Safeco, a Seattle-based insurance company, built a major collection of Pacific Northwest art starting in 1973 to enhance their workplace while giving employees insight into Northwest art, and supporting local artists and galleries. The collection was dispersed with over 840 works donated to the Washington Arts Consortium in 2010 after the company became part of Liberty Mutual.

  • Primary Form of Entity: For Profit
  • Primary Artistic Discipline: Visual Art
  • Primary Areas of Activity: Presenter, Other: Art Collection


Case Studies


Corporate Culture: A Case Study of the Safeco Art Collection, Aubrey Benasa