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December, 2017
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Spend an Evening at MOHAI With Seattle On The Spot Exhibit Curators On December 5

December 1, 2017

Telling the Story of Al Smith: An Evening with the Curators

Dec. 5, 7 pm

WHAT: Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is pleased to welcome Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith exhibit curators for an engaging conversation about the development of this important exhibit, and its impact on the city. Howard Giske, MOHAI’s Curator of Photography and a long-time friend of Al Smith, initiated the conceptual framework for this groundbreaking exhibition, and led the entire project, to which fellow curators contributed.

WHEN: Dec. 5, 7 pm

WHERE: MOHAI 860 Terry Ave N., Seattle

DETAILS: Join Seattle Arts Commission Chair Vivian Phillips as she hosts a conversation with curators Howard Giske, Al “Butch” Smith Jr., independent historian and Al Smith’s son; Paul de Barros, jazz columnist for the Seattle Times, regular contributor to Downbeat magazine, and founder of Seattle arts organization Earshot Jazz; and Quin’Nita Cobbins, historian, content editor and contributor to Gain insights into the life and legacy of Al Smith and the development of MOHAI’s special exhibit Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith.

As a special treat, the Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith companion book will be available for purchase at the MOHAI Store during this event.

Up-to-date information about Telling the Story of Al Smith: An Evening with the Curators can be found at, on Facebook, or by calling (206) 324-1126, ext. 126. Be sure to tag us (#SPOTONMOHAI) on Twitter and Instagram.

HOW: $5 for MOHAI members / $10 general public


MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington; the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs.  For more information about MOHAI, please visit, or call (206) 324-1126. Facebook: Twitter: @MOHAI.

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