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History Café: Decoding Art in Seattle’s Public Spaces

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Walk down any Seattle street, turn the corner, and you’re likely to discover art enhancing the city’s parks, plazas, and waterfront piers. From cedar totem poles to high-tech video installations, the downtown area alone has more than 350 works of art for all to enjoy.

How did Seattle amass such a vast collection? What does it tell us about our city?

Join Jim Rupp, author of Art in Seattle’s Public Spaces: From SoDo to South Lake Union, as he weaves through over 100 years of urban art collecting.

For disability accommodations, please contact two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI, South Lake Café

Cost: Free


For one day only, the Hockey Hall of Fame will be at MOHAI showcasing historic items from the Seattle Metropolitans, 1917 Stanley Cup Champions. All hockey fans are welcome to visit the museum this Free First Thursday from 10 am—5 pm.

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