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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: a … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Never Throw Away an Old Box without Looking Inside

Work in Progress: Behind the Scenes of Forgotten Stories

Developing museum exhibitions can take years, and sometimes, as in the case of Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s, they can take decades. Over 18 years ago, Interim Chief Curator Margaret Bullock began the research that would result in the new exhibition opening on February 22, 2020. At that time, she was an … Continue reading Work in Progress: Behind the Scenes of Forgotten Stories