The inaugural “Museum Week Northwest” and AAM conference successfully brought together visitors and museums throughout the Seattle region. As part of the festivities, The Henry Art Gallery and The Burke Museum hosted a joint celebration for AAM members–featuring a variety of activities, treats and artifacts.
The event kicked off at The Burke Museum on the University of Washington’s campus at 7:30. Even with my fashionably late arrival, the event was in full swing with a packed house. The event provided visitors with access to all of the museums exhibits, and most excitingly, a peek into the collections room. One item to note that was on display: the mammoth tusk recently found in South Lake Union.
Over at the Henry Art Gallery, the party continued. Desserts were served along with tours of the exhibits and ongoing performances of Mirror Check. Artists, such as James Coupe, James Pampin, Anne Fenton, and Wynne Greenwood, were also available for visitors to chat with.
Overall, Henry and Burke’s Excellent Adventure was a fun and creative way to celebrate both the AAM community, as well as two of Seattle’s leading museums.