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Welcome to SAM’s press room, where you will find SAM-related news and press kits for our exhibitions and programs.

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Press Releases

Seattle Art Museum Director and CEO Kimerly Rorschach to Retire Fall 2019
Release October 31, 2018

Seattle Art Museum Appoints Dr. Theresa Papanikolas as Curator of American Art
Release October 16, 2018

SAM Presents Programs and Events for Peacock in the Desert: the Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India
Release September 20, 2018

Natalie Ball Wins The 2018 Betty Bowen Award
Release September 18, 2018

Finalists Selected For The 40th Annual Betty Bowen Award
Release August 23, 2018

Peacock In The Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India Opens at Seattle Art Museum October 18, 2018
Release July 31, 2018

Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson Opens At Seattle Art Museum June 14
Release May 24, 2018

Seattle Art Museum Presents Award-winner Jono Vaughan’s Solo Exhibition
Release April 25, 2018

Last Chance to See Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas At Seattle Art Museum
Release April 18, 2018

Major Seattle Art Museum Exhibition Explores Legacy of Photographer Edward S. Curtis From 21st-Century Perspectives
Release March 19, 2018

Construction Begins On Seattle Asian Art Museum Renovation and Expansion
Release March 14, 2018

Famed Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting to Travel to Seattle Art Museum
Release March 6, 2018

Seattle Art Museum Announces Manish Engineer as its First Chief Technology Officer
Release February 8, 2018

French Government Names Seattle Art Museum Curator Chiyo Ishikawa “Chevalier De L'Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres”
Release January 18, 2018

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas Opens at Seattle Art Museum February 15
Release December 19, 2017

Seattle Art Museum Presents Prize-Winner Sondra Perry’s Solo Exhibition
Release December 12, 2017

Last Chance To See Andrew Wyeth Retrospective At Seattle Art Museum
Release December 7, 2017

SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park Presents Winter Programs For 2017–18 Season
Release November 14, 2017

The Mundane Becomes Poetic with Everyday Poetics Exhibition at Seattle Art Museum
Release November 1, 2017

Seattle Art Museum Receives $3.5 Million Grant From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Release October 26, 2017

SAM Presents Programs and Events For Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect
Release September 20, 2017

Jono Vaughan Wins the 2017 Betty Bowen Award
Release September 15, 2017

Seattle Asian Art Museum Activates Empty Museum with Free Community Celebration
Release September 6, 2017

Finalists Selected For the 2017 Betty Bowen Award
Release August 28, 2017

Last Chance to See Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at Seattle Art Museum
Release August 21, 2017

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect Opens at Seattle Art Museum October 19
Release August 8, 2017

Remix Returns for Summer Edition at Olympic Sculpture Park Friday, August 11
Release August 1, 2017

SAM Presents Programs And Events For Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Release June 22, 2017

SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Parks Hosts Pop-Up Café, La Panadería
Release June 21, 2017

Summer At SAM Returns To Olympic Sculpture Park July 13–August 31, 2017
Release June 19, 2017

Seattle Art Museum Premieres Major New Exhibition Featuring Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas
Release June 6, 2017

Blockbuster Exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors Opens at Seattle Art Museum June 30
Release May 3, 2017

Olympic Sculpture Park Debuts New Installation by New York-Based Artist Spencer Finch
Release March 28, 2017

SAM Remix Returns for Spring Edition at Seattle Art Museum Friday, March 24
Release March 13, 2017

Seattle Art Museum and Northwest African American Museum Announce Participants for Complex Exchange
Release March 3, 2017

17th-century Screens from Seattle Art Museum Collection to Undergo Major Conservation
Release March 2, 2017

Seattle Art Museum Debuts Largest Iteration Of John Grade’s Sculpture—Middle Fork
Release February 23, 2017

Seattle Asian Art Museum Closes To Prepare For Renovation Of Its Historic Building
Release February 16, 2017

Seattle Art Museum Presents An Evening With Congressman John Lewis, Author Andrew Aydin, And Artist Nate Powell
Release February 8, 2017

Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi Closes At Seattle Asian Art Museum February 26
Release February 2, 2017

Seattle Art Museum Presents Programs and Events for Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series
Release January 24, 2017

Seattle Art Museum Honors Sondra Perry with the 2017 Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize
Release January 12, 2017

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Announces Cindy Bolton As Chief Financial Officer
Release December 21, 2016

Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection Opens At Seattle Art Museum February 16
Release December 7, 2016

SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park Presents 2016-17 Series Of Winter Programs
Release November 30, 2016

Seattle Art Museum Commissions Site-Specific Installation By Los Angeles Artist Jennifer West
Release November 3, 2016

Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi Opens at Asian Art Museum November 11
Release October 17, 2016

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