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The Western Washington University Foundation has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation on behalf of the Western Gallery. The grant from the Luce Foundation's “American Art Program” will support two exhibitions, publications, and programming related to Western Gallery’s…

Join faculty, staff, students, and members of the community as together we explore the question, “How does the political context of art affect the way we consume it?” On March 4, 2020 in the WWU Gallery, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., a panel presentation will be followed by small group conversation in…

Virginia Wright,  the longtime patron of the arts in the Seattle area who donated the core group of pieces that would become Western's renowned Outdoor Sculpture Collection, has died at the age of 91.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Virginia Wright and just as…

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…

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,” a cornerstone piece of Western Washington University’s renowned Outdoor Sculpture Collection, is returning to campus on Oct. 29 after more than five years in storage and nearly $200,000 in restoration work.

Judd, who died in 1994, was a minimalist sculptor…

New York Times Bestselling Young Adult author Alan Gratz will join a panel exploring the question “What does it mean to support refugees?” at Western Washington University from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Western Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

This collaborative…

The Western Gallery at Western Washington University will present two simultaneous exhibitions from Oct. 21 through Dec. 7.

Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman’s “Lost in Jüdischer Friedhof Weißensee” and former faculty member Sebastian Mendes’ “There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a…

The range of calcified-looking objects in Ruby Jones’ “Compost” photograph are unsettling. Pale porcelain hands stained with a dark-blue substance hold a range of jawbones, shells, spore-like objects and other unidentified subject matter. Tendrils of grass or moss can be spotted here and there—…

New York City artist Sarah Sze will be on the campus of Western Washington University on May 8 to dedicate her newest work, “Split Stone (Northwest),” as the piece joins the university’s acclaimed Outdoor Sculpture Collection, joining important works from such artists as Richard Serra, Isamu…

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