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See what library staff and curators recommend as the best sources of information on a particular artist or area of art. Resources on these lists are available for consultation in library reading rooms.

Modern and Contemporary Art

Alberto Giacometti: Toward The Ultimate Figure

Alden Mason

​​Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks

Anida Yoeu Ali: Hybrid Skin, Mythical Presence

A Better Promise: Trenton Doyle Hancock

Brenna Youngblood: Abstracted Realities

Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

Edward Hopper’s Women

Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Enrico David

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas

Freeing the Figure

French Painting from SAM’s Collection

Fresh Impressionism

Frisson: The Collection of Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis

Gaylen Hansen

Geoff McFetridge: In the Mind

Isamu Noguchi: Sculpture Design

James Ensor and Georg Baselitz: Graphic Works

Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic


love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death — Andy Warhol Media Works

Martha Rosler: Below the Surface

Modernism in the Pacific Northwest

Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

Nicolas Provost: Selected Works

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

Pop Departures

A Quartet of Suits

Reclaimed: Nature and Place through Contemporary Eyes

A Transparent Legacy: Studio Glass Gifted to SAM from the Collection of Jon and Mary Shirley

SAM Next: Corin Hewitt

SAM Next: Cris Brodahl

SAM Next: Eli Hansen and Oscar Tuazon

SAM Next: Heide Hinrichs

SAM Next: Mika Tajima

Shirin Neshat: Tooba

Smoke and Mirrors

Tack and Jibe

Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949–78

Theaster Gates: The Listening Room

Titus Kaphar: History in the Making

Trimpin: Picnics, Rhythms and Vacations ​​​​​​​​

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