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Tag: Seattle Art Museum

June
21st

Critic’s picks: Cathedrals at Immanuel Presbyterian, Adams at Seattle Symphony and Art Museum, organ at Christ Episcopal and Tapestry in Tacoma

Christ Church noon organ recital

The Third Fridays at Noon recital series at Christ Episcopal continues today with Dana Robinson, organist and pianist from the University of Illinois, playing Bach, Buxtehude and Beethoven. 12:10 p.m. today. Entry by donation. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

“Cathedrals” series rocks Immanuel Presbyterian

The next in Tacoma’s “Cathedrals” series of indie rock in acoustic venues features Denver folk group Paper Bird, Seattle singer Shenandoah Davis and Tacoma duo Elk and Boar (Travis Barker and Kirsten Wenlock), in the warm intimacy of Immanuel Presbyterian. 8 p.m. tonight. $16. Immanuel Presbyterian,

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April
2nd

Free museum admission on first weekends for Bank of America cardholders

If you have an account with Bank of America, you need to remember the first weekend of every month, when you’ll get free admission to four area museums. This weekend, present a credit or debit card from the bank to gain free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Northwest African American Museum and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

TAM: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1721 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

SAM: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1300 1st Ave., Seattle. 206-654-3100, seattleartmuseum.org

NAAM: Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 2300 S.

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March
19th

Free day at Seattle Art Museum on Sunday to celebrate new Doug Aitken art installation on the façade

It’s not often you get to see Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Gainsborough for free – but you can this Sunday if you hustle. Seattle Art Museum, where these treasures and more are currently visiting from Kenwood House, England, is holding a free admission day this Sunday to celebrate the launch of a new permanent art installation on the building’s façade. Advance tickets are already sold, but more will be available online this Friday for a few lucky souls.

But even if you don’t get free entry, the outdoor installation is definitely worth checking out. Created by international artist

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March
8th

Critic’s Picks: PLU Choir of the West, B2 Gallery, Pierce College Gallery and Seattle Art Museum

Choir of the West at PLU Sept. 24, 2012. (Photo/John Froschauer)Choir of the West at Christ Church

Music at Christ Church presents Pacific Lutheran University’s Choir of the west this Tuesday. They’ll be singing a preview of their upcoming concert at the national choral directors’ conference in Texas, with a program ranging from Brahms and Poulenc to a world premiere by PLU faculty member Brian Galante. 7:30 p.m. Mar. 12. Donation at the door. Christ Episcopal Church,
310 N. K St.,
Tacoma.
253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

B2 Gallery celebrates Women’s Day

Celebrate International Women’s Day (that’s today) with Tacoma’s B2 Fine Art Gallery, as they show work by Northwest illustration artist Jill Neal, whose “I’m Every Woman” series depicts strength among women in all endeavors. 5-9 p.m. tonight, then 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through April. Free. B2 Gallery, 711 St. Helens Ave. suite 100, Tacoma. 253-238-5065, b2finearts.com

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July
16th

Kimerly Rorschach appointed new director for Seattle Art Museum

New SAM director Kimerly Rorschach. Photo: Robert Wade

Seattle Art Museum has named Kimerly Rorschach as its new director following a three-year international search by the board of directors. Rorschach replaces former director Mimi Gates, who stepped down from her position in 2009 after 15 years of leadership and who has since held the role of director emerita. Director of the Nasher Museum at Duke University for eight years, Rorschach will assume her new Seattle position in the fall.

“We feel fortunate to be bringing a new arts leader of such caliber to Seattle,” said Charles Wright, SAM board chair, in a recent press release. “Kim’s engagement with national and global arts issues, along with her combined experience in scholarship, business management and community engagement will benefit SAM and the wider community immeasurably and strengthen the city’s national reputation as a leader in the arts.”

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Feb.
10th

Critic’s Picks: Canonici in Old Town Tacoma, Tacoma Opera at Theatre on the Square, Northwest Sinfonietta at the Rialto and Gauguin at Seattle Art Museum

Canonici. Courtesy photo.

Canonici sings Renaissance love songs

Step back to Valentine’s Day in 1550 with a cappella group Canonici, who present “Plaisir d’Amour: The Pleasure of Love” as part of the free Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series. The program includes Renaissance love songs in English, French and Italian. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Free, all ages. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

Kurt Weill with Tacoma Opera

Tacoma Opera’s annual Young Artists’ performances this weekend offer a cabaret version of music by Kurt Weill, the 20th-century German composer and enormous stage influence, with works like “The Threepenny Opera.” Cast members include Celeste Godin, Woong Kim, Ksenia Popova, Bryan Hiroto Stenson and Heather Weirich. 8 p.m. Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12. $30. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-627-7789, www.tacomaopera.com. Read more »

Jan.
4th

Critic’s Picks: Mythology at Tacoma Community College gallery, “Elles” at Seattle Art Museum, Michael Kenna at Tacoma Art Museum and wedding history at White River Valley, Auburn

Mythological art at Tacoma Community College

The Gallery at TCC has just opened an exhibit of art based on Greek and Roman mythology featuring work by local artists. Reception 4-7 p.m. Jan. 11, discussion 5-6 p.m. Jan. 16; open noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through April 19. The Gallery at Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St. (entry off South 12th Street at Mildred), Tacoma. 253-460-4306, tacomacc.edu

Last two weeks for “Elles” at SAM

“Elles: Pompidou,” a broad-ranging exhibit of 20th-century women artists from the Pompidou Center in Paris, is open for only two more weeks at Seattle Art Museum. See Cindy Sherman, Martha Rosler, Valie Export and more in provocative, skillful and groundbreaking work in all media. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday through Jan. 13. $23/$20/$12/free for 12 and under/$3 off on Thursday-Friday from 5-9 p.m. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. 206-654-3210, seattleartmuseum.org

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July
1st

Critic’s Picks: Summer Sounds at Skansie, Werewolf art at Tacoma Art Place, Virna Haffer at Tacoma Art Museum and Audrey Hepburn festival at Seattle Art Museum

Summer Sounds at Skansie

Every Tuesday evening Gig Harbor’s Skansie Park lights up with music in the free Summer Sounds at Skansie series. This week: The Army National Guard Band. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 5, then every Tuesday through summer. Free. Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-857-4842
 www.gigharborguide.com

Werewolf art at Tacoma Art Place

Andrea Trenbeath and James A. Tucker delve into the alter-ego psychology of werewolves with pen, ink and paint in Tacoma Art Place’s new exhibit “Dichotomy,” closing this weekend. 1-5:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through July 2. Free. Tacoma Art

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