Meet ‘In The Studio’: Hotel 1000 and Seattle Art Museum Announce 2010 Curator Series

Speaker series to offer insider’s view of upcoming SAM exhibitions, wine and hors d’oeuvres from BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR

SEATTLE – (January 2010) – Hotel 1000 and Seattle Art Museum (SAM), neighbors in downtown Seattle’s eclectic West Edge neighborhood on First Avenue between Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market, announce the continuation of the ‘In the Studio’ speaker series in 2010. Back by popular demand, the series features a presentation by SAM curators on a current or upcoming exhibition, followed by a discussion with the audience. The event takes place within the intimate setting of STUDIO 1000 at Hotel 1000, where complimentary hors d’oeuvres from BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR are served and wines by the glass are available for purchase for $3 to benefit Seattle Art Museum.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Seattle Art Museum,” said Denny Fitzpatrick, general manager, Hotel 1000. “It is such a rare treat to have access to SAM’s curators. This series welcomes guests and the public into our hotel to enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace and indulge in culture.”

The April, May and June 2010 “In the Studio” schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 21:
    Join Curatorial Research Associate for Japanese and Korean Art, Catherine Roche, as she discusses “Fleeting Beauty: Japanese Woodblock Prints.” This exhibition brings together prints from the most renowned ukiyo-e artists of the 18th and 19th centuries—including Harunobu, Utamaro, Eishi and Hiroshige—along with Hokusai’s most beloved prints, Great Wave off Kanagawa and Red Fuji. Drawn from the Mary and Allan Kollar Collection, a promised gift to the Seattle Art Museum on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary, this installation introduces the region to a remarkable collection of prints, all taken from early impressions and in excellent condition. The exhibition will be opened at SAM on Thursday, April 1 – Sunday, July 4, 2010.
  • Wednesday, May 19:
    Join the Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Michael Darling, as he discusses “Kurt.” Grunge music is arguably Seattle’s greatest cultural export of the past 20 years, and Kurt Cobain was that movement’s central figure. International in scope, the works on view in this exhibition range from straightforward portraiture to pieces that show a more subtle assimilation of Cobain’s ethos and idealism in a broad range of media. Kurt includes works from artists such as Rodney Graham, Douglas Gordon and Elizabeth Peyton. The exhibition will be opened at SAM on Thursday, May 13 – Monday, September 6, 2010.
  • Wednesday, June 9:
    Join Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Marisa C. Sánchez, as she discusses “Love, Fear, Pleasure, Lust, Pain, Glamour, Death – Andy Warhol Media Works.” Offering a focused and provocative experience of Warhol’s photography and film portraits, this exhibition includes Polaroids, photobooth strips and sewn photographs, presented alongside Warhol’s Screen Tests. The exhibition includes works that compel the public to consider the artist’s fascination with all things ephemeral, from beauty and youth to celebrity status including photographs and videos from 1960-1980 —two decades in which the artist’s work had tremendous impact on contemporary art production and culture. The exhibition will be opened at SAM on Thursday, May 13 – Monday, September 6, 2010.

The ‘In the Studio’ speaker series is free and is open to the general public. Attendees are invited to STUDIO 1000 at Hotel 1000 for a reception starting at 5 p.m. followed by a SAM curator presentation starting at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit or contact (206) 957-1000.

About Hotel 1000

Hotel 1000, open in downtown Seattle since June 26, 2006, features 120 luxury guest rooms, BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR, Spaahh and The Golf Club. At Hotel 1000, genuine, caring, personalized service enabled by leading-edge technology and intimate yet spectacular accommodations redefines the luxury experience. Hotel 1000 offers unexpected pleasures, distinctive amenities, anticipative service and a customized experience tailored to any occasion. Located at 1000 First Ave. at the corner of Madison Street, Hotel 1000 is steps away from the waterfront along Elliott Bay, and conveniently centered between Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, the business district and lively and historic Pioneer Square. For more information, please visit

Seattle-based Hotel 1000 is managed by MTM Luxury Lodging, the Northwest’s premier collection of boutique hotels. Amongst its other exquisite properties in the Northwest are Cave B Inn at SageCliffe (by the Gorge); Willows Lodge (Woodinville); and The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa (Kirkland). Other MTM luxury properties from coast-to-coast include The Liberty Hotel (Boston) and Bardessono (Napa Valley). Without exception, MTM managed hotels are among the very best in the markets they serve. For more information, please visit

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