Seattle, Washington
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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
708 2015

Address

1300 First Ave.
Seattle, WA

Contact

206/654-3100

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle, Washington
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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 2015

Address

1300 First Ave.
Seattle, WA

Contact

206/654-3100