How radical transparency saved a US museum

Kate Casprowiak Scher, the Bellevue Arts Museum’s new permanent director, explains that candour about the institution’s finances helped bring the kunsthalle in suburban Seattle back from the brink

Developer’s $325m gift will help create new museum in Seattle

Richard Hedreen is donating a collection valued at $300m and $25m cash to create an art museum at Seattle University

Bellevue Arts Museum nears its emergency fundraising goal—but the fight is not over

The museum has already raised more than $200,000 (with the help of a generous reader of 'The Art Newspaper'), and its director is looking to local tech companies as future partners

Washington state's Bellevue Arts Museum faces 'dire' financial straits

The institution may be forced to close its doors if it doesn't raise the requisite funds, says its permanent director less than a week into her new role

Seattle man sentenced to two years of probation for selling fake Native American art

Lewis Anthony Rath had pleaded guilty to selling fake San Carlos Apache art at Seattle retail stores

J.K. Rowling removed from museum’s Harry Potter displays over transphobic views

Rowling has been scrubbed from the galleries of Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture

Artist who falsely claimed Native American heritage sentenced to 18 months’ probation

The Seattle-based artist had pleaded guilty to violating the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act

Indigenous art collective purchases 'urban oasis' in Seattle with plans to build cultural centre

The yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives Collective has plans to create a community centre on the verdant site that focuses on artistic, cultural, and environmental initiatives

Audubon Society chapter drops John James Audubon’s name due to the artist’s racist actions and beliefs

The Seattle chapter of the environmental organisation is the first to do away with Audubon’s name entirely amid a nationwide reckoning with his legacy


The Seattle NFT Museum wants to mint a new art world

The museum’s founders organised an inaugural exhibition that is acutely aware of its place in history

NFTs IRL: Seattle to be home to first museum dedicated to blockchain art

New institution will include exhibitions about digital art, as well as QR codes for visitors to view NFT works

Dale Chihuly reflects on 'transformational' power of art amid coronavirus lockdown

The Seattle-based artist is preparing to debut a forthcoming collection of lace-inspired works as some states plan re-opening measures

Seattle Asian Art Museum's $56m expansion reframes the question: ‘What is Asian art?’

The refreshed museum will soon reopen with diverse collection displays informed by the local Asian Pacific Islander community

Artist to install earthwork calling attention to immigration and human trafficking

Trail of red sand will be visible to travellers in flight and on the ground in Seattle

As big fairs flock to the West Coast, can Seattle Art Fair keep its quirk and still compete?

As new tech wealth pulls in established names, some fear this eclectic market will become homogenised

Seattle Art Fair solidifies standing in year three

Event adds blue-chip galleries and international flavour to attract national as well as regional collectors

Unseen works by Kurt Cobain to go on show at Seattle Art Fair

United Talent Agency's Artist Space will also exhibit pieces by the late singer's contemporaries

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Seattle Art Museum gets $1bn worth of art from 'incredibly devoted group of collectors'

The gift from 53 local patrons is one of the largest in the history of institutional donations


Goodbye Gutenberg, hello Gatesburg

The future for art, books and education, as seen through the eyes of computer wizard Bill Gates, who last month bought the Leonardo Codex

Annual conferences meet in London and Seattle to discuss identity, display, and art history

The Association of Art Historians will meet at the Tate Gallery, while 5000 will gather for the College Art Association conference in the US