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‘Seattle as Collector’ retrospective at SAM closes this Sunday, on SAM tour tonight

Seattle as Collector exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum. Photo by Robert Wade.

Your last chance is fast approaching! Stop by and see artworks spanning four decades from the city’s Portable Works Collection in the retrospective exhibition Seattle as Collector: Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40 at Seattle Art Museum (SAM). The exhibition is free and closes this Sunday, Oct. 23.

Today from 6:30 to 7 p.m., artist Joseph Park, featured in Seattle as Collector, will discuss his work in the exhibition and illuminate other works in the museum’s permanent collection as part of SAM’s My Favorite Things tours. My Favorite Things tours bring artists, cultural producers and community figures into the SAM galleries to discuss their favorite works of art. The tour is free with museum admission and meets in the Brotman Forum. Go here for more information. 

Seattle as Collector features 112 artists, including Northwest luminaries Jacob Lawrence and Guy Anderson, and artworks in a variety of media, including paintings, photographs, sculptures and textiles. The exhibition also highlights some of the permanently sited artworks in the city’s public art collection. Seattle as Collector celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.