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“Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer” Free Community Opening Celebration

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - March 2 @ 9:00 pm

Jeffrey Gibson‘s new exhibition, Like a Hammer, opens this week at Seattle Art Museum. It all kicks off with a free public opening, to engage the whole community.

  • Dance beneath John Grade’s Middle Fork in the Susan Brotman Forum to original mixes by DJ Harmony Soleil
  • See in-gallery dance performances by dance artist Marco Farroni inspired by Like A Hammer.
  • Hear music and storytelling in the galleries with artists Nijuana Jones and Che Sehyun of The G’ma Project.
  • Make art with the family at an activity station created by local artist Philippe Hyojung Kim.
  • Hear artist talks from Cindy Chischilly and Fox Spears., whose work will be featured in SAM’s community gallery for their satellite show of works during yehaw?, the citywide celebration of indigenous art organized by ARTS at King Street Station.
  • Take a My Favorite Things tour in the galleries, led by Jaimée Marsh and Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine.

Last but not least, hear directly from Jeffrey Gibson as he discusses the work on view in the galleries. This artist talk requires separate tickets which can be reserved online:


Feature Image Credit: “I PUT A SPELL ON YOU,” 2015, Jeffrey Gibson, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians/Cherokee, b. 1972, repurposed punching bag, glass beads, artificial sinew, and steel; 40 × 14 × 14 in., Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California, photo: Peter Mauney.


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