SAM honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week of spotlight tours, focused on works that speak to themes of race and social justice. SAM staff, board members, volunteers, and community partners will facilitate conversations and offer personal responses based on artists and artworks currently on view in SAM’s galleries. Tours will be held daily January 15–20.
This tour will be led by by SAM Board of Trustees Member Denise Stiffarm. Denise Stiffarm is an enrolled member of the Aaniiih Nation (Gros Ventre) and also of European ancestry. She is married to a citizen of the Lummi Nation and is an active member of Seattle’s Urban Native community. She has a long history of community volunteer work, particularly with organizations focused on social justice and community services. Denise and her husband have a small collection of art focused on contemporary Native artists. Denise is also a partner at Pacifica Law Group.
Free and open to the public.