Monday, May 16, 2011

Seattle Art Museum - a global world of culture.....



















Art galleries and museums are irresistable as far as I am concerned when visiting new cities, and the Seattle Art Museum affectionately known as SAM certainly does not disappoint. It opens up a whole world of many different cultures from around the world. Centrestage of course is the immediatley distintive native indigenous art - totem poles, carved wooden boxes and panels, textiles....



















and beautiful, striking masks of course....

















But after taking in the homegrown pieces, be prepared to travel around the world from Africa to Papua New Guinea, Japan to Australia, Canada to Korea. Here is a selection of some of the vibrant Aboriginal dot paintings on display.....


















The piece of art commanding most attention and close scrutiny was this magnificent, ceremonial robe created by a young Korean artist out of over 40, 000 dog tags - a grand anti-war statement..













Take a trip to other parts of the world this week by visiting the My World Tuesday Posts by clicking here. Enjoy........

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

You got some really terrific captures at the Art Museum, Catherine! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Lesley said...

the masks are beautiful, but I really like that robe made of dog tags. that is stunning!

Photo Cache said...

very interesting. they are vibrant indeed.

snowwhite said...
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snowwhite said...

Museum is always interesting place for me. If I were there, I would go to see these exhibitions. I love all photos.
Have a nice day.

sunflowerkat321 said...

It must be a magnificent museum. Thanks for choosing such a great variety of images to share.

Mama Zen said...

That looks like a marvelous place to visit!

stardust said...

Thank you, Catherine, for the glimpse of the Museum. You made such artistic collages of terrific captures in an organized way, I love them all.

cieldequimper said...

I love SAM, its PNW section and I adored that robe. I didn't dare photograph it though, I thought it was forbidden.