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Safeco Art Collection

Safeco Art Collection

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Safeco Art Collection

The Seattle Public Library, Special Collections
Seattle, Washington 98104

2014



Profile Description

Language: Finding aid written in English.

Safeco Insurance began their corporate art collection in 1973, collecting notable contemporary Northwest artwork. Over the course of time, they obtained works from renowned Northwest artists such as Dale Chihuly, George Tsutakawa, Morris Graves and Barbara Thomas. These works were displayed at the Safeco headquarters in Seattle through rotating exhibitions and loaned or donated to cultural institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest. This collection contains administrative papers and correspondence related to the collection, local artist research and correspondence, press clippings, flyers and ephemera from Safeco's exhibitions and information on donations made by Safeco to other institutions.

Repository:The Seattle Public Library Seattle, Washington 98104
Title:Safeco Art Collection
Dates:1969-2007
Quantity:4 linear feet (8 boxes)
Abstract:Safeco Insurance began their corporate art collection in 1973, collecting notable contemporary Northwest artwork. Over the course of time, they obtained works from renowned Northwest artists such as Dale Chihuly, George Tsutakawa, Morris Graves and Barbara Thomas. These works were displayed at the Safeco headquarters in Seattle through rotating exhibitions and loaned or donated to cultural institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest. This collection contains administrative papers and correspondence related to the collection, local artist research and correspondence, press clippings, flyers and ephemera from Safeco's exhibitions and information on donations made by Safeco to other institutions.
Location: 708 19777 Sa172S
Language: Records are in English.

Arrangement of the Records

Arranged in original order

Scope and Contents of the Records

Safeco Insurance began their corporate art collection in 1973, collecting notable contemporary Northwest artwork. Over the course of time, they obtained works from renowned Northwest artists such as Dale Chihuly, George Tsutakawa, Morris Graves and Barbara Thomas. These works were displayed at the Safeco headquarters in Seattle through rotating exhibitions and loaned or donated to cultural institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest. This collection contains administrative papers and correspondence related to the collection, local artist research and correspondence, press clippings, flyers and ephemera from Safeco's exhibitions and information on donations made by Safeco to other institutions.


Index Terms

These records are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The Seattle Public Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Art - Private collections - Washington (State) - Seattle.
Arts - Administration - Washington (State) - Seattle - History.
Safeco Insurance Companies.

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