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Past Event

Member Preview & Happy Hour: Jeffrey Gibson

Feb 27 2019

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building


All SAM members are invited to the preview of Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer. This major museum exhibition presents a significant selection of this contemporary artist’s exuberant artwork created since 2011. Gibson’s complex work reflects varied influences, including fashion and design, abstract painting, queer identity, popular music, and the materials and aesthetics of Native American cultures. The more than 65 works on view include beaded punching bags, figures and wall hangings, abstract geometric paintings on rawhide and canvas, performance video, and a new multimedia installation.

Exhibition Overviews

12:30 pm
Plestcheeff Auditorium
Jeffrey Gibson, Artist

6 pm
Catharina Manchanda, Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Seating for the exhibition overviews are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Happy Hour

5–8 pm
Brotman Forum

Toast to the opening of Like a Hammer and get your night started with music and a cash bar with beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail, for purchase from TASTE.

Special exhibitions tickets are FREE for members. Guests of members are welcome and will be asked to pay full admission price unless using a Patron-level guest pass or discount pass. Tickets are not required for the Exhibition Overviews or Happy Hour.
Image: Head On, 2013, Jeffrey Gibson, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians/Cherokee, b. 1972, antique shaving mirror, deer hide, artificial sinew, and acrylic paint, 20 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 8 in., Collection of Frank Liu, courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery, New York, image courtesy Jeffrey Gibson Studio and National Academy Museum, photo: Glenn Castellano.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.