The Art of Discovery


The Art of Discovery Project The Junior League of Seattle's Northwest Art Collection introduces children, educators, and the community to the rich production of Northwest artists through their highly respected collection of Northwest art. Since its inception in 1960, the Northwest Art Collection has toured schools in the greater Seattle and Eastside area, exposing children to some of the region's most prominent artists. The Collection includes works by Northwest masters Guy Anderson, Dale Chihuly, William Cumming, Morris Graves, Fay Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Phillip Levine, Sherry Markovitz, Alden Mason, Norie Sato, and many others. 

The Art of Discovery Project is developed and presented by the Junior League of Seattle in collaboration with the Bellevue Arts Museum, and brings arts learning directly to the classroom through traveling art exhibits and training for educators and PTSA docents. Participants are equipped with inquiry-based lesson plans and activities to support multi-dimensional arts learning. Trained educators and docents then return to their schools to teach in the presence of the original artwork. Through informal and intimate discussion of thematically organized exhibits in the school setting, students learn critical thinking and communication skills. This unique and innovative program enables students and teachers to experience an art museum in their own school setting. 

This is a colorful, engaging and instructive book whose purpose is to educate, stimulate and inspire young minds through vivid image of art created by significant artists represented in the Junior League of Seattle’s Northwest Art Project and its Collection.

Profits from the sale of the book are used to support the Junior League of Seattle's Northwest Art Legacy Campaign, which helps fund the continuation and expansion of our childrens' arts education community, Northwest Art.

Cover by Catherine Eaton Skinner

The Art of Discovery retails for $19.95 +  shipping.