Sunday, June 18, 2006

Outdoor sculpture collection tour

On May 20, 2006, the Seattle Art Museum's Contemporary Art Council organized a motor coach tour to Western Washington University, in Bellingham, in order to visit its outstanding Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Thirty-one people made the trip. The collection walking tour was led by Sarah Clark-Langager, Outdoor Sculpture Collection curator and director of the university's Western Gallery since 1988.

Sarah Clark-Langager and group in front of Nancy Holt's "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings":

Sarah's knowledge, enthusiasm and insider stories more than made up for a day that started cooler and damper than expected. For more on the collection, check out her book, Sculpture in Place.

Detail of Richard Serra's "Wright's Triangle":

Alice Aycock work in lower left of image:

Detail from Tom Otterness's "Feats of Strength":

After the walking tour, the group shared a meal at the highly-recommended Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant in downtown Bellingham.

With a little extra time on the clock, we closed out the day with a quick, unplanned stop by Bellingham's Whatcom Museum of History and Art for the "Contrasting Objectives: Fifteen Pacific Northwest Photographers" exhibition, before returning to Seattle.

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