Viral photos show Nat Small, a police officer in Walla Walla and former US Marine scout sniper, with a tattoo featuring the double lightning bolt symbol associated with the Nazi SS corps (Schutzstaffel).
Frye Art Museum Workers Say Layoffs Motivated by Union Busting
Donning face masks and gloves, and standing six feet apart, workers picketed the Seattle museum, saying two union representatives were unjustly targeted.
Nature-Inspired Artworks Tap Into the Dark Side of the Psyche
Rebecca Brewer’s complex and dynamic compositions hint at the murky depths of psychological and emotional experience.
A Gallery Prioritizes Care in a Historically Black Seattle Neighborhood
Also acting as a space for community gathering, Wa Na Wari offers a long-term solution against gentrification and displacement as vehicles of white supremacy.
A Relief Fund Helps Seattle Artists Impacted by Coronavirus Cancellations
To help meet its growing needs in the face of COVID-19, celebrated author and Seattle native Ijeoma Oluo has launched a relief fund for her city’s art community.
Seattle Museum Falls Short of “Reimagining” Asian Art as It Promised
Hopefully this renovation is not the endpoint of this institution’s reimagining of what an Asian art museum should be.
How to Protect Your Rights at US Border Crossings
PEN America released a five-point guide for writers and journalists after Iranians and Iranian-Americans reported increased scrutiny at US border crossings following the killing of Qasem Soleimani.
A Poetic Feast Conjures Familial Immigrant Histories
Rather than being haunted by the past, Jane Wong views “going toward the ghost” as a method of reclaiming her family’s silenced histories.
Discover Why the Pacific Northwest Is the Center of Glass Art at Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience
A new festival celebrating the region’s creative glassmakers opens October 17-20, 2019 and features 50+ artists and organizations.
Tschabalala Self’s Avatars of Black Womanhood
Tschabalala Self explores the iconography, interiority, and subject status of Black women in her multimedia portraits.
When a Lynching Memorial Becomes a Photo Opportunity
A reflection on the commodification of Jim Crow’s violence through public memorials.
Frank Gehry Designs the New Eisenhower Memorial
View of Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial (via Culture Monster) Culture Monster has the specifics on this new landmark in central Washington, DC by starchitect Frank Gehry: The memorial to the 34th president will be built on a four-acre site along Independence Avenue, close to but not directly on the National Mall and backing up to the […]