Cultural Heritage Collection
Harborview Medical Center
Artworks by outstanding contemporary artists appear throughout Harborview’s public spaces, celebrating the hospital’s multicultural environment.
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Several well-known King County artists are highlighted in the collection: Juan Alonso’s large paintings depict floral forms and honor his parents, Cuban artisans who made wrought iron stands and painted terracotta pots. Mark Calderon’s pyrographs on Mexican bark paper were inspired by Mexican devotional folk paintings called retablos. Preston Singletary’s glass vessels pay homage to his Northwest Coast Native ancestors. Three quilts by Marita Dingus, each constructed from recycled scraps of fabric and plastic, found beads, buttons, and bottlecaps, were “generated from a love and passion for traditional African art,” she says. “My art keeps alive ancient traditions before us.”
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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