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Past Event

Victorian Radicals: Community Opening

Jun 13 2019

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building

5 PM – 9 PM

Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited! Celebrate the opening of Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement with a free public opening featuring live performances, music, and art making!

5:30-7:30 pm
Join the Seattle JazzEd Girls Ellington Project for a special Art of Jazz performance! The ensemble is composed of female-identified students grades 9-12 from across Seattle, under the direction of Kelly Clingan.

6 pm
My Favorite Things tour led by Riz Reyes, botanist and florist. Riz is a horticulturist, plantsman, and floral artist born in the Philippines who immigrated with his family to the United States in 1989 when he was seven years old. He has a degree from the University of Washington in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry with minors in Botany and Dance.

6:30 pm
Dance artist Natalya Zrazhevskaya performs in collaboration with Gabrielle Abbott, responding to works on view in Victorian Radicals.

6-7 pm
Interact with Jet City Improv's Claim of Thrones cast as they build mini improv interactions with participants outside of SAM.

7-8 pm

Join co-curator of Victorian Radicals , Tim Barringer and SAM's Chiyo Ishikawa in a discussion about the Pre-Raphaelite artists and their influence on artists and makers into the 20th century. RSVP to save your seat for this talk.

All Night Long

Help grow our flowering installation inspired by the works in Victorian Radicals. Use recycled metals to emboss, cut, and color with artist Jennifer Lawrence Bennett.

Create an immersive wallpaper pattern inspired by William Morris combining technology, ecology, and design with artist Allison Kudla, PhD.

Take art out side the museum and collaborate with artist Gabrielle Abbott as she creates a chalk-based work inspired by the works in Victorian Radicals.

Free and open to the public; RSVP requested

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Image: Morgan le Fay, 1864, Frederick Sandys, British, 1829–1904, oil on wood, 24 3/4 × 17 1/2 in., Lent by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council, Presented by the Trustees of the Feeney Charitable Trust, 1925P104, © Birmingham Museums Trust, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

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