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Member Preview Days: City of Tomorrow

Oct 18 – 19 2020

Seattle Art Museum

Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

10 AM – 5 PM

SAM members are invited to celebrate the opening of City of Tomorrow: Jinny Wright and the Art that Shaped a New Seattle at our two-day Member Preview! 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.

Members will have the chance to reserve their timed tickets to preview City of Tomorrow before it opens to the public! Check your email for your official evite and promo code. Log in to your SAM account and enter your 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 Happy Hour is being offered. Advance timed tickets are required, and are available to reserve on a first-come, first-served basis. Membership benefits are non-transferrable. Learn more about SAM's new visiting procedures.

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OCT 16

Virtual Member Overview: City of Tomorrow

Festival, 1953, Mark Tobey, American, 1890–1976, opaque watercolor and oil on paperboard, 39 1/2 × 29 1/2 in., Seattle Art Museum, Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 62.77, © Mark Tobey / Seattle Art Museum.

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