American Art: The Stories We Carry

A key question at the heart of American Art: The Stories We Carry is, “who determines what American art is, and how?” Two years ago, the museum embarked on this project not only to transform its American art galleries, but also to deepen its commitment to inclusive exhibition-planning practices. SAM opened up its collection, history, and process to three artists, four emerging museum professionals, and 11 advisors from the Seattle community in a comprehensive collaboration with SAM curators and staff to create an installation that reflects and responds to community knowledge.

the best West Coast art

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