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From Jacob Lawrence to Dale Chihuly, a look at city's portable works collection
CityStream: Seattle's Portable Works Collection
3/29/20184:55

Since the 1970s, the city has amassed an impressive art collection. It includes nearly 3,000 portable works - everything from abstract to conceptual paintings, photographs, sculptures and textiles - installed in various city departments. The collection includes works by notables such as Jacob Lawrence, Dale Chihuly, and James Washington Jr. as well as emerging artists. City employees can request art for work areas, with many pieces installed in areas that are open to the public.

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