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5 Can’t Miss Exhibits Opening In Seattle This Spring

By Emma Colosia

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Museums have reopened!

After a lengthy period of museums and galleries being closed, Washington government has been allowing for the reopening of many of them gradually since March.  And the day has finally arrived for some of our favorites! Under these new regulations, indoor entertainment venues will be able to operate at 50% capacity with socially distancing measures and mandatory masks.

Here are 5 exhibits you should definitely check out this spring:

1. René Lalique: Art Deco Gems From The Steven and Roslyn Shulman Collection

Where: Museum of Glass

When: Until Fall 2021

Current hours: Friday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Lalique’s exhibit at the Museum of Glass is a must for creativity fanatics. The French glass designer is globally known for his beautiful and unique creations of perfume bottles, vases and other unusual and fascinating objects.

 

 

2. Dawn Cerny: Les Choses

Where: Seattle Art Museum

When: Until September 26th 2021

Current Hours:  Friday – Sunday  10 am – 5 pm

Literature junkies assemble! Make space in your calendar for Cerny’s exhibit, that’ll be in Seattle until fall. Have you ever been to an exhibit directly inspired by a book? All these pieces reference the novel by French author Georges Perec, “Things: A Story Of The Sixties”, where the main characters spend their days dreaming of a luxurious life while living in an overstuffed Paris apartment. Brownie points if you read it first.

 

3. Where Beauty Lies

Where: Wing Luke Museum

When: Until September 19th 2021

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Current Hours: Friday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Wing Luke shares a space for real stories from real people from their community. “Where Beauty Lies” examines beauty and its history, culture and industry from an Asian-Pacific perspective. It includes artifacts, art and audiovisual content with personal accounts and reflections that are rarely seen on mainstream media.

 

4. Body of Work: Tattoo Culture

Where: Museum of Pop Culture

When: Open until May 31, 2021

Current hours: Thursdays – Mondays 10 am – 6 pm

The exhibit explores the history and development of tattoos and its culture in North American History. Featuring the work of more than 10 noteworthy tattoo artists, photographs, interviews, short films and interactive experiences, “Body of Work” becomes an event you won’t want to miss.

 

5. Drie Chapek  – Churning

Where: Greg Kucera Gallery

When: Until May 29th

Current hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

It’s time to support local artists!  Drie Chapek’s style is unexpected and a real treat if you’re into analyzing art. The “Churning” collection is made up of 30 abstract oil on canvas artwork that will certainly put her on your radar. Spend a few hours deconstructing her paintings and take your checkbook just in case you need to bring one home with you.

Featured image by StockSnap from Unplash.