This year's Members Art History Lecture series covers a rich spectrum of engaging topics. Join us as SAM’s outstanding curators explore thought-provoking topics within their areas of SAM’s permanent collection.
Catharina Manchanda, the Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, and artist Victoria Haven will discuss ideas relating to the works presented in Haven's installation in the exhibition Elles: SAM—Singular Works from Seminal Women Artists at the Seattle Art Museum. Haven utilizes ephemeral objects of personal significance—such as a list of songs from a long-lost mixed tape—that have undergone a series of permutations. In each of her works the artist maps her experience and memory to a larger artistic and cultural history that remains grounded in the location of the Pacific Northwest.
Other lectures in this series include:November 14, 2012: My Friend, Georgia O’Keeffe: 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