This app contains an audio/visual tour for the exhibit, "Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse," on view at the Seattle Art Museum. This tour app will be available through February 16, 2014, when the exhibit will close at the Seattle Art Museum and move to the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. More information about the exhibit:In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, NY, SAM is proud to organize the first major U.S. exhibition of the Haida artist, Robert Davidson.Robert Davidson has been a pivotal figure in the Northwest Coast Native art renaissance since 1969, when he erected the first totem pole in his ancestral Massett village since the 1880s. For over 40 years he has mastered Haida art traditions by studying the great works of his great-grandfather Charles Edenshaw and others. More recently, Davidson has interjected his own interpretation of the old forms with forays into abstraction, explored in boldly minimalistic easel paintings, graphic works and sculpture, where images are pared to essential lines, elemental shapes and strong colors.The exhibition will feature 45 paintings, sculptures and prints created since 2005, as well as key images from earlier in his career that show Davidsons evolution toward an elemental language of form. The tour examines 12 important pieces through the words of the artist himself.The exhibition is organized by SAM curator Barbara Brotherton and will be on view November 16, 2013 to February 16, 2014. It will travel to the National Museum of the American Indians George Gustav Heye Center in New York City for a 2014 viewing. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.This app was created working with the Indianapolis Museum of Art using the free and open-source tools TourML & TAP. This project continues important work within the museum community to create mobile standards and open-source tools.