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Western Washington University showcases a renowned sculpture collection in the heart of Bellingham

For many out-of-towners, Western Washington University defines perceptions of Bellingham. It designates Bellingham as a “college town” and is alma mater to many public figures. However, Western’s collection of over 30 sculptures spreads influence nationwide.

Western Gallery to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts 2020-06-12
WWU secures new $150k grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support upcoming Noguchi, Holt exhibitions  2020-04-23
TLA On-Campus Dialogue: How does the political context of art affect the way we consume it? 2020-02-25
Arts patron Virginia Wright, who donated much of what became Western's Outdoor Sculpture Collection, dies at age 91 2020-02-20
Seattle arts patron Virginia Wright dies

SAM isn’t the only lucky recipient of Virginia Wright’s love for the visual arts. In the 1970s, she set up the Virginia Wright Fund, which essentially bankrolled a significant outdoor sculpture collection at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Wright also shepherded Seattle’s 1976…

Virginia Wright, art collector and philanthropist who changed Seattle’s cultural landscape, dies at 91

The Virginia Wright Fund donated several well-known public sculptures to Seattle (including Barnett Newman’s “Broken Obelisk” in University of Washington’s Red Square and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Hammering Man” looming above Seattle Art Museum) as well as the campus of Western Washington University…

Donald Judd’s ‘Untitled 1982’ Returning to WWU Oct. 29 2019-10-23
Alan Gratz to join panel speaking about supporting refugees on Oct. 30 at WWU 2019-10-17
Western Gallery hosts works by Mendes, Sniderman Oct. 21 – Dec. 7 2019-10-10
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