Water Dreaming in Seattle, the Sepik, and the Blue Mud Bay
Pam McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art
Start with a walk on a beach in Seattle, then paddle a canoe down the Sepik, and finally dive into a billabong in Australia. This talk follows the path of artists featured in the Pacific Currents installation, who honor water in beads, barks, sculptures, shells, and many fluid patterns. Along this Pacific highway, meet fish, birds, crocodiles, bears, and sharks, and learn how “a technology of enchantment” is employed to encourage humans to stop and smell the breezes of the sea.
Conversations with Curators offers members the chance to hear from our outstanding curators as they share rich stories about the art at SAM.
Lectures are held Wednesday evenings at the Seattle Art Museum. Doors open at 6 pm for Happy Hour in the South Hall where you can enjoy complimentary wine and light snacks. Curator talks begin at 7 pm in Plestcheeff Auditorium.