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Past Event

Public Expression of Private Values: Elisheba Johnson, Stephanie Ellis-Smith & Ryan Tarpley

Mar 11 2021

Seattle Art Museum


5 PM – 6 PM

Join us for a conversation exploring how personal connections to art, artists, and collecting lead to new models of support for art and culture. From the perspectives of three Seattle-area arts supporters and organizers, Elisheba Johnson, Stephanie Ellis-Smith, and Ryan Tarpley will discuss how philanthropic support of art and culture creates vibrant communities and the importance of supporting Black artists and Black-led organizations. The program will celebrate philanthropic leaders and emerging voices in the field and will be facilitated by SAM’s Director of Equity, Diversity, & inclusion, Priya Frank, and Public Engagement Associate, David Rue.

Free with registration. Zoom webinar link will be sent via email confirmation.

Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email with the link to connect to the webinar. If you have any questions please reach out to us at or call us at 206.654.3210, 10 am–5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.