The Seattle Art Museums is celebrating the first full year of its new collection by opening a massive show that includes works by some of the most influential artists of the last half-century.
It will be displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seattle, where the art museum has a collection that is estimated to contain more than 2,000 works, according to the gallery’s website.
“Art history in the U.S. is one of the great untapped resources,” said Peter Tolan, a senior curator in the department of art history and culture at the Seattle Museum of Art.
The collection is expected to open to the public on April 17, a museum spokeswoman said.
“We are thrilled to have this collection in the hands of a small, diverse group of people who share our commitment to the preservation of our art heritage,” she said in a statement.
“It’s been a joy to work with these incredible artists.”
Tolan said the Seattle collection is in its early stages and will take a while to build.
The museum, which is in the process of rebuilding after a major fire destroyed its old building, is currently collecting art and materials from the old building and restoring some of its exhibits, according.
In April, the museum received its largest gift in nearly three decades.
A $10 million donation from the city of Seattle to build a new museum and museum spaces will be used to help build the new collection, the spokeswoman said in an email.
“Seattle has an incredibly rich art history,” said Mike Stauffer, a curator in museum history and curator of contemporary art at the museum.
“The art community is still working to rebuild after the fire.
I think we’ll see a lot of that in the new collections.”
The collection will be a mix of new and old art, with new works by contemporary artists that will be showcased and some that will not.
“These pieces will be more than just a showcase of art,” Tolan told The Wall St. Journal in an interview.
“They will provide a window into the art world as we know it.”
The new collection will include new pieces by artists including David Foster Wallace, John Berger, and Paul Tamez, as well as works by established artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Oehler, and Vincent van Gogh.
In addition, the Seattle art museum will feature work by more than 20 international artists.
“This is a new kind of collection,” Tikhon Kharitonov, director of the Museum and Library of Art at the University of Washington, told The Washington Post.
“Some of the pieces have never been seen in any other museum.
Some are very new.”
The first major show of the new art collection will open April 17 at the Olympia Theatre, where a performance by a group called the Acheron Theatre is slated for April 20.
The show, entitled “The Making of a Woman,” will include works by artists such the British photographer James Haggard, the artist Thomas Moore, and the British painter John Lasseter.
Tolan praised the group for their work, including works by Haggards.
“I have been a fan of John Haggarde for a long time,” he said.
The group is also collaborating with the Washington Art Museum to create a series of works on women’s history, including “The Wretched,” a series on female sexuality, “The Girl with the Golden Head,” a painting by artist L. Paul Getty, and a collection of portraits by female artists.
In a press release, the Washington art museum said it hopes to present new works from the new exhibit in May.
“By creating these works in a context that reflects the broader history of women’s art and culture, we hope to inspire the public to engage with and care about this important topic in the United States,” the museum said.