Since 1973, Safeco's art collection has been a significant part of our community involvement and corporate culture. Known in the local art community for its strength in contemporary Northwest art, the collection represents diversity in philosophies, ideas and cultural backgrounds.
In February 2010, Safeco donated more than 800 works from its 2,200-piece collection to the Washington Art Consortium, a nonprofit cooperative composed of the seven major art museums located in four main urban centers and three primary universities in Washington state. The donation included works of art from internationally known Northwest artists including Jacob Lawrence, Fay Jones, Morris Graves, Barbara Thomas and George Tsutakawa. The donated artwork includes nearly 500 works on paper, 130 works on canvas and panel and more than 180 three-dimensional objects including glass, ceramic, bronze and mixed media.
In April and May 2010, the seven museums in the consortium displayed artwork from the Safeco Art Collection to celebrate and share the gift. Safeco will also continue to display works of art from its collection not only in its Northwest regional offices but throughout Liberty Mutual Insurance offices around the country.