Premier members are invited to celebrate the opening of City of Tomorrow: Jinny Wright and the Art that Shaped a New Seattle before it opens to the public! This exhibition tells the story of the future-focused initiatives spearheaded by Virginia Wright. Along with her husband Bagley (1924–2011), Jinny (as friends called her) wanted to make Seattle and the Northwest a premier venue for the arts, generously supporting numerous cultural institutions including SAM. Throughout the exhibition you’ll follow Jinny’s intuitive eye and journey of discovery starting in the 1950s as it led her from celebrated to lesser-known artists of the moment, including Carl Andre, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and many more.
Premier members will be among the first to experience City of Tomorrow! Check your email for your official evite and promo code. Log in to your SAM account and enter your Premier member promo code to unlock your tickets and reserve your timeslot. Your tickets will be converted to complimentary at checkout.
In order to adhere to Governor Inslee’s SAFE START – STAY HEALTHY plan, capacity for this event is limited and no food or drinks will be provided. Advance timed tickets are required, and aavailable to reserve on a first-come, first-served basis. Membership benefits are non-transferrable. Learn more about SAM's new visiting procedures.<
Virtual Member Overview: City of Tomorrow
Octave, 1960, Robert Rauschenberg, American, 1925–2008, oil on canvas with assemblage (oil, paper, fabric), 77 1/2 × 42 1/4 in., Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2014.25.62, © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.