Best Museum Exhibits To See This Fall In Seattle

September 17, 2012 6:00 AM


Seattle has the distinct dispensation of being able to entice talented artists. Many artistic tributes are homegrown for a specific Seattle venue, while others come from abroad and only ever pass through the States on occasion. Whether it is traditional canvas art and sculpture, photography, archaeology or pop culture, there seems to be a little bit of something for everyone.
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Mummy Arm, Jenny Heishman (credit:

“Jenny Heishman: 2011 Betty Bowen Award Winner”
Seattle Art Museum Downtown
1300 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 654-3100

Dates: Now through October 1, 2012

Jenny Heishman is the 2011 winner of the Betty Bowen Award due to her unique outlook and implementation of everyday, household items.  She seems to magically blend the mundane into something beautiful by focusing on rough fissures, cracks and incompleteness, thus accentuating the “broken patterns, faux surfaces and optical illusions” of the piece. Heishman’s exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum began last October and will only be available through October 1st, so get there soon to check it out.

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(credit: Photography by Timothy Brooks)

“2012 International Conservation Photography Awards”
Burke Museum
University of Washington
17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 543-5590

Dates: Now through November 25, 2012

Founded by renowned photographer, Art Wolfe, the International Conservation Photography Award will once again be presented by University of Washington’s Burke Museum.  All in all, 75 award-winning photographs taken from across the globe will be on display, so drop on by because the show wraps up November 25th, 2012 and you don’t want to miss out.

Related: Best Places For Glass Art In Seattle

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“Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs”
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-2001

Dates: Now through January 6, 2013

Perhaps the coup de grace of museum showings this fall, the King Tutankhamun traveling exhibit hit the Pacific Science Center last May and will continue through this fall and early winter, finally wrapping up January 6th, 2013. Over 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb will be on display along with a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh. Supposedly, this will be the last time that King Tutankhamun’s exhibit will be in North America, so make this a must-see for your fall vacation. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Related: Guide to Puget Sound Art Museums

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“Hear My Train a Comin’: Hendrix Hits London”
EMP Museum
325 5th Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 770-2700

Dates: November 17, 2012 through 2013

This year would have marked Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday, so in homage to perhaps Seattle’s best guitarist and musician, the EMP Museum is hosting a tribute to Hendrix’s time in London. On special loan from the Mitch Mitchell estate will be some rare artifacts directly representative of the famous Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer himself. The exhibit will begin November 17th of 2012, and be ongoing throughout the following year to also commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival and the now famous record “Purple Haze.”

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“In Ruin: Architectural Photographs from the Permanent Collection”
Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave. NE and NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-2280

Dates: Now through September 30, 2012

The ability to transform the ruin and decay of man-made structures into beautiful photographs is a difficult but worthwhile endeavor. Beginning last June and wrapping up on September 30th, 2012, the Henry Art Gallery of the University of Washington is hosting an exhibit dubbed “In Ruin: Architectural Photographs from the Permanent Collection.” This will display gorgeous and skillfully taken photographs depicting ruined buildings from a myriad of photographers dating all the way back to the 1860s. If photography is up your alley and you are looking for an exhibit to check out this fall, “In Ruin” at the Henry Art Gallery is a must.

Anthony Schultz resides within the historic Brownes Addition of Spokane, WA. In his off time, Anthony enjoys copious amounts of reading, pages upon pages of scribbles, which he dubs his writings, and absorbing as much pop culture as humanly possible. His best days end with discussion with his longtime girlfriend, a book in hand, and an obese black and tan Dachshund (by the name of Norman) at his feet. His work can be found at

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