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Past Event

Member Preview & Happy Hour: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Feb 28 2024

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building


All SAM members are invited to attend the Member Preview & Happy Hour of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map, before it opens to the public.

One of the most innovative and powerful artists of her generation, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith has broken barriers and forged new paths for contemporary American art. This exhibition brings together over five decades of Smith’s paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures in an immersive journey through her singular blend of modern art motifs and Indigenous cultural practices.

As a SAM member, you get access to exclusive programming throughout the day, including:

Panel Discussion | 12:30 pm | Plestcheeff Auditorium
Enjoy an engaging discussion with artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, her son and fellow artist Neal Ambrose-Smith, and Associate Curator from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Laura Phipps.

Exhibition Overview | 6:30 pm | Plestcheeff Auditorium
Learn more about the exhibition with an overview by Laura Phipps, Associate Curator from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Happy Hour | 4–7 pm | Brotman Forum
Toast the opening of Memory Map with drinks and snacks available for purchase. All galleries, SAM Shop, and MARKET Seattle will be open.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating for the panel discussion and exhibition overview will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the Nordstrom Lecture Hall. Separate tickets are not required for either auditorium program.

This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Generous support for Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Terra Foundation

The presentation in Seattle is made possible by

Presenting Sponsors
The Virginia Wright Future Fund

Lead Sponsors
Garth Greenan and Peter Kelly
National Endowment for the Arts logo
Seattle Art Museum Supporters logo

Major Sponsor
Roberts Family Foundation

Supporting Sponsor
Perkins Coie LLP

Trade Canoe for the North Pole, 2017, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, oil, acrylic, paper, newspaper, and fabric on canvas, three panels: 60 × 160 in. overall, OZ Art NWA, Bentonville, Arkansas, © Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Photograph courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

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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