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October 2, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Seattle Art Museum acquires major artworks: The Wright Collection

 

Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Picture), 1993 Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum Oil on canvas 94 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (240 x 240cm)

Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Picture), 1993
Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright
Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary
of the Seattle Art Museum
Oil on canvas
94 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (240 x 240cm)

 

 

Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch reports:

For more than half a century, the art collection of Bagley and Virginia Wright has been one of the privately held – though frequently shared – treasures of the Pacific Northwest. Now the collection is going public with the gift of the Wright Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art to the Seattle Art Museum.

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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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September 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Ralph Pugay is the 2014 Bowen Award winner

Portland-based painter Ralph Pugay is the winner of the 2014 Betty Bowen Award, the Seattle Art Museum has announced. Pugay will receive $15,000 and some of his work will be on view at SAM beginning Oct. 16. Pugay is the current recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission Indivual Artist Fellowship. Also honored: Seattle artists More

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July 31, 2014 at 5:45 AM

Diane, 7:30 p.m., July 31: ‘Twin Peaks’ night at SAM

“Watch — and see what life teaches,” urged the Log Lady, who was just one of the odd/creepy/puzzling characters that inhabited the amazing TV series “Twin Peaks.” By the time the series ended, most viewers weren’t sure what they had learned, other than “Twin Peaks” was the most radical, inventive and disturbing shows on television. Feeling nostalgic…

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May 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM

It’s official: ‘Echo’ joins the sculpture park

This is from Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times arts writer. (He got to the Olympic Sculpture Park justin time for the “Echo” ribbon-cutting Thursday morning, unlike a representative from ArtsPage HQ, who was stuck on I-5.)   Barcelona sculptor Jaume Plensa was in Seattle today for the ribbon-cutting of his luminous piece, “Echo,” at the Olympic Sculpture Park. More

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April 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

SAM acquires Ai Weiwei work

Seattle Art Museum is now the proud owner of its first work by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei: “Colored Vases,” (2010), a cluster of earthenware vessels covered with industrial paint. You can see it starting April 5 at Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. From SAM: “By covering the surfaces with new paint, what is…

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March 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Sandra Jackson-Dumont leaves SAM

From Pacific NW magazine staff writer Tyrone Beason: Sandra Jackson-Dumont, who spearheaded Seattle Art Museum’s popular Remix parties and curated some of its most engaging recent exhibits, has been named to lead education programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since joining SAM in 2006 as community outreach coordinator as well as adjunct modern…

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