Seattle Art Museum Exhibits

Since its inception in 1985, Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS) has raised over $6 million for the Seattle Art Museum. This money has funded selected exhibits, arts education, museum publications, installations, SAM's capital campaigns and transportation for school children. The underwritten exhibits have included:

Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London
SAM Downtown
February 14 to May 19, 2013

Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris
October 11, 2012 to January 13, 2013

Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise
February 9 to April 29, 2012

Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth
March 10 to June 5, 2011

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
October 8, 2010 to January 17, 2011

Previous Exhibits Sponsored
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery
Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective
Geoff McFetridge: In The Mind
Edward Hopper’s Women
Inspiring Impressionism: The Impressionists and the Art of the Past
Roman Art from the Louvre
Photographs by Glenn Rudolph and installations by Pedro Reyes
The Orchid Pavilion Gathering
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages
Isamu Noguchi Sculptural Design
Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492-1819
Van Gogh to Mondrian: Modern Art from the Kroeller-Mueller Museum
Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art
Intimate Worlds: Indian Paintings from Alvin O. Bellak Collection
Treasures from a Lost Civilization: Ancient Chinese Art from Sichuan
Eastman Johnson: Painting America
Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museum

Other Projects Funded
SAMS regularly contributes to the Olympic Sculpture Park Get Out! summer programming, the Ann Barwick Fund benefiting the American Art Library at SAM and the Mary Wappler Fund providing transportation for school children to visit SAM. SAMS also contributed $1 million commitment towards SAM’s Capital Campaign to create the Olympic Sculpture Park, expand the downtown SAM and revitalize the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park.