Seattle Art Museum

Overview

Albert Edward Edenshaw; Sakíi.id (headdress frontlet), Front, ca. 1870; Seattle Art Museum ARTstor has partnered with the Seattle Art Museum to share more than 2,700 high-quality images of works in the museum's permanent collection. The collection will offer superb representations of non-Western art, as well as selections of major works from the permanent collection of nearly 25,000 objects from a wide range of cultures and time periods. The museum is renowned for its collection of Asian art, including holdings from Japan, China, Korea, India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia; as well as its holdings in African, American, European, modern and contemporary, Native and Meso-American, and Oceanic and Aboriginal art. In addition, the museum received several outstanding European paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, which were donated in 1961. The Seattle Art Museum has contributed images of its Kress paintings to the Samuel H. Kress Collection in the Digital Library.

The collection will offer superb representations of non-Western art, as well as selections of major works from the permanent collection of nearly 25,000 objects from a wide range of cultures and time periods.


TheSeattle Art Museum was founded in 1933. In 1991, the museum opened a new facility designed by Robert Venturi in downtown Seattle. The original museum building in Volunteer Park was reopened as the Seattle Asian Art Museum in 1994 and a third venue, the Olympic Sculpture Park, opened in 2007. That same year, the museum completed a major expansion of its downtown location to accommodate its growing collections and exhibition and outreach programs.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 2,718
Percentage of completion 100%
Search terms seattleartmuseum
Collection URL http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/seattle

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: August 3, 2010

Image Credits

Albert Edward Edenshaw; Sakíi.id (headdress frontlet), Front, ca. 1870; Seattle Art Museum

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