Seattle Art Museum http://kuow.org en SAM's Sandra Jackson-Dumont Leaves For New York http://kuow.org/post/sams-sandra-jackson-dumont-leaves-new-york <p></p><p>Seattle Art Museum's waterfront Olympic Sculpture Park was still a work in progress when SAM Education Director Sandra Jackson-Dumont arrived here in 2006.</p><p>"The Neukom Vivarium, that big log in the glass case, it was up in a hoist," she recalls. "It looked like some kind of living UFO." Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:49:43 +0000 Marcie Sillman 32538 at http://kuow.org SAM's Sandra Jackson-Dumont Leaves For New York 20th-Century Giant Joan Miró At Seattle Art Museum http://kuow.org/post/20th-century-giant-joan-mir-seattle-art-museum <p>Seattle Art Museum contemporary and modern art curator Catharina Manchanda calls Joan Mir<span class="st">ó</span><span class="st"> </span>one of the great avant-garde artists of the 20th century. But audiences on the West Coast of the United States have never had a chance to see a comprehensive exhibition of Mir<span class="st">ó</span>'s art, until now. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:30:03 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29911 at http://kuow.org 20th-Century Giant Joan Miró At Seattle Art Museum DEA Raids Pot Dispensaries, Art Of Our City, Boeing, Losing Art Collections http://kuow.org/post/dea-raids-pot-dispensaries-art-our-city-boeing-losing-art-collections <p></p><p></p><p><strong>DEA Raids Puget Sound Pot Dispensaries</strong><br>Federal drug enforcement agents raided marijuana dispensaries around Puget Sound on Wednesday afternoon. We’ll bring you the latest and speak with Alison Holcomb of the ACLU of Washington.<br><br><strong>Art Of Our City: Precious Little</strong><br>What are the limits of language? Sometimes we speak better when we communicate without traditional words or vocabularies. That’s one of the themes of Madeline George’s play “Precious Little.” It opens August 2 at Seattle’s Annex Theater. Director Katherine Karaus and cast members give us a taste of the play and talk about the role of language onstage and in life.</p><p><strong>Update On Boeing</strong><br>Boeing’s profit is up 13 percent, despite the troubles the company has been facing lately. The Boeing 787, 737 and 777 have all been in the headlines for fires and faulty landings. Boeing is looking for fixes to the problems as the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate the Asiana 214 crash in San Francisco, the 787 fire at Heathrow airport and the Southwest crash at LaGuardia. Christopher Drew, the Pentagon and aerospace reporter for the New York Times explains the latest news from Boeing.<br><br><strong>What Does It Mean For A City To Lose Its Art Collection?</strong><br>When the city of Detroit declared bankruptcy last week, creditors began to eye existing assets. One stood out: The art collection at the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts. Appraisers put its value at roughly $2.5 billion. But is it that easy to sell off a cultural collection to pay off a city’s debt? And what does it mean to a city to lose that cultural collection? Seattle Art Museum Director Kimerly Rorshach explains some of the intangibles when it comes to valuing art.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17346 at http://kuow.org DEA Raids Pot Dispensaries, Art Of Our City, Boeing, Losing Art Collections New Seattle Art Museum Installation Mirrors The City http://kuow.org/post/new-seattle-art-museum-installation-mirrors-city-1 <p></p><p></p><p>When Seattle Art Museum opened its expanded downtown building in 2007, some people thought the main entrance on First Avenue was a little undistinguished.</p><p>One of those people was the late arts patron Bagley Wright.&nbsp;His wife, Virginia, says he thought the museum entrance needed to be marked in a dramatic way. "Because it looked like the entrance to an office building," she recalls.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:35:09 +0000 Marcie Sillman 10148 at http://kuow.org New Seattle Art Museum Installation Mirrors The City Women Artists Take Over Seattle Art Museum http://kuow.org/post/women-artists-take-over-seattle-art-museum <p>Nobody would argue over the fact that women have made significant contributions to the art world.&nbsp; But a major new exhibition at Seattle Art Museum not only highlights contemporary women artists; it puts them front and center.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:37:11 +0000 Marcie Sillman 1545 at http://kuow.org Women Artists Take Over Seattle Art Museum