Seattle Fine Arts Society and the Art Institute of Seattle Publications

Before the inception of the Seattle Art Museum, local art enthusiasts and patrons created the Seattle Fine Arts Society (1906-1928), which was later briefly known as the Art Institute of Seattle (1929-1933). This is a collection of digitized publications from these two early art societies in Seattle from 1920 through the creation of Seattle Art Museum in 1933. The exhibition includes annual reports, brief bulletins, announcements, and event calendars. In these pages, we can see the early burgeoning Seattle art scene, and the exciting beginnings of the Seattle Art Museum as an entity.

Visit our Shared Shelf page to interact with this entire collection.

Credits

Kate Hanske, Traci Timmons