Henry Art Gallery

Henry Art Gallery

Seattle, WA | United States

About the Museum

The Henry Art Gallery ("The Henry") is the art museum of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. Located on the west edge of the university's campus along 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, it was founded in February, 1927, and was the first public art museum in the state of Washington. The museum was named after Horace C. Henry, the local businessman who donated money for its founding, as well as a collection of paintings he had begun collecting in the 1890s after visiting the Chicago World's Fair. The museum is internationally recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Through individual experiences with art, it inspires visitors to upend their expectations and discover surprising connections. Over the decade, it has collected more than 26,000 objects, including new media, sculpture, video, photography, paintings, and works on paper, as well as costumes, textiles, and ceramics.

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