As part of the franchise’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, this exhibit examines how Star Trek has inspired people to imagine, explore and create. It will feature more than 100 rare artifacts, set pieces and props from the TV series, spinoffs and films, exploring the franchise’s significant impact on culture, society, arts, sports, technology and fashion.
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Painter Chuck Close may be one of the most important figures in today’s art world. His process has always begun with the photograph, but what has been less explored are the ways in which he has engaged the medium of photography itself. This survey is the first to focus on his photographic works, presenting images from the early 1960s to the present that range from straightforward black-and-white portraits to monumentally scaled, composite Polaroids to the intimately scaled daguerreotypes.
In sculpture and fabric, Juventino tackles cultural appropriation and racism.
Next to Chuck Close, Knutson is the most respected artist from Everett who went to grad school at Yale (where he studied with Close, prior to teaching at Swarthmore and Reed). His shimmering geometric lattices mess with the picture plane, and your brain. Since 2006, when critic Regina Hackett called him “the best West Coast painter who’s nearly unknown,” his $10,000 paintings have become better known.
Woody Guthrie look-alike and sound-alike David Lutken uses anthems (“This Land Is Your Land,” “The Ballad of Tom Joad”) to tell the colorful story of the folk hero who came to the Columbia River in 1941 and wrote 26 songs about “the misty, crystal glitter of that wild and windward spray” at Grand Coulee Dam.
In an act of political and artistic resistance, 10 soldiers commit to memorizing a Shakespeare sonnet in real time, with a little help from writer Ray Bradbury, literary critic George Steiner, and novelist and poet Boris Pasternak.
Watch performers walk the improvisational tightrope as they create edible baked confectionary goods onstage in a performance inspired by PBS’s The Great British Baking Show. The results will be savored by the judges and some lucky audience members.
Since his dad’s death when Schneider was 16, he has been turning his childhood home into a weird, increasingly scary labyrinth he calls “Dead House.” Follow him and his camera on a tour of his deepening nightmare, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale
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