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Past Event

Flesh and Blood: Community Opening

Oct 17 2019

Seattle Art Museum

Brotman Forum

5 PM – 9 PM

Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited! Celebrate Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum with a free public opening featuring performances, music, and art making!

  • 5:45 & 6:15 pm: In partnership with Refract, glass artist Gracia Nash and designer, curator, and stylist Matthew Lawrence lead My Favorite Things tours

  • 6:30 pm: Danielle Sampson from Seattle Opera performs a pop-up repertoire of works by Baroque composers from Naples and female composers from the same era

  • 6 & 7 pm: Palace Theatre & Art Bar takes the stage for a series of eclectic performances reflecting the darkness, drama, and human emotion of Flesh and Blood

  • 7 pm: Dance artists Mikhail Calliste and Michele Dooley embody Flesh and Blood by creating living representations of works on view and performing solos in response to the exhibition

  • All Night Long: Artist Barry Johnson leads a drawing activity from live models and participants are invited to share their work on social media

Related Events

Thu, Oct 17
The Contemporary Resonance of Artemisia Gentileschi

Thu, Oct 17
Fall Educator Preview: Flesh & Blood

The Community Opening Celebration does not include entrance to the opening talk, The Contemporary Resonance of Artemisia Gentileschi. Separate tickets are required.

Free and open to the public

The exhibition is organized by the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, the Seattle Art Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum, and MondoMostre.

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The presentation in Seattle is made possible by

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsor

Major Sponsor
Robert Lehman Foundation

Hotel Partner
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Image: Assumption of Mary Magdalene, ca. 1611, Giovanni Lanfranco, Italian, 1582–1647, oil on canvas, 42 15/16 × 30 11/16 in., Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

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