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Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water

Mar 18 – May 30 2022

Seattle Art Museum

Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

Earth is known as the blue planet with water covering 70% of its surface. Artistic responses to water in this exhibition will offer a world tour to contemplate quiet rivers, remember journeys across stormy seas, savor days in swimming pools, and witness the changing role of water in our lives.

Relying on the museum’s holdings and local loans, this exhibition will also encourage reflection on the evolving status of our planet’s health. As questions are raised about global warming, rising sea levels and altered waterways, audiences are invited to step back from the regime of statistics and view how artists are fostering creative exchanges about the future of water.

Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water made possible by

Lead Sponsors
Delta Airlines


Jamie Leigh & AJ Kreshock

Major Sponsors
The Boeing Company
Ellen Ferguson

Supporting Sponsors
Vijay and Sita Vashee

Generous Support
Contributors to the SAM Fund

Image: Awa Province, Naruto Whirlpools, 1855, Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Gift of Mary and Allan Kollar, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2017.23.20

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

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