Usually it's only the big donors who get access to world-class museum curators, but a monthly series from Hotel 1000 and the Seattle Art Museum

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Best Free, Boozy Art Lesson

Hotel 1000

Usually it's only the big donors who get access to world-class museum curators, but a monthly series from Hotel 1000 and the Seattle Art Museum gives the rest of us entrée. One Wednesday evening each month (which Wednesday? it varies), a curator from SAM holds an informal presentation and discussion in the hotel's cozy lobby lounge with a fire-pit table. BOKA, the adjoining restaurant, provides appetizers and wine free of charge. Each evening offers insight into a particular SAM collection or current exhibit from the person who conceived it. You too can sip a cool Washington white with SAM's modern and contemporary art curator Michael Darling and discuss Jasper Johns and the redefining of painting that occurred post-WWII through the Vietnam era—just like a fancy lad at a $1000-per-plate auction! Even if you have only a passing interest in the subject offered, these events humanize and contextualize the art like no other.—Maggie Savarino

 
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