All posts by Margaret Bullock

Recent Acquisitions – Grafton Tyler Brown “Untitled (Columbia River Scene)”

“Provenance” is the museum term for the ownership history of an artwork. We’re interested in knowing this information because it can offer insights into the artist’s life and career as well as provide details on the stresses and strains a work may have experienced that could affect its condition. It is also important, of course, … Continue reading Recent Acquisitions – Grafton Tyler Brown “Untitled (Columbia River Scene)”

Lessons Learned: Never Throw Away an Old Box without Looking Inside

The catalogue card that led to four mysterious boxes read simply “Delivery—Forest Service from Washington D.C. 1952.”   Inside them was a remarkable discovery, one of many that has made the exhibition Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s possible. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the U.S. government created the New Deal: … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Never Throw Away an Old Box without Looking Inside