Patterson Sims on 'Anxious Objects' (ART TALK) Before even-keeled Michael Darling, before
take-charge Lisa Corrin, before academic Trevor Fairbrother, there was
Patterson Sims, the notoriously charming Seattle Art Museum
curator who could always get a collector on the phone and an artwork
in the museum's vault. Now he's directing the Montclair Museum of
Art in New Jersey, where he put together Anxious Objects: Willie
Cole's Favorite Brands. The Newark artist's mashups of African,
modern, and consumer stuff are visiting the Frye, and Sims is back
for a one-night stand. (Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250. 7
pm, free.) JEN GRAVES
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'Mr. Hulot's Holiday' (FILM) The great French physical comedian and filmmaker
Jacques Tati (best known for Playtime, which will
screen later in August) first introduced his unforgettable character
Monsieur Hulot in this 1953 film. Fans of Lloyd, Chaplin,
Keaton--even dumb Mr. Bean, goddammit--should not miss this tale of
Hulot at the beach, fucking up everything for everyone and emerging
unscathed and lovable in the end. (Northwest Film
Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 267-5380. 7,
9:15 pm, $5-$8.50. Series continues through Aug
16.) ANNIE WAGNER
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