Needless to say, we were delighted to discover upon walking in the gate that we had stumbled upon a free museum day! SAM brings in extra programming for this event on the last Sunday of each month. In addition to the regular exhibits there was live music, live art, an art/storytelling craft for kids, an adult art class, and a hands-on art activity for the grown-ups (pics below).
The museum features travelling, semi-permanent and site-specific exhibits. We explored "Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott" (on display through October) and "Unraveling" (sculptural baskets on display through September). We also did an abbreviated walk through "Charles McGil: In the Rough." Unfortunately we didn't realize there was also an outdoor sculpture gallery! But no worry - we found an even more immersive experience.