Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery

Location

Level 3 Concourse
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 Fifth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
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Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

A collage with different Seattle landmarks: the Central Library, Dick's burgers, Mt. Rainier, a Japanese temple, and a Muslim person on the sidewalk.

Seattle Public Utilities Fresh Perspectives 2020, Part 1 of 3

January 15, 2020 - March 30, 2020

Reception: February 13, 2020

29 Artworks by 23 Artists
(A total of 70 artworks by 57 artists were purchased)

This exhibition consists of 29 contemporary artworks by 23 Northwest artists. The artwork was selected and curated by seven young people for Seattle Public Utilities latest 1% for Art purchase. They each participated in the Fresh Perspectives Youth Curatorial Training Program, jointly organized by Seattle Public Utilities and the Office of Arts & Culture.

This program includes conversations with curators and arts administrators from galleries, museums and public collections. It also provides the opportunity to serve on the selection panel, and learn about budgets and art handling. The program, now in its second year, seeks to support young creatives of color and incorporate youth voice, eye, and perspective into the City of Seattle’s art collection.

Artists

  • Marit Berg
  • Mary Ellen Bowers
  • Patti Bowman
  • Yvonne Chan
  • Meghan Crandall
  • Amjad Faur
  • Mike Ferguson
  • Kathy Fridstein
  • Randi Ganulin
  • Hsinyi Huang
  • Nico Inzerella
  • Juliana Kang Robinson
  • Elise Koncsek
  • Alan McNiel
  • Maya Milton
  • Hanako O’Leary
  • Akira Ohiso
  • Joe Rudko
  • Roger Shimomura
  • Miya Sukune
  • JoEllen Wang
  • Michelle Zeidman
  • Jennifer Zwick

Youth Curators

Michael Anderson, Rosália António, Christa Chan, Helena Goos, Moe’Neyah Holland, Harsimran Kaur, Melody Lin

Program Administrators

Blake Haygood, Elisheba Johnson, Alison Post, Benjamin Gale-Schreck, Mami Hara

Image: Detail from Akria Ohiso, Muslim Neighbor, 2019.

Past Exhibitions

Seattle at 150

Seattle at 150

Marking the City of Seattle’s sesquicentennial with objects from the Seattle Municipal Archives. Through maps, photographs, and other items, the work of all employees and elected officials is celebrated, telling the story of building and growing a vibrant and complex city and how its physical and social landscape changed over time. Image: Seattle City Billboard at Fourth and Spokane, 1968.

Go Figure

Go Figure

Selections from the City’s Civic Art Collection that reference the human form. This compact show includes paintings, sculptures and drawings highlighting the wide variety of techniques, mediums and concepts that artists use to depict the human form. Referencing movie stars, iconic Seattle imagery, humor, history and beyond, these artists offer their own take on the figure. July 2 - September 30, 2019. Image: detail from "Two Men at a Party" by Mark Takamichi Miller, 2008.

Seattle Public Utlities, Fresh Perspectives 2019, Part 3 of 3

Seattle Public Utlities, Fresh Perspectives 2019, Part 3 of 3

"Fresh Perspectives" brings the youth voice to the City of Seattle’s Civic Collection. Unlike a typical panel consisting of arts professionals, all the artworks in this show were chosen by five local high schoolers. April 4 - June 28, 2019. Image: detail from "Edmonia" by Jennifer Kuhns, 2017.

Subject Matter: People in Photographs

Subject Matter: People in Photographs

A small survey of photographs featuring people from the City’s Portable Works Collection.

Creature Feature: Animal Art

Creature Feature: Animal Art

A small survey of artworks that include various creatures both real and imagined from the City’s Portable Works Collection.

Five Big Things

Five Big Things

Five large artworks from the City’s Civic Collection. Even though they are part of the "portable" collection, these pieces might have more in common with permanently sited art. Most of these pieces require a long uninterrupted wall and several need plenty of floor space – increasingly rare commodities in our city buildings. July 9 - September 28, 2018. Image: detail from "Peace on Earth" by Jeffry Mitchell.

Your Body of Water, Part I

Your Body of Water, Part I

The Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery now features Your Body of Water Part I, an exhibition drawn from a recent purchase of 33 artworks by 31 artists from the Pacific Northwest for the Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) portable works collection. The exhibition aims to visually explore our connections to water and how it is protected and cared for by SPU.

Your Body of Water, Part II

Your Body of Water, Part II

"Your Body of Water," Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) newest additions to their portable works collection, are a visual exploration of our connections to water and how it is protected and cared for by SPU.