NEW GIFTS AND ACQUISTIONS: COLLECTIONS SELECTIONS TWO

Michael Brophy  Small Curtain, 1999, oil on canvas, 49 1/4 x 37 1/4 inches

Michael Brophy
Small Curtain, 1999, oil on canvas,
49 1/4 x 37 1/4 inches

January 22 – June 5, 2011

Featuring a selection of extraordinary artworks that transformed the Whatcom Museum’s collection in 2010, this exhibition of Northwest art includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, glass and ceramics.

Much of the art featured came to the Museum via an unprecedented donation of the Safeco Art Collection to the Washington Arts Consortium.  Works by Dale Chihuly, Diem Chau, Hilda Morris, Barbara Earl Thomas, George Tsutakawa, Gerard Tsutakawa, and many, many more have significantly boosted the Museum’s promising sculpture collection, and solidified its prominence in both landscape paintings and work by Northwest artists.