Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus

Pierre Leguillon’s artwork-as-exhibition Arbus Bonus calls attention to the major role famed twentieth-century photographer Diane Arbus’s work has played in defining the image of American postwar popular culture. Bringing together every published magazine spread that features her photography, Leguillon’s project considers the ways in which cultural histories are assembled and disseminated, and proposes more inclusive counter-narratives.
May 15, 2019

Recent Acquisitions: Toyin Ojih Odutola

Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the sitter is seen obliquely or from multiple, unusual angles within one composition.

Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation

A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.

Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection

Bringing together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection, Unsettling Femininity examines historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the deeply entrenched beliefs and power structures they reflect.
May 20, 2019

Lusio. A Night to Awaken

4TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, SOUNDS, & NATURE Lusio. A Night to Awaken is a free, family friendly, one night only festival of light and sound. Explore 30 + light art installations of all shapes, sizes, and formats are curated directly into 18 acres of lush nature in Volunteer Park. Enjoy kinetic video projections, analog […]
Jul 17, 2019

Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith | The Impermanence of Life

Opening Thursday, July 11th, ArtXchange Gallery presents The Impermanence of Life, the first Seattle exhibition of artwork by Prince Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith of Laos, and the first time his work has been for sale in the United States. This special three-week exhibit presents Somsanith’s delicate embroidered leaves, a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Lao court […]
Jul 3, 2019

Celebrating World Refugee Day

Join us at Michael Birawer Gallery in celebration of World Refugee Day with a one night only art exhibition featuring works from refugees of The Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Southwest Uganda, home to over 45,000 refugees. All of the artists in the exhibition are from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 100% of all funds […]
Jun 11, 2019

Romantic comedy unites Black and Asian leaders for #BlackAndGoldOpen

Asian-American-backed movement #GoldOpen expanded into #BlackandGoldOpen to support the new teenage romance film “The Sun is Also a Star."
May 22, 2019

Butterfly: Una Tranformacion

Metamorphosis is an unapologetic act of faith. Queer Trans People of Color journey around the topic of reclaiming and rebirthing spirituality within their queer communities through spoken word, poetry, and music. Witness how each artist crosses a rainbow bridge that interconnects sexuality and spirituality by embodying their own unique transformation. La Espiritista’s “Butterfly: Una Transformacion” […]
Apr 30, 2019

Beat the Seattle Freeze with The Cosmos

Join The Cosmos – Seattle at Seattle Freeze, on May 15th to kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. You’ll learn more about The Cosmos and have the opportunity to connect with other women in the Seattle AAPI community. Tickets will be $8. The ticket purchase will include one ice cream with 2 […]
May 6, 2019

Jello Underground 10th Anniversary Show and Afterparty

Founded in 2009, Jello Underground is a Seattle-based jello wrestling showcase produced and performed by women. The show blends the excitement of competition with over-the-top stage theatrics for an empowering presentation that is loud, funny, messy and exhilarating! The production was chronicled in the award winning 2017 documentary short film entitled Jello Underground, now streaming […]
Mar 28, 2019

“Shadow” sees Zhang Yimou on familiar ground

Chinese director Zhang Yimou's "Shadow," playing at the Grand Illusion Cinema, is a return to the director's form.
May 8, 2019

Crush/Repeat 2019

Come see what we’ve brought to life this spring! Crush/Repeat 2019 will feature the work of nearly 100 artists, and you won’t want to miss it. In preparation for this annual community event, participants of all ages and experience levels chose a small project to repeat every day during the month of March. Mediums include […]
Apr 30, 2019

Movin’ Around the World: Spring

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, Movin’ Around the World: Spring brings the cultures of the world together for a weeklong celebration of music, dance, art, hands-on activities, and family fun! Each day will highlight a new theme including arts and music from India, the Balkans, and West Africa. DAILY THEMES: ◦ Saturday, April […]
Mar 14, 2019

Cambodia art journey reflects the nation’s modern hope

A tour of more than 20 artists in Cambodia reflects the long and complex history of the country and the resilience of its people.
Apr 3, 2019

Poet voices women’s truths at “Indigenous and Women of Color Rise”

"Indigenous and Women of Color Rise" will feature poet Dominique Christina at an event on International Women's Day.
Mar 8, 2019

Young Native artists break through in the yəhaw̓ Indigenous Teen Art Show

yəhaw̓ and Teens of Tacoma encouraged young people from all over Washington state who identified as indigenous to submit their artwork.
Feb 20, 2019

Susan Lieu traces the path from vengeance to understanding in “140 LBS”

Performance artist Susan Lieu's "140 LBS" explores patient rights, body image, the Vietnamese-American experience and her own journey to understanding her mother's death after plastic surgery.
Feb 11, 2019

“Alien/Angel” is a stage retrospective of a performer lost too soon

Devin Bannon plays Klaus Nomi in a show about the life of the German singer, who was influential at the height of New York City's avant garde performance art scene.
Feb 6, 2019

Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz returns to Seattle amid presidential exploration

Howard Schultz, who led Seattle-based Starbucks into international growth, on tour for his memoir, also announced that he is mulling a run for president.
Jan 30, 2019