BA Art History / Resources


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Resources in Seattle

The art community in Seattle is vital and active. The city boasts numerous galleries as well as major art museums, including the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum’s new Olympic Sculpture Park. A number of the galleries receive frequent national coverage in the important art periodicals, while the museums are noted for their sophisticated and often precedent-setting exhibitions. Seattle public art is nationally acclaimed, with several organizations committed to the siting of public works by internationally renowned artists throughout the region, including on the University of Washington campus.

The Henry Art Gallery, the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery are located on the University of Washington campus. The Henry Gallery, in addition to bringing exhibitions of contemporary and historical work in all media to the campus and to the community, also presents lectures, demonstrations, and symposia. Its collection includes European and American paintings, prints, photography and video art as well as contemporary American and Japanese ceramics. The Burke Museum is devoted to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of the natural and cultural objects of the human environment, with emphasis on native peoples of the Pacific region.

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Henry Art Gallery
The Burke Museum
Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Asian Art Museum
SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park
Frye Art Museum
Western Bridge