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December 16, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Chat rewind: Books to give, books to love

A selection of covers from the Seattle Times list of the best books of 2014. (Seattle Times mashup) In a panic for a holiday gift? Bookstore gift card burning a hole in your pocket? We have you covered. Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn and the Elliott Bay  Book Co.’s Karen Maeda Allman got together for…


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September 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM

SAM acquires Raphaelle Peale still life for undisclosed sum

Raphaelle Peale's "Still Life with Strawberries and Ostrich Egg Cup," recently acquired by SAM. (Photo by Elizabeth Mann)

Raphaelle Peale’s “Still Life with Strawberries and Ostrich Egg Cup,” recently acquired by SAM. (Photo by Elizabeth Mann)

By Michael Upchurch/Seattle Times arts writer

The Seattle Art Museum has purchased an 1814 painting by Raphaelle Peale, “Still Life with Strawberries and Ostrich Egg Cup,” from the Roy Nutt Family Trust, for an undisclosed sum.

Peale (1774-1825) was the son of artist-naturalist Charles Willson Peale and the brother of portraitist Rembrandt Peale. His painting portrays an eclectic array of objects from his father’s collection, including “a silver mounted ostrich egg from Africa, a Chinese export porcelain pitcher, a celadon bowl, a finely crafted silver spoon, and a gathering of strawberries cultivated on the family’s experimental farm.”


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March 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

3-Minute Masterpiece winners part of SIFF opening weekend

By Shirley Qiu / Seattle Times staff reporter Spiders, private eyes and the undead all prowl through this year’s batch of winners from the 3-Minute Masterpiece digital film contest. The annual competition, copresented by The Seattle Times and Seattle International Film Festival, solicits movies of three minutes or less from readers. This year, we received dozens of…


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