“Seattle as Collector: Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40” at the Seattle Art Museum

Throughout the public galleries on the main floor of the Seattle Art Museum are works by 112 Northwest artists. And all of them belong to the people of Seattle, part of the 2,800 portable works in the collection of the Office of Cultural Affairs.

This rich sampling includes paintings, prints, photographs, glass, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, and videos. Because they are in SAM’s public galleries, there is no admission fee to view them.

Included are artists from four decades. George Tsutakawa, Guy Anderson, Alden Mason, William Cumming, Gaylen Hansen, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Dale Chihuly, Ginny Ruffner, Preston Singletary, and so many more, all the greats are here. It’s an overwhelming artistic treasure proving the wisdom of our civic leaders who have kept the collection growing for almost half a century.

See my full Article in The Seattle Times NWTicket section of May 27. And don’t miss the show.

Through Oct. 23 at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. For information 206 684-7171 or www.seattle.gov/arts.

 

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