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Celebrate Our National Parks with Seeing Nature

Thu Apr 20 2017

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building

6 PM – 8 PM

Celebrate our national parks and public lands with a night of tours and artmaking at SAM during National Park Week.

Park rangers and representatives from our local National Park Service will lead one-of-a-kind tours in the exhibition, Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection. The National Park Service, Friends of the Klondike Corridor, and Washington Trails Association will all be onsite throughout the evening to answer questions and help you get to know the various ways you can support our public lands.

6-8 PM
Local artist, Elizabeth Humphrey, leads a drop-in art activity beneath John Grade: Middlefork to get you thinking about how to support our public lands. Free and open to the public in the Brotman Forum.

7 PM
Park rangers and staff from the National Park Service will lead brief tours of their favorite paintings in Seeing Nature, sharing perspectives, experiences, and memories from working in our national parks. Tours are free with admission to the exhibiton.

  • Kelsey Johnson, Park Ranger
  • Jimi Hightower, Student Conservation Association Centennial Volunteer Ambassador
  • Alicia Raftery, In My Backyard Community Outreach Mentor
  • Jim Finnell, Klondike Gold Rush NHP Volunteer
  • Jim Eagan, Klondike Gold Rush NHP Volunteer

Free with admission to the special exhibition.
Image: Grand Canyon of Arizona at Sunset, 1909, Thomas Moran, American, born England, 1837–1926, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in., Paul G. Allen Family Collection.