Join Curator David Martin virtually with your own cup of coffee as he leads an intimate group through our featured exhibitions in our Coffee with the Curator series. These discussions will cover our rotating featured shows, and will explore the personal lives and relationships of the artists behind the work.
This Coffee with the Curator will be occurring virtually via zoom. Zoom links will be sent out to all participants the week of the event. Bring your own morning beverage of choice, and enjoy an in-depth look at our rotating exhibitions!
Dreaming Forms: The Art of Leo Kenney
Leo Kenney (1925-2001) was one of the most celebrated regional artists of the mid-20th century. He achieved success at an early age with works that combine Surrealism with his own unique interpretations of Northwest iconography. He worked primarily in oil and water-based mediums such as gouache and tempera. As his career was ascending locally, he had a brief interlude in California until returning to Seattle in 1964 to great critical acclaim and with a new emphasis on geometric abstraction.$18 for non-members
Stolen Moments: The Photography of Shedrich Williames
We are pleased to present this first solo exhibitions of one of the Northwest’s most accomplished photographers. Shedrich Williames (b. 1934) was active in Portland, Oregon from the 1960s until his recent move to Chicago. He is a master printer with a discerning eye for detail and design that is evident in the representative works that comprise this extraordinary collection. His photographs reflect a personal quest to convey the inner light that animates the people, landscapes and still-life compositions inhabiting his unique vision of the world.
Gifts and Promised Gifts to the Museum’s Permanent Collection
On the occasion of Cascadia’s fifth anniversary of our founding, we have been entrusted with several important donations that are the seeds of our nascent collection.
Of special interest are a group of works by Edmonds’ own Guy Anderson (1906-1998) comprised of prime examples from the various stages of his career. Additionally, this exhibition features work by Evert Sodergren (1920-2013) and John Matsudaira(1922-2007). Evert Sodergen’s iconic “Sculptured Chair”, 1953, is a rare object of Northwest design that is included in some of the country’s finest museum collections. We are pleased to be the only art institution in Washington state to own an example of this piece. John Matsudaira’s masterpiece “Quiet Motion and Blue” was one of the featured paintings at the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962.
Some of the other regional artists might be familiar names while others reflect our mission to rescue and elevate the reputations of forgotten figures who deserve to be remembered for their high quality of their work and contributions to our visual culture.
$5 for Non-Members
Free for Members