Immerse yourself in fall this weekend with queer movies, an art walk and a new SAM exhibit
This year there will be virtual and in-person screenings, a good mix of narrative feature films and short film programs by, for and about queer people. I’m really excited about a movie called Tove. This is a Swedish-speaking Finnish artist named Tove Jansson. She was the artist behind the 1940s Moomins cartoons. The film traces her life and relationship with another woman.
For those of you unfamiliar with Wa Na Wari, this is a residence turned into a black art space in the Central District. Their mission is to uplift black people, black artists and black art here in the city. On Saturdays, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., they host Walk the Block, a fundraising event that takes people on an artistic walk around the neighborhood. There will also be food and music. Everything is outside. It’s going to be a little less than a mile of walking. I am delighted to see the work of Barbara Earl Thomas. I’ve never seen her work outside.
The exhibition consists of 19 post-war and abstract expressionist works by American and European painters such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell and Clyfford Still. The presentation is worth approximately $ 400 million. It was donated to SAM by the Friday Foundation, which represents the collection of the late Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang, Seattle area art collectors who have amassed an astonishing collection of modern art.
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