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Lectures and Events

Artist Lecture: Lauren Grossman Local sculptor Grossman talks about her latest work. Noon. Sat. Feb. 18. Howard House, 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. Free.

Artist Lecture: Lead Pencil Studio Daniel Mihalyo and Annie Han of the award-winning architecture and design partnership Lead Pencil Studio discuss their work. 8 p.m. Tues. Feb. 21. Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, www.cornish.edu. Free.

Glass History Lecture Series Tacoma's Museum of Glass continues its 10-lecture series with artist Walter Lieberman discussing the shift in innovation from Venice to Northern Europe in the 1600s. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St. (Tacoma), 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. Free with museum admission ($10; $8 seniors/students, $4 children). Lecture: 2 p.m. Hot Shop demonstration: 3-5 p.m. Sun. Feb. 19.

Nutcracker & Pony Auction Those cute and funky 7-foot-tall sculptures by local artists (28 nutcrackers and 18 fiberglass ponies) that dotted the city during the winter holidays are now for sale at Pacific Galleries. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Center. Feb. 21-22. 241 S. Lander St., 206-441-9990, www.pacgal.com.

Openings

Bellevue Arts Museum New Orleans artist Thomas Mann collects and frames fragments he found in the streets of his lost city in "Storm Cycle, An Artist Responds to Hurricane Katrina," while collage artist Maureen McCabe draws upon superstition, Catholicism, and wit to create her odd assortments in "Shadow Boxes, Assembled Tales of Fate, Magic, and Wit." Also: "Two Hands, Twenty Years, and a Billion Beads" is a survey of renowned Northwest artist David Chatt's intricately beaded sculpture and assorted jewelry, by turns goofy and satirical; the Northwest Designer Craftsmen retrospective show "Looking Forward, Glancing Back: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50" displays over 100 contemporary and historic works by NWDC artist members. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (Bellevue), 425-519-0770, www.bellevueart.org. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.); 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. "Storm Cycle" and "Shadow Boxes" open Feb. 17 and end May 21. Chatt ends Feb. 19; "Looking Forward" ends Feb. 26.

Bluebottle In "I Love Andy Warhol,"six artists declare their allegiance to the Pop Art dandy. Opens Tues. Feb. 21. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Fri. Feb. 24. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592, www.bluebottleart.com. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends Feb. 28.

Gallery63Eleven "Ruby and Willie" is local photographer Bootsy Holler's fascinating and poignant photos of the ordinary objects in her late grandparents' home before it was emptied and sold. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends March 8.

Greg Kucera Henri Matisse ("Selected Prints: 1913–1947") and Louise Bourgeois (prints) are the heavy hitters at Kucera this month. Gallery staff will conduct tours of the selection of Matisse etchings, lithographs, drypoints, and colorful "Jazz" pochoir prints on five dates. Opens Thurs. Feb. 16. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Howard House Lauren Grossman's "Not Consumed" features fiery and interactive metallic sculptures informed by Judeo-Christian iconography. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 16. Artist lecture: Noon, Sat. Feb. 18. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

James Harris Keith Tilford's frenzied and fascinating pen-and-ink drawings make up his "Recent Works on Paper." Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 16. 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Kirkland Arts Center "Pattern" finds natural and man-made patterns in the scaly steel forms and sculptures made from washers by L. John Andrew, stitches in drywall by Julie Custer, metallic forms by Kristine Bolhuis, and geometric paper sculptures by Teresa Redden (who also curates the show). 620 Market St. (Kirkland), 425-822-7161, www.kirklandartscenter.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends March 4.

Last Chance

Ballard/Fetherston In "The Calendar Project," Port Townsend artist Kim Kopp creates a small painting for each day of the year using collage, a recurring boat shape, and a nuanced palette, grouping each panel by month. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 18.

Cornish College Gallery Cornish alum Heather Hart highlights the absurdities of identity politics with crocheted objects introduced into stereotypically male contexts, like her "Uzi Coozie" gun cozies. Also: student work exploring the theme of "HomeLand." 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, www.cornish.edu. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 17.

Galleries

Art/Not Terminal Paintings by Shirley Travis in "Tangled Exposure." Also: "Thinking of Australia: Landscapes, Images and Abstraction" features work by Australian painters Bronwyn Bancroft and Judy Hawking-Burnett, mixed-media artist Esha Xavier Quinn, and photographer Jason Kimberley. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. "Australia": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 1-6 p.m. Sat.; 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. "Tangled": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends March 2.

Artists' Gallery of Seattle Kenneth Lee Johnson presents acrylic paintings and illustrations. 902 First Ave. S., 206-340-0830, www.agofs.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 28.

Baas Art Gallery Angela Scott's "Meditations" are nebulous, ghostly mixed-media incarnations of circles and figures. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasartgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Benham Gallery Daguerreotypes, photomicrographs, and pinholes by New York photographer Jerry Spagnoli. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, benhamgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Weds.-Sat. Ends March 25.

Capitol Hill Arts Center "Still Beaming," illuminated mixed-media work by emerging artists presented by the Twilight Artist Collective. 1621 12th Ave., 206-388-0500, www.capitolhillarts.com. Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends March 27.

Catherine Person In "Hortus Ortus: Davis Freeman and Kensuke Yamada," the local photographer and the young Japanese sculptor both find inspiration in the garden. Artists' talk: noon, Sat. Feb. 18. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

CoCA "Shard," curated by Seattle poet David Francis, explores the intersection of visual and textual art, featuring over 60 poetry-inspired works by 30 artists from the U.S. and Europe. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends March 12.

Corridor Painter Marie C. Green renders her "Dichotomy of the Nude" with acrylic geometry. 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

D'Adamo/Woltz The "Emerging Student Show" presents an interesting collection of juried art from area schools: Cornish, Pratt, Northwest, and UW. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, www.dadamowoltzgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 28.

Davidson Contemporary The quiet terrain east of the Washington Cascades inspires Leslie Williams Cain's landscapes in "Recent Pastels." 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Davidson Galleries In "The Mezzotint," two New York artists revive the laborious 400-year-old engraving process to differing effect. Carol Wax re-creates antique typewriters and gadgets, while Fred Merhsimer interprets contemporary cityscapes. Also: "English Landscape Scenery," artful mezzotint engravings by David Lucas of paintings by John Constable dating back to 1829. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Eclectic Pleasant nature-inspired prints by monotype and collage artist Doris Mosler and colorful oils by Jan Flynn. Also: X-ray photos of plants by Steven Meyers, and work by Patricia Seggebruch, Nancy Ortenstone, and Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli. 307 N. 73rd St., 206-789-4500, www.eclecticfineart.com. Noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends March 12.

Foster/White Bratsa Bonifacho responds to the symbols and sounds of classical musical scales and chords in his vivid new abstract canvases, "Moderato Cantabile." Also: "Studio Paintings," abstract canvases by T. L. Lange—the artist's first posthumous solo show. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Fountainhead Saigon-born painter Thu Nguyen depicts landscapes, figurative portraits, and trains with a romanticized realism; "Waterbeings" collects her newest oils. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, www.fountainheadgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Feb. 26.

Francine Seders Barbados-born artist and UW art professor Denzil Hurley presents his abstract tonal oils under the rubric "Variant/Glyphic/Negation/Redact." 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 26.

Friesen Gallery Evocative impressions of wintry trees and kinetic zoetrope sculpture by Andie DeRoux in "Running Through the Forest," and encaustic paintings by Catherine Eaton Skinner. Also: work by Steve Jensen, Reilly Jensen, and Doris Chase. 1200 Second Ave., 206-628-9501, www.friesengallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 28.

G. Gibson Gallery Young Seattle artist Maija Fiebig presents her latest oil-on-board paintings in "Moss," and graphic designer Doug Keyes shows his large-scale, multiple-exposure color photos in "Becoming Language." 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.gibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Gallery4Culture In a commentary on consumerism, Julia Haack uses recycled materials with architectural references in "Salvage/Selvage." 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 24.

Gallery 110 "Restating Empire" takes a wide-ranging, critical look at images of American hegemony. This juried exhibit, curated by Deborah Paine, features work by 21 artists from across the country. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Globe Gallery Photos of Myanmar (formerly Burma) by Julie McMackin will support the efforts of the Free Burma Coalition. 105 S. Main St. (#100), 206-612-7655. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 28.

Grover/Thurston Intriguing mixed-media portraiture and imaginings by Berlin-born local painter Anne Siems in "Muse." 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Infohazard Sculptures by Jason Soles are "Beyond the Pale," and fetish photography by Artana DeCarlo asks: "What Is Your Sin?" 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Feb. 28.

Jack Straw "Trimpin: Archival Investigations" celebrates composer and sound artist Trimpin's 25 years in Seattle. The show, which focuses on the artist's first few years in town at the onset of the digital revolution, is part of a yearlong, multivenue tribute. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 24.

Jeffrey Moose Neriage porcelain by Rick Stafford and cheerful oil paintings by Koji Kubota. Rainier Square, 1333 Fifth Ave., 206-467-6951, www.jeffreymoosegallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 1.

Joe Bar Painter Cait Willis captures the people who haunt this Capitol Hill hangout in "Visage: New Portraits of Joe Bar Friends." 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407, www.joebar.org. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Feb. 28.

Kimzey Miller After 30 years, this downtown gallery is closing its doors for good at the end of May. Until then, there will be rotating exhibits of its artists. 1225 Second Ave., 206-682-2339. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Closes May 26.

Linda Hodges Gallery Jack Chevalier's new stenciled paintings on wood evoke the simplistic iconography of old-school street-post protest art. "Untitled," the small face of a certain current U.S. president burnished into wood, is striking for its powerful understatement. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Lisa Harris In "Gouache," local artist Richard Morhous creates bright paintings inspired by his favorite cities. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315, www.lisaharrisgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 26.

Local Color Mixed-media art, beaded jewelry, and photography from Amy Spassov, Liz Gamberg, Kandis Susol, Patricia Ann Wilson, Nicole Mazzei, and Kedar Mohare. 1606 Pike Pl., 206-728-1717, www.localcolorseattle.com. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Through Feb. 28.

Ming's Asian Gallery "Erotica—The Art of Love" presents an array of woodblock prints, doctor's dolls, snuff bottles, ivory wedding-night pictorials, and other adult enticements. 519 Sixth Ave. S., 206-748-7889, www.mingsgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 26.

MusaDesign The sleek gallery space in this Belltown interior-design studio hosts "Persistence of Vision," silverbots and a zoetropic installation by metalsmith/artist Cathy McClure. 2617 Fifth Ave., 425-246-8464, www.musadesign.net. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends Feb. 24.

Odegaard Library "The Smallest Witnesses: The Conflict in Darfur Through Children's Eyes," presents 27 disturbing drawings by children who escaped Darfur physically but not psychologically. Odegaard Library, UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2990. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.; 1-10 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 22.

OK Hotel Gallery "When Words Fail: A Retrospective of the Unredundant Art of Kenneth A. Marulis" features oil and pigment paintings by the artist. 212 Alaskan Way S., www.okhotelgallery.com. Ends Feb. 28.

Patricia Cameron In "{Cafe}LIFE," Argentine-born photographer Armando Lindner exposes intimate moments in cafes. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 28.

Photographic Center Northwest San Francisco-based artist Todd Hido uses natural light and long exposures to create moody images, often taken through the windshield of his car, in his "Unfinished Narratives." 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, www.pcnw.org. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 27.

Richard Hugo House Gallery "The Eight Essential Ingredients" unites art and poetry by eight artists, including poet Marvin Bell, in a collaborative installation organized by Born magazine. 1634 11th Ave., 206-322-7030, www.hugohouse.org. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends March 31.

Roq la Rue Gallery "Sweetest Taboo" promises to be "a group show of random naughtiness" by pop surrealist and urban contemporary artists. How can you resist? 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, www.roqlarue.com. 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends March 4.

Sam Day Gallery In "Stephanie Shachat/Floral Savant" the photographer/poet displays flower pix. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 3.

SAM Rental/Sales Gallery Nine artists from the south-of-downtown scene are showcased in "Studios: Part 3—SODO." Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Shift Local artist Michelle Forsyth's intricate works on paper abstracting Internet images make up "Loops & Dashes." Tashiro Kaplan Building (Ste. 105), 306 S. Washington, 206-547-1215, www.shiftstudio.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

SOIL Multimedia artist Satomi Jin explores botanical repetition, Isaac Layman's color photos find beauty in common items, and Chauney Peck builds a small replica of a mountain in the French Alps in a commentary about global warming and human-and-nature reversals. Also: Nicholas Nyland creates an optical-illusion abstract mural for "Mirage." 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Feb. 26.

Space This new downtown gallery launches with paintings, photography, and sculpture by Derrick Voss, Jose Torres Jr., Roland Rodriguez, Brian White, Shannon Welles, and gallery owner Guy Warren. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. 1907 Second Ave., 206-443-7743. Ends March 1.

Suyama Space In his large but opaque installation "Dis-place in Time," Los Angeles artist John O'Brien creates a membranous wall to depict how memory is evoked. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, www.suyamapetersondeguchi.com/art. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 7.

20Twenty "Not Again: the 1980s (The Decade That Wouldn't Go Away)" is an homage to a questionable decade appropriately rendered on brown paper bags by painter Chris Crites. 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-706-0969, www.twentytwentyballard.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Mar. 9.

Two Bells Bar & Grill New oil paintings by local artist Brian Strobel. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends April 5.

Viveza "Double-Click" is figurative painter Doug Smithenry's collection of distorted and sometimes pixilated images found randomly on the Internet. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Mar. 19.

Wall Space Seattle photographer Douglas Ethridge explores a world of shadowy people, places, and mannequins in "Convergence," uniting four of his series. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 16. 600 First Ave. (#322), 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5: 30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Mar. 11.

Western Bridge "Crash. Pause. Rewind." powerfully explores disaster imagery generated by pop culture and the media. Includes works by Richard Barnes, E.V. Day, Tacita Dean, Christoph Draeger, John Haddock, Timothy Hutchings, Chris Larson, Euan Macdonald, and Robert Lazzarini. Video works by Josh Azzarella, chronicling the attacks of 9/11 and the Kennedy assassination, were added for the new year. Added to the program on Friday, Feb. 17, is Crispin Spaeth's "Dark Room" dance installation, viewable only with night-vision scopes. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 4.

William Traver Lyrical abstract blown-glass and aluminum sculptures by Tom Farbanish in "Bunt," and the rondel-decorated modern three-panel "Leaded Glass Screens" by Dick Weiss. 110 Union St. (Ste. 200), 206-587-6501, www.travergallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 26.

Winston Wächter Susan Dory investigates color and repetition in "Sequence Bias," repetitive abstract paintings; Brian Murphy paints fleshy watercolors of himself, à la Rodin's naked rendering of Balzac, in "Invisible." 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 24.

Museums

Frye Art Museum Candida Höfer's fascination with empty public spaces is the subject of "Architecture of Absence," the first North American retrospective of this German photographer's work. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. Ends April 16.

Henry Art Gallery "150 Works of Art," a compelling exhibit designed by architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, allows viewers to establish their own connections between a variety of photographs, paintings, and video pieces from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Also: Argentinean-born artist Santiago Cucullu fills the East Gallery with an expansive and somewhat befuddling contact-paper mural and minimalist sculpture installation, "The Fates Await: (Serious Delirium, or You Will Die Tomorrow)." 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "150 Works" ends Feb. 26; Cucullu ends March 12.

Museum of Glass "Czech Glass, 1945–1980: Design in an Age of Adversity" presents glasswork from a difficult era in Czech postwar history. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St. (Tacoma), 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weds.-Sat. (until 8 p.m. every third Thurs. of the month); noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends June 18.

Museum of Flight WWI airplanes fill the skies of the "Heritage of the Air Collection," 43 realistic paintings from 1959–1970, primarily by representational artist Merv Corning. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, www.museumofflight.org. Free with museum admission ($14; $13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends April 9.

Seattle Art Museum (Closed for expansion until spring of 2007; see Web site for details.) 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Seattle Asian Art Museum In "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime," nearly 100 works represent the influence of Buddhism on Asian art and culture. Also: Tooba, a powerful, haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree (it makes sense when you see it); "The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art"; and "Fragrance of the Past: Chinese Calligraphy and Painting by Ch'ung-ho Chang Frankel and Friends." The wonderful array of antique snuff bottles is a highlight. Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. "Orchid" and "Fragrance" end April 2; "Tooba" ends Oct. 15; "Buddha" is ongoing.

Tacoma Art Museum "The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915–1935" promises 120 seminal works of American and European art from the titular era, including Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O'Keeffe, May Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Max Weber. Also: In "Contemporary Photography and the Garden—Deceits and Fantasies," 15 American and European photographers interpret the symbolism and structure of gardens. 1701 Pacific Ave. (Tacoma), 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org. Every third Thurs. free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Garden" ends April 30; "Great American" ends May 21.

Wing Luke Asian Museum "Home Grown: Asian Pacific American New Years" focuses on New Year's celebration traditions brought to the Pacific Northwest by Asian-American immigrants. It features photography, multimedia presentations, and entertaining material for kids. Also: "Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest" aims to illuminate the history and heritage of this long-standing yet misunderstood local community through various media. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124, www.wingluke.org. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. "Home Grown" ends April 2; "Sikh Community" ends April 16.

 
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