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American Art: The Stories We Carry

OPENS OCT 2022

Seattle Art Museum

Third Floor Galleries

SAM presents American Art: The Stories We Carry, a transformation of its American art galleries, created through an unprecedented collaboration among SAM curators and staff, artists, and advisors from the Seattle community. Funded primarily by a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project features work from SAM’s collection and new works and curation by contemporary artists, and it deepens the museum’s commitment to inclusive exhibition-planning practices with a shared-authorship model that reflects and responds to community knowledge.
Installation view of the American Art galleries at Seattle Art Museum, 2021, © Seattle Art Museum, photo: Jueqian Fang.

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

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