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‘Gauguin & Polynesia’ tickets on sale Tuesday

(Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times) Tickets are likely to go fast for the Seattle Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Gauguin & Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise” (Feb. 9-April 29). So you may want to stay up past midnight on Halloween to be one of the first customers online when tickets go on sale at in the early hours of Nov. 1. (Remember, SAM downtown and Seattle Asian Art Museum are closed Tuesdays, so early birds will have to purchase via that website.)

The show, which highlights the connections between traditional sculptures of Polynesia and Gauguin’s paintings, drawings and sculptures, was organized by Art Centre Basel and is making its final stop — and the only U.S. stop — in Seattle. The exhibit is now at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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