A COLLECTION OF DREAMS: THE LEGACY OF VIRGINIA HASELTINE
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This historical narrative focuses on art patron, Virginia Haseltine, and her contributions as an art collector in Portland, Oregon, during the 1960s. An examination of her influence on the art world of the west coast and her involvement in the development of the concept and phenomenon known as Pacific Northwest Art provide a focus of the study. Subtopics of this narrative include the concept and evolution of Pacific Northwest art and artists and Portland, Oregon, as an art center during the 1960s. The impact of the donation of her collection to the University of Oregon’s Museum of Art is also examined. Through the use of historical research and interviews with Haseltine’s friends and contemporaries this study provides a look at an influential person’s contribution to the regional art world of the Pacific Northwest.