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Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure

Jul 14 – Oct 9 2022

Seattle Art Museum

Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

This special exhibition presents the iconic and philosophical explorations of the human form by Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), focusing on his major achievements during the postwar years including sculpture, painting, and drawing. The exhibition is co-organized by the Fondation Giacometti in Paris and the Cleveland Museum of Art; SAM is the second and only West Coast stop on its North American tour.

Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure is co-organized by the Seattle Art Museum and the Fondation Giacometti.


Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsors
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Major Sponsor
Robert Lehman Foundation

The Nose, 1947–49, Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, 1901–1966, bronze, painted metal, cotton rope, 80.9 x 70.5 x 40.6 cm., Fondation Giacometti, © Succession Alberto Giacometti/ ADAGP, Paris, 2021.

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