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Past Event

SAM Talks: Touching the Art with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Oct 15 2023

Seattle Art Museum

Brotman Forum

3 PM – 5 PM

Join us in the Brotman Forum as queer icon and activist Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (she/her) launches her new book Touching the Art. A mixture of memoir, biography, criticism, and social history, Touching the Art is Sycamore’s interrogation of the possibilities of artistic striving, the limits of the middle-class mindset, the legacy of familial abandonment, and what art can and cannot do. This is a special preview event where books will be available for sale exclusively at SAM, and Sycamore will be signing afterwards.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is the author, most recently, of The Freezer Door, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, one of Oprah Magazine’s Best LGBTQ Books of 2020, and a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for “a book-length work of any genre for its originality, merit, and impact, which has broken new ground by reshaping the boundaries of its form and signaling strong potential for lasting influence.”

Free program. RSVP strongly encouraged. Masking strongly encouraged. Masks will be made available.
Photo: Dorothy Edwards, Crosscut

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