, which runs through February 5. The Museum of Flight is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $17 for ages 5-17.
  • PNW x PNW: Photographs from the Henry Art Collection, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, 15 Ave. NE & NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98195
    The spectacular scenery of the Pacific Northwest draws millions of tourists each year, but no one knows the region’s beauty like local residents. PNW x PNW: Photographs from the Henry Art Collection features works from noted artist such as Eirik Johnson, Mary Randlett, and Imogen Cunningham, who have lived and worked in the region. The exhibit runs through February 5. Hours are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Admission is free, but donations up to $20 are suggested.
  • Mygration – Nordic Art Museum, 2655 NW Market St., Seattle, WA 98107
    Mygration opens a window to a fascinating episode in American and Scandinavian history. In the late 19th century, the U.S. government invited Sámi herders to train Alaskan herders. When their contract was up, many of the Sámi stayed to join the Gold Rush. Sámi artist Tomas Colbengtson and Swedish artist Stina Folkbrandt used photos and paintings to tell this little-known story. Folkbrandt also created a mural in the same theme to adorn a façade on the museum’s campus. The exhibit runs through March 5. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day but Monday. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for college students, and $10 for ages 5-18, with no charge on the first Thursday of each month.
  • In Your Eyes: Experiment Like ESTAR(SER) – Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
    With In Your Eyes: Experiment Like ESTAR(SER), viewers become part of the exhibit. In addition to displays of triads from the museum’s collection, visitors are asked to create their own using magnetic reproductions of select artworks. The exhibit runs through October 15. Hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and admission is free.

There’s always something new to see at the Seattle area museums and galleries!

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