Bagley Wright

Philanthropy
10:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Virginia Wright: The Legacy Of An Art Philanthropist

The newest SAM installation, 'Mirror.' The installation was funded by Bagley and Virginia Wright.
Credit Courtesy/Doug Aitken Workshop

When you take stock of Seattle’s cultural institutions, you’ll often see the name Bagley Wright attached. More than 50 years ago, Wright helped transform the Seattle Art Museum from a small, family-run operation into what it is today. One of his final gifts to the museum he loved is “Mirror,” a permanent installation on SAM’s northwest facade that both the museum and the artist hope will spur urban conversation in downtown Seattle. Marcie Sillman talks with Virginia Wright about her husband’s legacy at Seattle Art Museum and throughout the city.

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