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Premier Member Reception: Akomfrah/O'Keeffe

Mar 6 2020

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Premier members are invited to enjoy an evening reception for both John Akomfrah: Future History and Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstract Variations.

Weaving a tapestry of empathy through the moving image, John Akomfrah’s films create an exhibition unlike any before at SAM. Future History puts three examples of his video art in conversation to present a provocative vision of the past, present, and future.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s early abstract works reveal her beginnings as a major force in American Art. Abstract Variations brings Music, Pink and Blue, No. 1—a masterpiece in SAM’s collection—and Music, Pink and Blue, No. 2 together in Seattle for the first time, alongside loans from across the country.

Exhibitions Overview
7 pm
Plestcheeff Auditorium

Theresa Papanikolas, Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art and Pam McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art

Seating for the exhibition overview is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Art, Food, Drinks & Music
7:30–9:30 pm
Brotman Forum

This event is a benefit for members at the Patron level or above. Reservations are required. Please see your mailed invitation for details. If you are not currently a Premier member with SAM and would like to join or upgrade your membership to attend this reception, or for more information about this program, please contact us at 206.654.3210.

Video still from Vertigo Sea, 2015, John Akomfrah, three channel HD colour video installation, 7.1 sound, 48 minutes 30 seconds, © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Smoking Dogs Films and Lisson Gallery.

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