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Cultural Heritage Collection

Multiple Artists

Harborview Medical Center

Artworks by outstanding contemporary artists appear throughout Harborview’s public spaces, celebrating the hospital’s multicultural environment.

Alfredo Arreguin. Tasmanian Tigers, 2001. Oil on canvas. Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Spike Mafford

The Cultural Heritage Collection features 70 artworks by 41 outstanding contemporary artists from across the U.S. Purchased with the 1% for Art funds that were generated as part of the construction of Harborview's trauma center and clinics, the collection is on display throughout the facility’s public spaces as a way to celebrate the multicultural environment. In each of the works, artists explore their own cultural heritage, identity, or traditions.
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Bob Dempsey. The Wolf Helper, 1999. Cast bronze and horsehair. Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Spike Mafford
Baba Wagué Diakité. Balance, 2002. Glazed earthenware. Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Aaron Johanson
Keiko Hara. Verse from Sea #8, 2002. Woodblock with stencil. Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Keiko Hara

About the Location

Harborview Medical Center

For more than a century, Harborview Medical Center has functioned as a unique community and regional resource. It is a county hospital, a teaching and research institution, a regional trauma and burn center, and the primary health care provider for many low-income and disenfranchised people in the community. Harborview embraces its mission of treating everybody,…

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