New Burke

Yesterday, Sunday, January 19, I joined Urban Sketchers Seattle at the newly re-opened Burke Museum. The old museum had been torn down and in it’s place was this 3 story, massive building.

Since I wasn’t sure when I might be back, I spent a good deal of time looking through the exhibits. It’s almost overwhelming. A new feature of this museum is the glass that gives visitors the ability to watch staff as they work on the artifacts. I was particularly amused by this sign: “T Rex pelvis (we hope)”!

At end we were quite a large group.

As I spent most of my time wandering, I only did one sketch. Though there was no information about this specific canoe, all the types of paddles were identified. Since only pencil was allowed in the gallery, once I finished the pencil sketch I moved to the Off the Rez cafe to continue working on my sketch with pen and watercolor. I tried some fry bread.


More photos here


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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