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 Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act with Ron Piksa of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. On this tour, Piksa will provide a unique perspective as he explores the different construction techniques Calder used in creating his sculptures. He will also discuss how changes in the steel industry affected Calder's work. Join us for this rare opportunity to learn about the quality, craftsmanship and artistic use of Calder's materials from a steel expert.
Tour meets at the entrance of Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act.
Free with museum admission.
After Hours print sponsor: SeattleWeekly.
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.