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Virginia Wright: The Legacy Of An Art Philanthropist

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.

Also this hour: Everett Herald columnist and reporter Jerry Cornfield joins us with a look at the week ahead in Olympia. Plus, we check in on our March Madness brackets and discuss the week's cultural buzz with Ralina Joseph, Roger Levesque and Mark Baumgarten.