Night of Disguise at SAM

Neo Primitive
Neo Primitivism 2, 2007–14, Brendan Fernandes (Kenya/Canada, b. 1979), 12 fiberglass animals, resin masks, dimensions variable, loan from the artist. © Brendan Fernandes, photo courtesy of the artist.

Join The Seattle Public Library’s social media team at The Seattle Art Museum for a ‘Night of Disguise‘ and have some incognito fun on Friday, June 19, from 7 to 11 p.m. Buy tickets here and use discount code twitterdisguise0619 to get $5 off.

The Library has plenty of resources to help you prepare for the exhibition! Browse our African masks and art quick picks online, place a hold on the exhibition’s companion book or explore more from SAM at the Library. Stop by the 8th floor of the Central Library to peruse some of our hand-picked, thematic reference material, leading up to the opening night.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and Twitter for more updates and live coverage of the event. Follow @iheartsam on Twitter for real-time tweets from our social media team and other guest tweeters during the party!

Chimera from the Empathic Series
Chimera from the Empathic Series, 2013, Saya Woolfalk, American, b. 1979, still from single-channel video, 4:12 minutes, © Saya Woolfalk, photo courtesy Leslie Tonkonow, Artworks + Projects, NY.

From SAM’s website:

The Seattle Art Museum is open late to kick off SAM’s newest exhibition Disguise: Masks and Global African Art with a full night —for all ages—of live performances, music, art making, and tours featuring the dynamic artists featured in this groundbreaking exhibition.

Experience Disguise in all its forms—a mask, a costume, or just a smile—as artists and community partners transform SAM. Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited!

Artists and performances include:

  • Jacolby Satterwhite
  • Brendan Fernandes
  • Saya Woolfalk
  • Wura-Natasha Ogunji
  • Emeka Ogboh
  • Alejandro Guzman
  • Jakob Dwight

— and more!

Music by DJ Riz.

Tickets required. FREE for SAM members and kids under 12. Members will have access to a special members-only lounge.


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