This is a collection of digitized and born-digital annual reports and other financial and strategic documentation issued by the Seattle Art Museum from 1932 to the present. Together, the reports tell the story of the museum as it has grown from its modest inception to become the iconic cultural institution it is today.
Reports feature financial statistics, images of select acquisitions, and narratives about the museum's activities throughout the year.
Navigate the exhibit to learn about the history of SAM, decade by decade, as told through the Annual Reports.
Additional information about the history of the museum may be found on the "About SAM" page on SAM's website.
Michael Besozzi, Kate Hanske, Traci Timmons