The Seattle Art Museum recently unveiled a 70-foot-long exterior exhibit called Mirror, a massive LED screen with images that
change based on weather conditions, traffic, and pedestrian movement. Digital sensors provide the data, which might trigger,
say, a video of a sailboat on Lake Union on a quiet day, or a fiery sunset during rush hour. The landmark work from multimedia
artist Doug Aitken is permanently affixed to SAM’s second story for all to see--but, for the price of a massage, you can get
a head-on view from the Four Seasons spa across the street. Of course, the installation is but one of many noteworthy works
in the museum's well-curated galleries.
Last Reviewed July 2013