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Fresh Impressionism

Tue May 27 – Sun Sep 21 2008

Seattle Art Museum

SAM video: An interview with artist Jeffry Mitchell
SAM video: An interview with artist Margie Livingston

Art Now Inspired by Art Past

Have you ever been so moved by a painting that you've considered recreating it yourself? This selection of nine works from the Seattle Art Museum's permanent collection focuses on the instinct to honor a master with a fresh reaction. A Spanish still life is recreated with hole punches, a British icon is recreated in a photograph, and The Garden of Earthly Delights is taken underwater. Here you are invited to see what artists choose out of our vast visual world, and what they do with it.

–Pam McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art