Sneak Preview of SAM's new exhibit: MIRROR

First and Union may be the brightest spot downtown thanks to a new permanent exhibit adorning the northwest corner of the Seattle Art Museum. 

For MIRROR, artist Doug Aitken took hundreds of hours of footage from all around  the Northwest, then programmed giant screens to play different video depending on different inputs, such as the weather and traffic.

Especially at night, MIRROR is stunning. The large monitors are topped with ribbon thin screens that draw your eye upwards into the night. It's nearly impossible to not stop and be transfixed. The piece will be unveiled Sunday, March 24th. First Avenue will be shut down and the Seattle Symphony will perform a piece choreographed with the first video. The event is sold out.

MIRROR was commissioned by the late philanthropist Bagley Wright.