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Fremont First Friday Over 16 local galleries and shops participate in this monthly art walk. Guide maps are available at various locations. 6-9 p.m. Fri. July 7. www.fremontseattle.com. Free.
Rebecca Albiani The architectural transformation of Rome during the era of Emperor Augustus is the latest subject of art historian Albiani in "A City of Marble." Frye Art Gallery, 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. $4-10. 11 a.m. Fri. July 7.
Mary Lee & Louisiana Bendolph Two Alabama quilt artists present the gallery's "Saturday After" talk about their work. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. Free. Noon, Sat. July 8.
Eugenie Tsai The New York guest curator behind the Henry's Byron Kim overview exhibit discusses how the artist's provocative work challenges concepts of abstraction and representation. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. Free. 2 p.m. Sat. July 8.
Artists' Gallery of Seattle "The Second Annual NW African-American Fine Art Exhibit" features sculpture and painting by over a dozen artists. Reception: 6-10 p.m. 902 First Ave. S., 206-340-0830, www.agofs.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends July 31.
Catherine Person Gallery The gallery presents all its artists in its second annual group show, "At Once." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 319 Third Ave. S., www.catherinepersongallery.com, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 25.
Corridor Gallery Ironic color photography by Mark Sullo. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Tashiro-Kaplan building, 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037, www.schirmerstudio.com/corridor. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Through July.
D'Adamo/Woltz Abstract acrylic on stainless steel paintings by Simona Foggitt. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, www.dadamowoltzgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends July 31.
Davidson Galleries In the Antique Prints Dept., "Contemporary Prints from Eastern Europe and Russia" and "The Published State, Part 1." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-1324, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end July 29.
foster/white Granite and steel sculpture by Will Robinson in "Spaces Within," and impressionistic oil paintings by Sheri Bakes in "Vacancy." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end July 26.
Friesen Gallery "About Glass" presents optical cut crystal, sculpture, and blown glass by the gallery's roster of established and emerging artists, including William Morris, Kreg Kallenberger, Flo Perkins, and the debut of New Zealand artist Philip Aitken. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 1200 Second Ave., 206-628-9501, www.friesengallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends July 29.
Gallery IMA The gallery presents a group show of its artists. Reception: 6-8:30 p.m. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-625-0055, www.galleryima.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Aug. 1.
Gallery 110 Painter Mike Lewis is inspired by master artists and cartoons, while glass artist Patricia Weyer is inspired by dolphins. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Ends July 29.
Grover/Thurston Gallery Mixed-media hand-carved work by California sculptor Joe Brubaker. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 29.
Howard House The "New Sculpture Survey" promises an intriguing show of provocative work by eight artists using varied materials. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 26.
Linda Hodges Gallery Botanical oil paintings by Karen Yurkovich. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 29.
Lisa Harris The "Summer Group Show" presents recent work by the gallery's 27 artists. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1922 Pike Place, 206-443-3315, www.lisaharrisgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends July 30.
Greg Kucera The jazzy patterns and fine stitch work of rural Alabama's acclaimed "Gee's Bend Quilt Makers" inaugurate the gallery's first quilt exhibit. Also: "Patchwork: Affinities & Influences in Contemporary Art" follows the thread of the main exhibit through the multi-media work of various other artists. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 2.
Punch Gallery Photo-based media and video by L.A. transplant Justin Colt Beckman in "Eastern Philosophies: Part One." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 509-964-2443, www.punchgallery.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends July 30.
Soil Eccentric local artists Dawn Cerny and Alice Tippit collaborate in "an installation of drawings and ephemera" about obsession and desire in "Artful Scheme of Happiness." Also: Ink-wash, watercolor, and video selections from Buddy Bunting's "Scabland Project," inspired by visits to prisons in remote corners of the American West. Reception: 6-9 p.m. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends July 30.
William Traver New glass work by Massimo Micheluzzi, and acrylic, oil and found-object canvases by Alan Fulle in "Quest." Reception: 5-8 p.m. 110 Union St. #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. Both end July 30.
BLVD Gallery Work by Iosefatu Sua, Sam Sneke and Angry Woebots. 2312 Second Ave., www.blvdart.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., 1-7 p.m. Fri. Through July.
Henry Art Gallery Monochrome painting interpreting skin tones, landscapes, and other concepts of color make up "Threshold: Byron Kim 1990-2004," the first museum survey of this artist's work. Also: Akio Takamori's "The Laughing Monks" combines the UW art professor's own ceramic work with pieces from the Henry's collection. Opening for both shows: 8-11 p.m. Fri. July 7. "And Deer and Trees and Things" are three videos by Cat Clifford exploring Western landscapes, and "Current: River Photography from the Monsen Collection" features the work of four photographers. Also: Maya Lin plays with blocks, shadows, wire, and perspective in "Systematic Landscapes," the visionary artist/architect's first museum show in eight years. It's an expansive collection of gallery-filling sculptures, smaller works, and her models for the ongoing Confluence Project, seven sites along the Columbia River commemorating the journey of Lewis and Clark. Highlights include Water Line, a wire topography that webs across the East Gallery, and 2x4 Landscape, a wavy hill made of 65,000 blocks of hemlock. 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Deer" ends August 20. "Systematic" ends Sept. 3. "Current" and "Threshold" end Sept. 17. "Monks" ends Oct. 22.
Wing Luke Work by 86-year-old Japanese-American artist Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani. Reception: 5 p.m. Thurs. July 6. Also: "These Walls Can Speak: Untold Stories From Three Historic Buildings" celebrates the Kong Yick Buildings, Higo, and the Eastern Hotel through history, testimony, and artifacts. 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. Mirikitani ends Sept. 17. "Walls" ends Dec. 10.
Art/Not Terminal "Scapes," oil paintings by Mark Eaton, and "Souls," erotic photography by John Tozzi. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. "Souls" hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-6 p.m. Sat., 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. "Scapes" hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Both end July 6.
Columbia City This first annual regional juried exhibition examines our "plugged and caffeinated" culture via work by 17 local artists. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 206-760-9843, www.columbiacitygallery.com. Noon-8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends July 9.
Crawl Space Motocross and learning how to climb a tree are two of the behaviors explored in the seven videos of "Grown Accustomed," by Cat Clifford, Scott Kildall, Anne Mathern, Rachel Rampleman, UW Self-Organizing Systems Lab, and Tony Weathers. 504 E. Denny Way #1, 206-322-5752, www.crawlspacegallery.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends July 9.
Francine Seders Gallery Juliana Heyne's oil stick on paper landscapes in "Variable Terrain" and Michelle Bolinger's "Color Construction," abstracts in pen and oil. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. and Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tues., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends July 9.
G. Gibson Gallery A demented family tree and a bird-person in a bowler hat are some of the whimsical images that populate "Rabbit Starvation," new encaustic paintings and sculpture by Issaquah artist Larry Calkins. 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 July 8.
Gallery63Eleven Painter Kellie Talbot pays homage to industry and Walt Whitman in "A Song for Occupations." 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 5.
911 Media Arts Center Images of five years of sculptural installation work by innovative local art team SuttonBeresCuller will be projected onto the four walls of the gallery in "Documentation Cube." Curated by local art blogger Steven Michael Vroom. 911 Media Arts Center, 402 Ninth Ave. N., 206-682-6552, www.911media.org. Noon- 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends July 7.
Photographic Center Northwest This thesis exhibition features diverse work by three graduating students: Jo Johnson, Maylee Noah, and Loewyn Young. 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. Ends July 11.
SAM Rental/Sales Gallery "Referencing Nature" presents the work of nine artists: Bobbi Ambrosini, Michael Brophy, Lanny DeVuono, Victoria Haven, Fred Holcomb, Maya Kabat, David Kroll, Steven Miller, and Jason Wood. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends July 8.
Ballard Fetherston Brooklyn artist David Konigsberg's new paintings present richly imagined vessels and creatures in flight. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 21.
Bluebottle Eight artists tackle "The Great Outdoors," curated by Ryan Sanchez. Highlights include Jordin Isip's mixed-media on panel collage figures and Adela Liebowitz's crisply dreamy oil-on-linen animals in winter. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends July 29.
Experience Music Project "DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein" pairs in unexpected ways 28 modern and classic paintings from Paul Allen's private collection, many not seen by the public in over 50 years. Some sample matches: Van Gogh and Ernst, Monet and DeKooning, Signac and Rothko. Curated by art historian and Impressionism expert Paul Hayes Tucker. EMP, 325 Fifth Ave. N. (Seattle Center), 206-770-2702, www.doubletakeexhibit.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $7-$8. Ends October.
Floating Leaves Tea Understated images by Japanese-born photographer Kiyoshi Toda. 2213 N.W. Market St. #100, 206-529-4268, www.floatingleavestea.com. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun. (closed Tues.). Through July.
Gallery 1216 In local sculptor Evan Blackwell's "Off the Wall," common disposable items become objects of beauty, while innocent child's toys become almost unrecognizable subjects of despair. Plastic cups, forks, hangers, toy soldiers, and drinking straws are transformed into sculpture—with a nod to the excesses and detritus of American consumerism. Benham Gallery, 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, www.benhamgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends July 22.
Jack Straw New Media Korean artist Kichul Kim's Rapport is a sound installation exploring the connection between seeing sound and reaching Nirvana, an idea he has explored for over ten years. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Extended through July 28.
James Harris Local artist Todd Simeone plays with perceptions in his digital manipulations of ordinary objects (FedEx boxes, dice) in "A Difference of Outlines and Outcomes." 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends July 29.
Jeffrey Moose Bone and leaf forms inspire the haunting and beautiful figurative bronze sculptures of Lummi Island artist Ann Morris, while stenciled found images find their way into Suquamish artist Gerry Lonning's abstract paintings. 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 July 29.
Joe Bar French transplant Béatrice Billard's cute and creepy "Beasts and Super-Beasts" are acrylic and charcoal paintings and drawings that evoke Hello Kitty and Tim Burton, with a dash of Paul Klee. 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 July 31.
Kirkland Arts Center "Clay?" challenges viewers and artists alike to rethink the parameters of an old medium. Much of the work accomplishes this nicely. Work by 21 ceramic artists from around the country (seven from Puget Sound) is juried by three professors from UW's well-regarded ceramics program and curated by the gallery's artistic director Jason Huff. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., 425-822-7161, www.kirklandartscenter.org. 11 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. second Thursdays. Ends July 29.
Lawrimore Project The new art space by Scott Lawrimore opened with a mysterious performance installation by the local idiosyncratic art team of SuttonBeresCuller. In "If These Walls . . ." Cornish grads John Sutton, Ben Beres, and Zac Culler were "sealed" into a 32' x 32' x 12' box on June 22 to secretly create an exhibit. They are to emerge July 15 with God knows what. Not sure what there will be to see or hear in the meantime—the sounds of tapping and sawing and "No Exit"-style exhortations? Hopefully all three members reappear in the end . . . There is historical artistic precedent for this sort of site-specific collaborative experiment, by Marcel Duchamp, Robert Morris, and others. There are other sideshows by the team on view elsewhere in the gallery—their portable living room and park bench trailer projects, hard-to-explain photos, and a mantel full of amusingly demented Sears portraits. Definitely worth investigating. Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way S., 206-501-1231, www.lawrimoreproject.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 29.
NW Craft Center Gallery Edd Cox's "Temple Garden" presents oil paintings, carpets, ceramic sculptures, wood carvings, and mosaic. 305 Harrison St., 206-728-1555. www.eddcox.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Ends July 14.
Patricia Cameron "Long After the Silence," Linda Kane's serene and otherworldly charcoal drawings and installations inspired by her native Hawaii. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends July 15.
Platform Gallery In "Unnatural Presence," featuring new work by Eric Eley, Rachel Lowther, Christian Maychack, Melissa Pokorny, and Jon Rajkovich, sculpture visits the natural world in unnatural ways. Platform Gallery, 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends July 29.
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center "Disaster!" is defined by 31 primarily Northwest artists, some with an eye for wry commentary, such as Bryn Barnard's Venice on the Potomac 2040, a finely realist oil portrait of the Capitol Building of the future surrounded by water. The result of global warming, another Hurricane Katrina, or simply a metaphor for recent disastrous politics? All of the above, most likely. This timely show explores political, personal, and natural disasters, says curator Jake Seniuk. 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, 360-457-3532, www.pafac.org. 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends July 30.
Suyama Space German-born local composer and inventor Trimpin presents a new site-specific installation, SHHH. A large metal sphere rhythmically orbits on a circular rail, its movement and sound responding to the proximity of the viewer. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, www.suyamapetersondeguchi.com/art. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends July 28.
Viveza Grief, hope, and renewal are the subjects of "Codex Specilias," heavily-layered palimpsest resin paintings by Rebecca Woodhouse. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends July 16.
Wall Space New architectural images by Northwest commercial photographer Randall J. Corcoran in "Elements." 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 22.
Western Bridge "Boys and Flowers" features an eclectic array of commissioned and award-winning local and international work. Highlights include a magnificent botanical mural by British artist Paul Morrison; The Four Seasons of Veronica Read by Turkish-British video artist Kutlug Ataman, which pays homage to ordinary obsessions (here, gardening); an ornate Japanese screen and saucy paean to a doomed bathhouse by local suggestive ceramicist Jeffry Mitchell; and a project to rebuild Denny Hill by the architects of Universal Nonlinear Design. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends August 12.
Winston Wächter Eerily accurate architectonic portraits of empty rooms and places by Northeast artist Peter Waite. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 28.
Bellevue Arts Museum "Expressions: Art with Heart" is 25 uninhibited self-portraits by kids affected by cancer or other illness, on display in the Espresso Americano Cafe. Also: Four fiber artists create maps of fabric and thread in "On Mapping: New Perspectives With a Common Thread." Also: Asian textiles inform the work of two American artists in "Wrapped in Color: Kimonos by Tim Harding, Jackets by Jon Eric Riis." Also: Work from 14 studios in "Studio Glass: Decorative and Functional Objects." 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.), 11 a.m-5:30 p.m. Sun. "Expressions" ends Aug. 6. "Mapping" ends Sept. 3. "Wrapped" ends Sept 24. "Studio Glass" ends Oct. 1.
Burke Museum The 22nd annual "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibit presents 90 pictures by photographers from around the world. Sponsored by BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Natural History Museum of London, it makes its first-ever stop in the Northwest, featuring local Art Wolfe as a judge and Alexei Calambokidis of Olympia as a youth entry. UW campus, N.E. 45th Street and 17th Avenue N.E., 206-543-5590, www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.). Ends Sept. 4.
Frye Art Museum Robyn O'Neil's epic, often ominous, drawings explore death and man's relationship to nature. This is the first major museum presentation of this Houston-based artist's work. Also: Local artist Robert Yoder has created an abstract seascape out of hand-tufted wool in "Sluice Gate." In "Ginnungagap," Sigrid Sandström explores the land between ice and fire in Norse mythology in dramatic abstract paintings and video. Also: the colorful botanical collages and tapestries of Amy Helfand's "Modern Nature." 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Sun. O'Neil and Helfand end July 30. "Ginnungagap" and "Sluice" end Sept. 10.
Museum of Glass In "Absence Adorned," Karen LaMonte presents slightly creepy life-size glass casts of empty dresses. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (until 8 p.m. every third Thurs.), noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 4.
Nordic Heritage Museum "Dream Time" are photo collages of fairies by Birgitte Fleuron and Henning Sjøstrøm. Also: Illustrations by 91-year-old Ballard artist Clarence E. "Pete" Pedersen. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, www.nordicmuseum.org. $4-$6. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Both shows end July 30.
Seattle Art Museum Closed for expansion until spring 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. The wonderful array of antique snuff bottles is a highlight. Also: Tooba, a powerful, haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree. Also: "A Northwest Summer: Six Exhibitions—One Celebration" includes studio glass art from the Jon and Mary Shirley collection; art deco sculpture from SAM's early days; "Made in Seattle," contemporary art from their permanent collection; "Night Sounds," 14 significant interconnected works by Mark Tobey and Morris Graves; and "Elegant Earth," photographs by Johsel Namkung. Trimpin's "Picnics, Rhythms and Vacations" joins the lineup in August. 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. "Seattle" ends July 23, "Elegant" ends August 6, "Tooba" and "Northwest Summer" end Oct. 15, "Buddha" is ongoing.
Tacoma Art Museum "The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas" offers Daumier's wry caricatures, Ingres' delicate pencil portraits, and Degas' pastel dancers, among other 19th-century French drawings and watercolors from the vast collections of the Baltimore and Walters art museums. This is the only West Coast stop. Also: "Between Clouds of Memory: The Ceramic Art of Akio Takamori." Also: "Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters." 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org. Every third Thursday free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Lichtenstein" ends Sept. 4. "Essence" ends Sept. 17. "Between Clouds" ends Oct. 8. $6.50-$7.50.