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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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Auburn’s White River Valley Museum gets deadly serious with new exhibition “DEAD”

It may not be everyone’s cup of embalming fluid, but the show opening at Auburn’s White River Valley Museum this week is perfect for the morbidly curious or anyone who just wants to find out more about how folks view death. “Dead: Unearthing the Shift in Funeral Practices from Home to Mortuary” takes on social perceptions of death via a collection of historical objects from embalming fluid jugs to black satin “slumber beds” for that long, extremely final sleep.

Opening Wednesday, “DEAD” in itself challenges the modern notion of keeping death under wraps. But while the idea of peering in

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