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 Andrew Wyeth: Remembrance with artist and member of the Northwest Watercolor Society Tom Hoffman.
Realists are artists of illusion, conjuring a believable world from nothing but strokes and washes of paint. To maintain the feeling of space, light and substance, one assumes that the artist must take a consistent approach to translating the subject. But Andrew Wyeth's paintings often include obvious contradictions. Are these intentional? What role do they play in the big picture?
Free with museum admission. Tours meet at the entrance to Andrew Wyeth: Remembrance.
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.