This year's Members Art History Lecture series covers a rich spectrum of engaging topics. Join us as SAMís outstanding curators explore thought-provoking topics within their areas of SAMís permanent collection.
One of SAMís most venerable works of Northwest Coast art, a Nuxalk sun mask, will be the subject of Curator of Native American Art Barbara Brotherton's conversation with Jennifer Kramer, Curator of Pacific Northwest Art, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia. Created around 1880, this monumental piece is made up of a circular corona and an inset mask. Joint research by curators at SAM and Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology, in consultation with Nuxalk community members, has revealed a startling secret. Both pieces and other Nuxalk masks are currently on view.
Other lectures in this series include:November 14, 2012: My Friend, Georgia OíKeeffe: Barney Ebsworth Reminisces December 12: Victoria Haven: Portable Monuments January 16, 2013: Together Again: Nuxalk Faces of the Sky February 20: New Visions, Old Stories: Reinstalling the Japanese Art Galleries March 20: Venus and Adonis by Paolo Veronese and Worksho April 17: What, Exactly, are the Decorative Arts? May 15: Katherine White: Her Epic Quest to Collect a Continent June 19: How Dr. Richard Fuller became a great collector of Chinese art
Members may purchase tickets for their guests at $9 per lecture. Series tickets are not available for non-members.