SAM - Seattle Art Museum's Grand Opening Weekend
Well, the party was an "artful" success and SAM is open again at last! Over the weekend the Seattle Art Museum celebrated it's re-opening by throwing a 35 hour party for free to every one who showed up. I went with a friend Saturday night, but the line to get the free entry ticket was loooong with lots of Saturday Night revelers, so we went to a downtown theater to see a late night showing of "Spiderman" (umm, not very good).
My friend returned very early Sunday morning to visit SAM, and I went later at noon although first, I had to stop by my recent Buyer's new home in Madison Valley (one of Seattle's Urban Villages) to drop off their Home Book. After driving to Downtown Seattle, I walked over to Pike's Place Market to pick up some lunch on my way to the Museum. Lucky me...no line and got right on in....
WOW! The Grand Foyer was spectacular with Cai Guo-Qiang's installation: "Inopportune: Stage One"
This piece is a series of Ford Tauruses suspended above the crowd in sort of a stop-action, frame by frame of the Tauruses tumbling over and over with light beams radiating outwards from the cars. Great tension with these large, heavy metal objects dangling over the crowd...then my phone rang and my new Buyers (looking for a smaller Seattle home) were back in town and ready to see the new house that had just come on to the Seattle housing market Friday night. So off to meet my Buyers and show the house...we did write up an offer for it later that evening.
This has been a fabulous year for the Seattle Art Museum with it's first Grand Opening earlier this year of the Olympic Sculpture Park in Belltown in January. I can't wait to return and check out the new and larger SAM!