Tuesday, March 8 • 2:30pm - 5:00pm
The Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park

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Join Carrie Dedon, from SAM's Modern & Contemporary Art Department, on this thought-provoking exploration of the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park.

The award-winning Olympic Sculpture Park is downtown Seattle's largest green space. As a former industrial site, the sculpture park's nine acres have undergone extensive restoration, achieving a range of environmental goals, including: brownfield redevelopment, creation of a Chinook salmon habitat and a pocket beach, extensive use of native plantings, and the capture and use of on-site rainwater.

 The lead designers on the project, Weiss/Manfredi Architects, created a distinct 2,200-foot Z-shaped path that zigzags from the park's pavilion to the water's edge, providing stunning views of the Olympic Mountain Range. The park includes a sculpture collection that features major works by influential artists from the past half-century up to the present day, including: Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Serra, David Smith, Louise Nevelson, and, the newest monumental work, Echo, by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa.

Maximum Participants: 20

Fee: $10

Accessibility: Walking (slight incline), standing, maneuvering city streets, getting on and off monorail.

Transportation:  Public bus and walking. Meet your tour wrangler around the North Tower escalators on the Westin's Lobby Level before the 2:30 PM departure. 

Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Attendees (9)