My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most opinionated and fascinating artists, cultural producers and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite works of art.
This week SAM offers a tour of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery with Shayla Alarie, a graduate student in art history at the University of Washington, where she works with Dr. Susan Casteras. Shayla’s scholarship focuses on late 19th- through early 20th-century British and American painting. She studies the relationship between image and text in manifestations ranging from Phiz's illustrations for Charles Dickens' Bleak House to the literary paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Free with museum admission. Tour meets in the Brotman Forum.
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SAM is a recipient of The Wallace Foundation Excellence Award, created to support exemplary arts organizations to pioneer effective practices to engage more people in high-value arts activities.