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Sculpture in Public: Part I,
Sculpture Parks and Gardens

October 15 – 17, 2007
Seattle, Washington

Funding provided in part by:
Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, Johnson Art and Education Foundation, Seattle Art Museum, Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle, Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Museum of Glass, Chateau St. Michelle Winery, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Chihuly Studio, Cornish College of the Arts, William Traver Gallery, R E Welch Gallery, Henry Art Gallery, Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Western Washington University, West Edge Sculpture Exhibition (WESE), Pike Pub & Brewery, City of Kent, Marenakos Rock Center- Seattle Stonearium, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Things to do on your own:


Seattle Asian Art Museum:
1400 East Prospect Street
Volunteer Park
Seattle, WA 98112–3303

This historic art deco building originally housed the Seattle Art Museum’s entire
collection, from 1933 to 1991. After building an additional museum downtown,
SAM devoted its beloved Volunteer Park museum to the museum’s world renowned collection of Asian art. The Seattle Asian Art Museum strives to
exhibit Asian art from across cultures and across time, including highlights from
contemporary artists working in Asia today.

University of Washington Campus Sculpture Collection and Henry Gallery:
See Seattle’s “Other Sculpture Park” – the University of Washington Campus. The University’s significant sculpture collection includes works by Robert Irwin, Joseph McDonnell, Martin Puryear, and Barnett Newman. The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington is Seattle’s oldest art museum. October exhibitions include: Viewfinder, drawn mostly from the permanent collection, this exhibition marks the Henry’s 80th anniversary year by highlighting major works acquired or commissioned in the decade since the museum expanded; An-My Lê: Small Wars is comprised of two photographic series that explore the military conflicts that have framed the last half-century of American history: the war in Vietnam and the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the Henry’s permanent James Turrell’s Sky Space, Light Reign.

Admission is free to conference attendees October 13-18 with your conference badge

The Henry Art Gallery is located on the Western edge of the University of Washington campus at 15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street. Public transportation to the Henry and the UW is available on over 20 bus routes, including express routes 71, 72, and 73 from downtown Seattle, or by cab.

Western Washington University Outdoor Sculpture Collection and Western Gallery:
Considered one of the ten acclaimed university collections in the Unites States WWU campus is a must-see when visiting the Seattle area. With works spanning the last half of the 20th Century you will see pieces by artists such as Caro, Maki, Serra, Noguchi, di Suvero, and Abakanowicz to name just a few. This is a 90 minute one-way drive from Seattle. For directions or more information please visit their website at:

Seattle Central Library:
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Designed by Dutch architect, Rem Koohass, opened in May 2004 this public library is home to an art collection worth seeing. On this docent led tour you will see pieces site specific pieces by Gary Hill, Ann Hamilton, and Tony Oursler as well as George Legrady, Mandy Greer, Lynn Yamamoto and George Tsutakawa. Tours (tour link) are available to the public on a sign up basis for more information visit the The Seattle Public Library website (general link). Be sure to go to the 4th floor and see the “red rooms”! Click here for Tours

Museum of Glass (MOG)
1801 Dock St.
Tacoma , WA 98402

Located on the picturesque Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma’s Museum District, this museum featuring glass pieces is a must see. During the conference dates MOG's exhibition Mining Glass, which features installation and sculptural works of artists such as Wim Delvoye, Teresita Fernández, Maya Lin, and Kiki Smith, will be on display.   Also on display, Contrasts: A Glass Primer which is designed as a compelling introduction to the medium of glass for visitors who may be entering a museum for the first time. On display outside you will see conference presenter Buster Simpson’s piece, Incidence.  When visiting be sure to take a walk over the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to see what else quaint Tacoma has to offer.

Tacoma Art Museum
1707 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Art Museum opened their new facility in May 2003, twice the size of its previous home, allowing the museum to expand on its vision and mission. The Antoine Predock-designed building, located in the heart of Tacoma’s Cultural District, features flexible exhibition space in a series of galleries that wrap around an open-air interior stone garden. The galleries showcase Tacoma Art Museum’s permanent collection; American, European and Asian art; and traveling national and international exhibitions. The interior reflects the museum’s spirit, from the emphasis on education spaces that are designed to make art accessible to the framed views of Mt. Rainier.

Frye Art Museum:
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle on First Hill above downtown Seattle
(206) 622-9250

The Charles and Emma Frye Galleries display a rotating selection from the Charles and Emma Frye Collection consisting of 19th- and 20th-century German, French and American paintings. Admission is free.

The exhibition on display during the conference, Reinventing Books in Contempoary Chinese Art, relates to Contemporary artists working in Asia today.

West Edge Sculpture Exhibition (WESE)
During this year’s 3rd annual outdoor sculpture exhibit, over 25 sculptures will be installed from 3rd Avenue, around Benaroya Hall, on the outdoor landings of the newly renovated Seattle Art Museum and down the Harbor Steps to Western Avenue on the waterfront. Our mission is to involve the community in an interactive and personal relationship with art and artists. The public is free to touch and stroke the sculptures, and usually have their pictures taken with their favorites. WESI is the perfect complement to the magnificent sculptures on display at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Gritty and urban, tactile and engaging, emerging and established artists, community involvement at the small merchant level as well as the major sponsor level, WESI showcases a growing and vibrant sculpture community we would like to show to the world.

Public Art Walking Tours
Take a Walk on the Cultural Side with a self guided walking tour. With over more than 400 permanently sited and integrated works and 2,800 portable pieces of public art to see around Seattle this is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Westcott Bay Sculpture Park
Located at Roche Harbor on San Juan Island visitors will discover more than 100 works of art exhibited at this 19 acre site known as the Westcott Bay Sculpture Park.
Accessible by either ferry or float plane a visit to this island is like a step back in time and a peaceful way to spend a day while in the Seattle area. The quickest access from Seattle (and very scenic) is via float plane, contact Kenmore Air  at (866) 435.9524.  Kenmore Air will offer conference attendees a discounted conference rate of $160/pp. For information on getting to San Juan Island by ferry (via Anacortes) please visit the Washington Ferry website or the Victoria Clipper site.   For more information about Westcott Bay Sculpture Park, please visit or contact park director Kay Kammerzell at (360)370-5050, or

Cloudstone Sculpture Park
Sculpture Park, on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington state, is a visually intriguing feast of primal totemic art that anyone will want to visit. The vision of one man, Henry D. Nelson, to create site specific earth sculptures that address today's environmental issues, is far reaching. The successful integration into the park of over fifty of his carved granite, cast iron and bronze sculptures serves for a very inspiring experience. Open daily before Monday October 15, 2007 and by appointment after Wednesday, October 17. For directions contact the artist at, or call 360-331-3913 evenings.

Marenakos Rock Center invites conference attendees for an Extended Sunday Brunch, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm. Open to gallery visitors and friends of the ISC.
Marenakos Rock Center is located at:
3220 1st Ave. S. suite #500
Seattle, WA


Benaroya Hall
(On Third between Seneca and University)
Music lovers will get a treat at this city’s acclaimed Symphony Hall. For show schedule and tickets visit the website

Chateau St. Michelle Winery:
Located 30 minutes from downtown Seattle, Washington state's oldest and most acclaimed winery offers award-winning wines and a tasting experience second to none at our chateau and historic grounds near Seattle. The winery combines Old World winemaking tradition with New World innovation. Be sure to stop by the wineries Glass Art Gallery!

Experience Music Project:
Seattle Center,
325 5th Avenue North

A one-of-a-kind music museum combining interactive and interpretive exhibits to tell the story of the creative, innovative and rebellious expression that defines American popular music. Featuring a world-class collection of artifacts, unique architecture by Frank O. Gehry, state-of-the-art technology, and exciting interactive presentations, EMP will encourage visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience the power and joy of music in its many forms.

Pike Place Market
Between First Ave. and Western, from Pike to Virginia streets

Born in 1907, Seattle's Pike Place Market is the granddaddy of farmers' markets. Today, it's a major tourist attraction with 200 businesses operating year-round, 190 craftspeople and 120 farmer booths - plus street performers and musicians. Flowers by the bucketful, flying fish, fresh pastries and fruit, handmade cheeses, local honey, wine, an assortment of restaurants, import goods, antiques, collectibles and lots of surprises are around every corner.

Space Needle
Seattle Center, 400 Broad St.; 206.905.2100

See Seattle from the 520 feet above the city. Built for the 1962 World's Fair the observation deck of the Space Needle is a must-stop for first time visitors. Enjoy a meal at SkyCity, the restaurant at the top that revolves 360° while you dine. For hours and ticket information visit their website: