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Past Event

My Favorite Things: Gina Siciliano on Flesh & Blood

Nov 21 2019

Seattle Art Museum

Fourth Floor Galleries

7 PM – 8 PM

Please note this tour's start time has changed to 7 PM.

My Favorite Things tours bring fascinating artists, cultural producers, and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite (or least favorite) works of art.

This week's tour will be led by Gina Siciliano.

In September 2019, Gina Siciliano released her debut graphic novel, I Know What I Am, depicting the life of the female painter, Artemisia Gentileschi. The result of years of research exploring Gentileschi's life story, I Know What I Am paints a complex, feminist portrait of Artemisia as a single mother, a survivor of sexual assault, and a pioneering practitioner of her craft.

Artemisia Gentileschi's famous painting, Judith and Holofernes is currently on view in Flesh and Blood. Don't miss this rare opportunity to view this and other renowned works of the High Renaissance and Baroque periods from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples. The exhibition reveals the many ways the human body can express love and devotion, physical labor, and tragic suffering.

Gina Siciliano graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2007. She is an artist, a cartoonist, a bookseller, and the drummer and vocalist for two rock bands. She’s been self-publishing her comics for many years, and I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi is her first book published by Fantagraphics. She lives in Seattle, WA.

This program is presented in partnership with Fantagraphic Books

Free with gallery admission.
Image courtesy of Gina Siciliano and Fantagraphics.

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