• Art of the American West: The Haub Family Collection at Tacoma Art Museum

    Art of the American West: The Haub Family Collection at Tacoma Art Museum

    Tacoma Art Museum

    "With the expertise of Director Emeritus and Senior Scholar of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Peter H. Hassrick and newly appointed Haub Curator of Western American Art Laura F. Fry, the Haub Family Collection was shaped into a gift of artworks spanning more than 200 years of American history. In finding a home here, the collection establishes the only major museum collection of western American art in the Pacific Northwest, offering a new dimension of artistic discovery to Tacoma, the State of Washington, and beyond. In selecting their artwork, the Haubs have been guided by love of nature and interest in western history. From the shores of Puget Sound to the sagebrush of Wyoming, they have found inspiration, adventure, and peace in the landscapes of the western United States. It is their hope that this collection at Tacoma Art Museum will continue to inspire others in the years to come"--

    Format: Book - 2014

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  • A Fuller View of China: Chinese Art in the Seattle Art Museum

    A Fuller View of China: Chinese Art in the Seattle Art Museum

    Seattle Art Museum

    "Founded in 1933, the Seattle Art Museum is home to a premier collection of Chinese art. This book is the first to chronicle and analyze the growth of the collection, which was largely assembled during the first half of the twentieth century. Reviewing more than one hundred boxes of museum archives, annual reports, correspondences, and available records of all transactions, Josh Yiu provides a nuanced account of Seattle's Chinese art collection, and reconsiders the 'golden age' of collecting Chinese art in the early twentieth century. Yiu demonstrates the challenges for Westerners to acquire authentic objects of historical significance when Chinese art study in the West was in its nascent stage. He argues that a first-rate collection is a condition that needs to be maintained through relentless quest for superior objects. As a case in point, Seattle's collection of more than 2,500 objects was not merely accumulated over time, but distilled through decades of nimble acquisitions and deaccessions.The main figure behind this story is the founding director Dr. Richard Fuller (1897-1976), who started collecting as early as the 1910s. In contrast to conventional hagiographical accounts of museum patrons, Yiu shows how Fuller's interest shifted from tourist souvenirs to high-quality objects that represent China's artistic legacy, and how he refined the collection over time. Gradually Fuller became a great collector through diligent study and earnest consultation with experts, such as Sherman Lee. The book thus serves as a vivid reminder that good collection requires much more than resources and 'good taste.'"--

    Format: Book - 2014

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  • Collecting Tribal Art: How Northwest Coast Masks and Easter Island Lizard Men Became Tribal Art

    Collecting Tribal Art: How Northwest Coast Masks and Easter Island Lizard Men Became Tribal Art

    Rubel, Paula G.

    Format: Book - 2012

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  • Metaphor Into Form: The Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection

    Metaphor Into Form: The Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection

    Format: Book - 2018

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  • Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical : Masterworks From The Seattle Art Museum

    Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical : Masterworks From The Seattle Art Museum

    Seattle Art Museum

    "Few regions of the country produced such a distinctive group of artists with such a particular view on the modern world as did the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s and 1940s. Capitalizing on their particular geographical position at what was a modern art outpost--working free from the strong influences of New York and Europe, and sitting at the portal to the Far East--a close-knit group of artists sought to address the global political, social, and economic ills of their time. The seminal figures in this group--Mark Tobey and Morris Graves especially--quickly garnered critical attention in New York for their uncommon imagery and expressive technique, which drew upon spiritual tenents ranging from Zen Buddhism to the Persian Bahai faith and their mastery of Asian calligraphy. Modernism in the Pacific Northwest presents an overview drawn from SAM's unparalleled collection of the key figures of this generation: painters Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Leo Kenney, Paul Horiuchi, and George Tsutakawa, and sculptors Phil McCracken and James Washington. Patricia Junker is the Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum and is the author of Albert Bierstadt and Edward Hopper"--

    Format: Book - 2014

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  • Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks From the Paul G. Allen Family Collection

    Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks From the Paul G. Allen Family Collection

    Format: Book - 2015

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  • A Sense of Place: Art at Vancouver International Airport

    A Sense of Place: Art at Vancouver International Airport

    Laurence, Robin

    "A spectacular overview of one of the most highly acclaimed art collections on the West Coast, which greets travellers at YVR as they journey between land, sea, and sky. Vancouver International Airport, known for its modern design and expansive topography, offers an impressive visual display of award-winning art and architecture. Each terminal building represents the culture heritage, natural beauty, and iconic experiences that embody British Columbia, and the artwork exhibited throughout plays an integral role in telling those stories. Revered in particular for its focus on Pacific Coast Native art, the collection is presented in the thematic groupings of land, sea, and sky--three realms that intersect at YVR. In YVR Art, art historian and critic Robin Laurence will examine the commissioning of dozens of striking artworks as a response to the airport's overall architectural and design plan, and particularly as a reflection of the cultural heritage and natural environment identified with the province of British Columbia. Among the highlights of the collection are monumental sculptures by leading Northwest Coast First Nations artists including Susan A. Point (Coast Salish), Robert Davidson (Haida), Dempsey Bob (Tahltan-Tlingit), Richard Hunt (Kwakwaka'wakw), Lyle Wilson (Haisla), Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth), Connie Watts (Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka'wakw and Gitxsan), and the late Bill Reid, famed for The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe. Their art both welcomes and bids farewell to the millions of travellers who make their way through YVR each year."--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2015

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