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sam: modernism in the pacific northwest

Mark Tobey

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is a much-loved place to visit for those who appreciate art. And the current exhibit, Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: the Mythic and the Mystical, is sure to be a favorite of art lovers in our region.

SAM’s website describes the exhibit:

“Meet the mystics—the four artists who, in the late 1930s and ‘40s, became known as the Northwest School of modern art. Fed by one another’s passions and talents, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson sought to create art that consciously responded to the world events around them. All saw art as a form of spiritual quest. All were influenced by the Northwest’s swirling mix of Native American and Asian traditions.

Soon, they were known in New York and across the country—regional artists whose visions, for a time, were universal.”

The exhibit runs from June 19th through September 14th in the Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries.

For more information about the artists and to purchase tickets, visit the SAM website:

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