From Chuck Close photographs to Art Deco glass, here’s what you shouldn’t miss.

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This month, local museums and galleries are presenting major retrospectives of established artists (Chuck Close) or artistic movements (European Art Deco glassmakers), as well as surveys of artists in midcareer (Kara Walter, Amir Zaki). We also take note of Seattle art galleries on the move.

“Chuck Close: Photographs”: Anyone who caught “Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration” at Everett’s Schack Art Center this summer will want to investigate this companion exhibit of his photographs at Seattle’s Henry Art Gallery. It’s billed as “the first comprehensive survey” of Close’s photographic work, and it features more than 90 images ranging from huge composite Polaroids to small-scale daguerreotypes. There will also be “key paintings, works on paper, and tapestry related to the photographs” on hand from local collections to provide some context.

Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 5-April 2, 2017. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; $6-$10 (206-543-2280 or Free lecture by curator Terrie Sultan, 1 p.m., Nov. 5.

“Winter Gymnastics”: On Nov. 16, Gibson Gallery reopens in its new Lower Queen Anne location in the same building as On the Boards, with a group show featuring photographers Julie Blackmon, Eirik Johnson, Michael Kenna and others (11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 16-Dec. 30). Other galleries on the move: Harris Harvey Gallery (formerly Lisa Harris Gallery) is now at 1915 First Ave., Seattle (206-443-3315 or and has Richard Morhous’ “Digital Canvas” on show, featuring drawings created on an iPad (11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Nov. 3-26). Patricia Rovzar Gallery moved to 1111 First Ave., Seattle, this summer and hosts Patrick LoCicero’s “Anthropomorphic Portraits,” oils on canvas with collage that depict birds whose plumage sometimes includes human figures or artifacts (11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Nov. 3-27; 206 223-0273 or

“Amir Zaki: Survey 1999-2015”: A retrospective of a fascinating Southern California photographer’s work that cunningly confounds the rules of perspective and subverts your sense of spatial logic. (Full review coming next week.)

Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Nov. 19. James Harris Gallery, 604 Second Ave., Seattle (206-903-6220 or

“Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen Collection”: Tacoma’s Museum of Glass displays more than 200 pieces from the collection of Seattle-based artist David Huchthausen. These Art Deco glass pieces are from the early-20th-century studios of René Lalique, Daum Frères, Pierre d’Avesn, Charles Schneider, Muller Frères, Marius-Ernest Sabino, Steuben Glass Works and others.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through September 2017. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma; $5-$15 (866-468-7386 or


“Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power”: Now in its final month, this retrospective of the African-American artist’s career is a must-see. Deploying silhouette technique to stinging, provocative purpose, Walker probes and lampoons charged racial stereotypes and legacies. The design and dynamism of her prints and photographs are always sharp — and always telling.

Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. first Fridays, through Nov. 27, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425-519-0770 or