Beauty & Bounty at SAM
Imagine arriving in the Pacific Northwest in the mid 1880's, pristine views, clean air -- the sky......Well, you can get a more vivid idea of what our corner of the world looked like upon visiting the Seattle Art Museum’s "Beauty & Bounty American Art an Age of Exploration" exhibit (June 30th - September 11th). The breathtaking images, many rarely seen in public, of early landscapes paintings and photographs depict likely visitor views upon arrival to our shores. What a name, and what a rare opportunity... go and see this show!
Artists including, Albert Bierstadt, Sanford Gifford, and Thomas Moran. Additionally, photographs including a mammoth image by Carleton Watkins, Edward Muybridge, and Timothy O'Sullivan, can also be seen.
Executive Director Derek Cartwright and Board Chair Charlie Wright welcomed guests to the preview opening June 28th, and President Maggie Walker presided over a private dinner inside the Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel exclusively for donors, local American Art collectors, and exhibit sponsors.
Sunflowers in great supply adorned the room, providing a sunny back-drop (under our gray skies) for Chef Ivan Szilak's bounty of food - including a fresh peach and arugula salad, delicate halibut, with a fresh finish of lemon tarts and individual cherry pies from neighbor on the hill, High 5 Pies.