Some workers at the museum say they’ve experienced “aggressive union-busting tactics” since organizing.
Seattle Art Museum
In Seattle, Staff Call for a Boycott in Response to Museum’s Reaction to Unhoused Community
Decolonize SAM says the museum is “putting property over people” by implementing harsh measures against the unhoused community in lieu of alternative efforts.
Seattle Museums Are Artwashing Their Way Back to “Normal”
As long as museums make representational rather than structural changes, they cannot shake off their white supremacist origins.
Jacob Lawrence Illuminates the American Struggle
The American Struggle is now in Seattle, where the painter spent his final decades.
How Museums Are Combatting a Shortage of East Asian Art Conservators
While American collections of East Asian art have grown tremendously, the specialized conservation laboratories that maintain these collections have not.
Artists of African Descent Don Disguises in the Digital Age
SEATTLE — The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) attempts to confront the nuanced subtext of its vast collection of African masks in the ambitious and delightful exhibition Disguise: Masks and Global African Art.
In Mainstream Museums, Confronting Colonialism While Curating Native American Art
Recent criticism of The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, which closed recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sheds light on the many issues that arise when mainstream art museums present Native American art.
Northwest Passages: Into the Modernist Mystic
SEATTLE — I believe what Wallace Stevens said: a mythology reflects its region. So in moving from New York City to Seattle in 1995, I was doubly anxious, knowing neither the region nor its mythology.
Michelangelo’s Grocery List
The great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo ate fish and bread like most everybody else.