Through rare and original photography the traveling Smithsonian exhibit reveals how the spacesuit enables astronauts to live and work in space.
Take a journey through nearly a century of spacesuit design and development. Observe stunning details of spacesuits through images taken by National Air and Space Museum staff photographer Mark Avino, and be amazed at the x-rays showing never-before-seen interior construction. Get up close and personal with objects and artifacts, and take a photograph of yourself "wearing" an Apollo suit.
Animals occupy a paradoxical place in the world: they are everywhere, yet hidden. This course explores the histories, politics, and cultural dynamics of how humans see and do not see animals in the world. Bringing expertise from wildlife sciences, animal welfare, geography, anthropology, literature and political science, a distinguished set of speakers will explore human-animal connections in a range of global and historical contexts, including Renaissance France, contemporary Peru, and urban and rural spaces in the United States.
You'll help the Northwest's weirdest fictional village come to life. Based on audience suggestions, the colorful residents will live out their lives in an original, unscripted chapter of the town's epic struggle of good vs. evil.
There will be plenty of mystery, intrigue and laughter. You never know what you'll find in this quaint, quirky, secretly sinister lumber town.
The famed London Explorers Club of 1879 is in turmoil - a woman has been nominated for membership! Yes, this audacious dame is brazenly brilliant and has discovered a mythical city, but such an unprecedented female member could destroy the balance of the entire British Empire. Prepare yourself for untamed comedy as these wacky scientists explore new territory.
Handel takes you on a witty and sensuous journey to paradise in this playful Seattle Opera premiere. An ambitious girl-next-door is transported to the realm of the "beautiful people" in an elegant, all-new production starring Stephanie Blythe as the queen of the gods. A sparkling charmer.
In his description of the tenets of conceptual art, Sol LeWitt famously wrote in 1967 that "the idea is the machine that makes the work of art." His wall drawings particularly adhere to this concept as ephemeral works that exist only as a set of instructions for others to carry out, privileging the artist's original idea over the act of creation. LeWitt often likened himself to a composer, and his wall drawings to musical scores: they are realized by others without the author's presence or hand, are dependent upon and contextualized by the place in which they are made, and can be 'performed' any number of times.
This moving portrait chronicles the 30-year friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, two of America's most celebrated 20th-century poets. Performed in the Leo K Theatre.
When protagonist Ray Midge follows the trail of his missing wife, her lover - and most importantly his blue Torino - he's besieged by tropical storms, scammers, and hippies as he makes his way on a wild ride from Arkansas to Belize. From the writer of True Grit, this comic road-trip adventure has been called Portis's real masterpiece.
An exciting yarn of piracy on the high seas; a classic tale of good and evil, filled with plenty of suspense, action and adventure. Featuring the legendary pirate Long John Silver and young Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who holds a secret treasure map that every bloodthirsty pirate seeks.
Join them for an evening of sex jokes, neurotic relationships, and witty banter completely improvised. All entirely influenced by the works and life of Woody Allen. Inspired by Allen and over five decades of brilliant film making: Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters, Midnight in Paris...and more. Woody Allen is known for portraying a nervous, nebbishy New Yorker in his many movies, and for being one in real life.
Based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin(1939) by Christopher Isherwood, this adapted version of Cabaret is set in 2079 Berlintown as a neo-Nazi party rises out of World War III. The story takes place at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, a final stop for entertainment, sin, and pleasure after the apocalypse. Revolving around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw, the story speculates how history could repeat itself if we aren't careful enough to pay attention.
Ghost Light Theatricals' Battle of the Bards VIII winner presented in full. A new adaptation of two of Nikolai Gogol's most famous short stories (The Nose and The Overcoat) drops you into his vision of St Petersburg: a city in which a man on the brink of gaining everything he ever thought he wanted wakes up with a most personal possession missing; a city in which saving for a new coat transforms the life (and afterlife) of a humble clerk; a city of pigeons and ghosts, strange summers and brutal winters, and the oddest extremities of human experience. Welcome to A Gogolplex.
Every weekend, Unexpected Productions' presents its ongoing production of Theatresports, the longest running show in Seattle. Relying on years of experience, wicked-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of experienced actors standoff against each other, in a fiercely competitive improv match. Theatresports is performed every Friday and Saturday.
Erik Desmazieres (b. 1948) and Philippe Mohlitz (b. 1941) are widely recognized as two of the most accomplished living intaglio artists. Both are known for their stunning technique and fantastique imagery. They share similarities in their use of other-worldly spaces and captivating details, yet the essence of the microcosms they depict are very different. Desmazieres' large, nearly empty grand landscapes are comprised of complex architecture and impossible perspectives. The figures which haunt these spaces are poised and dignified, often dressed in coats with tails - they function as decorative accoutrements or tools of scale.
Frank and Emma are Wisconsin dairy farmers who live a quiet respectable life until they agree to put up Frank's old friend, a scientist on the run from a secret government project involving plutonium. The play is a surreal allegory--darkly comic--and a thrilling theatrical ride that explores the high cost of complacent political conformity.
A jazzy musical comedy filled with brilliant music, colorful characters, excitement and intrigue. Stine, an ambitious Hollywood screenwriter, has put everything on the line to meet the demands of Buddy, the film's producer. As Stine writes his script, its events unfold onstage. Private eye Stone, the star of Stine's screenplay, searches for the missing stepdaughter of the stunning Alaura Kingsley and finds himself on a chase through the underworld of 1940s Los Angeles.
Sam Shepard takes us on a farcical, brilliantly provocative ride that both entertains and provokes questions about forced patriotic conformity and the fragility of democracy: Frank and Emma are Wisconsin dairy farmers who live a quiet respectable life until they agree to put up Frank's old friend, a scientist on the run from a secret government project involving plutonium.
Director, Joanna Goff Sunde, leads a brilliant cast, including Maureen Miko (Stone Soup's Artistic Director), Gianni Truzzi, Keith Dahlgren, and Edwin Scheibner.
Peek inside a room where confidentiality is the rule, conflict resolution is the goal, and comedy is in ample supply. Set in the strange and manic world of men's group therapy, this new play explores the many ways it takes to make it through difficult times.
Join in for a private garden tour before they open to the public, and a Q&A with the Chihuly Garden and Glass gardening team.
For this special session on;y, photographers of all levels can bring tripods and take advantage of unobstructed views of the installations.
Using the 250th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment at fodder, artist Anastacia Tolbert has transformed our PACCAR Gallery into an immersive histio-artistic experience. Tolbert provides her artistic interpretation and a multitude of thoroughfares through which visitors can exchange with the exhibit information about to the impact of the 13th Amendment.
Reception Saturday, January 24,6–8pm.
Kurios immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination? Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is an ingenious blend of unusual curiosity acts and stunning acrobatic prowess from Cirque du Soleil.
Around since the early 20th century, Geometric Abstraction numbered Malevich and Kandinsky among its foremost early proponents with Mondrian, Hofmann, and Albers coming some decades later. Initially art theorists of the time described the movement as a rejection of the illusionism of Western Art: the artists acknowledging and emphasizing the two-dimensionality of paintings (paintings are after all, flat) while denying the three-dimensional illusion.
A juried exhibition occurring every two years which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists and craftsmen, emphasizing current and new work. For each edition of the Biennial, the Museum designates a new focus of exploration, be it a specific medium, technique, process, or theme in art, craft, and design. This year BAM celebrates the long standing connection of wood to the Pacific Northwest. From First Nations' art to the logging industry, along with present concerns for creative sustainability, wood holds a special significance to the region.
MadArt Space welcomes the newest sculpture by local artist John Grade. After spending several weeks on site in the woods of North Bend, John transported plaster molds of a live 140 year-old Hemlock tree into the new large-scale artists' studio at 325 Westlake for further transformation. The intricate wood structure being built around the casts is made from salvaged old-growth cedar bonded with waterproof glue.
The finished piece will be displayed at MadArt Space from January 25 through April 4th, 2015, before traveling to art fairs and museums, including the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. After the sculpture has been exhibited it will be placed at the foot of the tree from which it was cast, gradually mossing over and degrading into the forest floor.