Visual Art


The Artist Who Volleys Ceramics, Papier-Mâché, Needlepoint, and Tennis?

Jessica Jackson Hutchins is chasing beauty and collecting old couches. Her work is currently on display at the Frye.

02/27/2024 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Michael Raines

Fine Art

Grace Athena Flott’s Portraits Celebrate Burn Survivors

A new exhibit at Pier 69 features a group you don’t typically see in galleries.

12/19/2023 By Benjamin Cassidy

Broad Strokes

Vancouver Art Gallery Ponders the Question of Emily Carr

Few Americans have heard of her, but she's one of Canada's most famous painters.

10/06/2023 By Allison Williams

Alfresco Film

Seattle Outdoor Movie Guide 2023

We'll never get tired of watching The Princess Bride on a picnic blanket.

06/02/2023 By Seattle Met Staff

On View

Molly Vaughan’s After Boucher Brings Rococo to the Frye

The artist and trans activist’s work queers the drawings of French painter François Boucher.

10/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Art History

Rehabilitating Uncle SAM

Seattle Art Museum’s reinstallation of its American collection grapples with the institution’s past and reaches for a new vision of its future.

09/19/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Enter the Museum

New Wing Luke Exhibit Showcases the Teachings of Bruce Lee

The permanent museum gallery Be Water, My Friend features 2,800 of the famous martial artist's books.

08/03/2022 By Ann Karneus

This Month in Seattle Tech

The Museum of Museums Cancels the Amazon vs. Microsoft Exhibit

A social media firestorm led Greg Lundgren to pull the plug on a show aiming to bridge the local art and tech worlds.

07/29/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy


Banksyland Rejects the Art Gallery Convention

Perhaps what’s most striking about the internationally touring art exhibition is what isn’t on display.

06/15/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Day in the Life

A SAM Curator Reframes the Mysterious World of Fine Art

Christie’s, consecrated statues, and coffee—it’s all part of the workday for Natalia Di Pietrantonio.

06/09/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Prestige TV

Jean Smart's Long, Fascinating Road from Ballard to Hacks

Smart's character tours the country on the show's second season, which begins this week. But her resume’s already been there.

05/09/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Met Recs

May Pick: Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water at SAM

How can we be clear-eyed about the climate crisis without losing hope? The answer may lie with the arts.

05/05/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Space to Dream

Gallery 4Culture Reopens to the Public

King County's publicly funded gallery has provided a counterpoint to the city's commercial art spaces for over 40 years.

05/04/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Killer Confessions

Bosco Brings Seattle Grunge to RuPaul's Drag Race Season Finale

She’s fierce. She’s Seattle. She’s fighting to bring the crown home.

04/22/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Moving the Needle

Two Generations of Female Tattoo Artists Propel the Industry Forward

Madame Lazonga and Lolli Morlock are two of the many artists carving a new path for women and queer people in the field.

03/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman Photography by Daniel Berman

Arts and Minds

In The Public Eye: A Look at Seattle Through Art Installations

As we return to public spaces, having lived through two years of isolation, we can see them with new clarity.

03/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman Photography by Chona Kasinger

Hot stuff

Bridgerton Is Back for a Steamy Second Season

Seattle author Julia Quinn enjoys the ride as her romance novels return to Netflix.

03/15/2022 By Allison Williams

Seattle on TV

Luke Kolpin, Seattle’s Top Chef Contestant, Prepares for Prime Time

He cooked at Canlis, then spent nearly nine years at Noma in Copenhagen. He makes his TV debut March 3.

03/02/2022 By Ann Karneus

Seattle in the Movies

Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi Holds a Mirror Up to Seattle

And it ain’t always pretty.

02/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Scene Stealer

Seattle in the Movies

What they got right and oh so wrong.