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 Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949–78 with Marek Wieczorek, an associate professor of modern art history specializing in late 19th- and early 20th-century avant garde art and culture with a focus on abstraction.
Wieczorek's publications on modern and contemporary art include texts on Piet Mondrian, Georges Vantongerloo, Gerhard Richter, the Situationist International and "bioart." He will draw connections between the broader themes addressed in the exhibition in terms of questions of materiality and framing, focusing on a handful of works in which these questions are explored to their greatest effect.
Free with museum admission. Tours meet at the entrance to the Fourth Floor special exhibition galleries.
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.