Explore and learn more online for exhibitions currently on view at the museum.
Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical
and profoundly affected by the world around them, the artists of the Northwest school created art that cannot
be separated from the history that surrounded it. Explore this interactive timeline.
Audio guides and interactives are available online. Explore and find online art tours and interactive games; lesson plans, art activities, background information, and discussion ideas; and glossaries, bibliographies, web links, and more.
Miró: The Experience of Seeing
Gain perspective on Miró's life and career with this interactive timeline.
Online Catalogue of Chinese Painting & Calligraphy
The Online Catalogue of Chinese Painting & Calligraphy makes SAM's collection of these splendid works of art accessible anywhere in the world. This innovative, user-friendly website is free for your viewing, research, and study. Major support for this project provided by the Getty Foundation as part of the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI).
Michelangelo Public and Private
Explore an audio slideshow of Michelangelo's preparatory drawings for the Sistine Chapel.
Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949–78
An interactive featuring quotes, paintings, and audio of five of the artists in the show.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
An interactive featuring John Trumbull's paintings, the cornerstone of the American Art Collection from the Yale University Art Gallery.
Garden and Cosmos
An audio slideshow of beautiful paintings from the royal courts of Rajasthan, India.
S'abadeb—The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists Explore the art and culture of the Coast Salish First Peoples through this multimedia interactive.
Tables for Ladies: Edward Hopper's Women
Learn more about Edward Hopper’s
Chop Suey, which is among the first of his paintings of the modern urban scene.
Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades of Painting
This interactive website examines Gaylen Hansen’s influences; it includes audio clips from an interview with the artist as well as a timeline of his work.
Poem Scroll with Deer
Explore the Deer Scroll interactive website, a virtual re-creation of a complete handscroll. Originally created in the early 17th century by two prominent Japanese artists, the handscroll was cut into two pieces in 1935.
Marine Navigation in the Age of Exploration
This interactive explores the scientific instruments used by Spanish explorers during the Age of Exploration—the quadrant, astrolabe, octant, and chronometer.
Stories of Krishna
Who is Krishna? Why is he blue? And why do women find him so attractive? Step into his world and join the adventures of a Hindu god.
The Conservator's Studio
Explore four paintings from the Mexican Modernism exhibition through the eyes of a conservator. (What's a conservator? You'll find that out too.) You'll have a new perspective on the paintings as well as how they are handled and prepared for display.