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curator , Museum director

LaMar Harrington, Curator, museum director. Fellow American Crafts Council (honorary); member American Institute of Architects (honorary), Pacific N.W. Arts and Crafts Association (president 1957-1959), Allied Arts Seattle (trustee 1962-1981), Japan-American Society Washington (trustee 1986-1988), U. Washington Retirement Association (Executive Committee 1992-1994, curator art collection University House at Wallingford since 1995). F C.

Background

Harrington, LaMar was born on November 2, 1917 in Guthrie Center, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Arthur Sylvester and Anna Mary (Landkamer) Hannes.

Education

Student, Cornish School Fine Arts, Seattle, 1950. Bachelor in History of Art, University Washington, 1979.

Career

Staff Henry Art Gallery, University Washington, Seattle, 1957-1975, associate director, 1969-1975. Curator, research associate Archives Northwest Art, University Washington Library., 1975-1977. Director, chief curator Bellevue Art Museum, Washington, 1985-1990.

Consultant in arts, from 1977. Founding curator art University House, Seattle, 1997—2002. Member panel visual arts division National Education Association, 1976—1978.

Juror fellowship We. States Arts Federation, 1989, Flintridge Foundation, Pasadena, 2001. President We. Association Art Museum, 1973—1975.

Trustee Pacific Northwest Arts Center, 1971—1974. Executive committee Living Treasures video series Northwest Designer-Craftsmen, 1996—1999, Pacific Northwest Arts Council of Seattle Art Museum, 1976, member steering committee Photography Council, 1977—1978. Participant 1st Symposium on Scholarship and Language National Endowments for Humanities and Arts, 1981.

Member advisory committee Northwest Oral History Project Archives American Art, 1981. Member advisory council Pilchuck Glass School, 1992—1995, trustee, chairman archives, 1981—1987. Vice president Pottery Northwest, 1977—1978.

Trustee, chairman archives International Council, 1987—1992. Trustee Seattle board Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, 1981—1987, advisory board Santa Fe, 1988—1989. Trustee Puget Sound Chamber Music Society, 1987—1988.

Lecturer in field; organizer exhibitions. Leader seminars; member art juries. Appearances KCTS-television, 1963—1973.

Founder Archives of Northwest Art University Washington, 1969. Curator 3d Wyoming Biennial Exhibition, 1988—1989. Curator James W. Washington Junior: The Spirit in the Stone Bellevue Art Museum, 1989, resident curator, manager Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas, 1989—1990.

Curator art collection, quarterly exhibitions Northwest art University House, Wallingford, 1995—2002. Curator Between Night and Morning Work of Guy Anderson, 1990. Curator Eternal Laughter: A Sixty-Year Retrospective of George Tsutakawa Bellevue Art Museum, 1990.

Founder changing exhibition program University House University Washington, Wallingford, 1997, curator changing exhibition program University House, 1997—2002, founder experiments in art and technical Seattle chapter Henry Art Gallery, 1968.

Membership

Fellow American Crafts Council (honorary). Member American Institute of Architects (honorary), Pacific N.W. Arts and Crafts Association (president 1957-1959), Allied Arts Seattle (trustee 1962-1981), Japan-American Society Washington (trustee 1986-1988), U. Washington Retirement Association (Executive Committee 1992-1994, curator art collection University House at Wallingford since 1995). F C.

Connections

Married Stanley John Harrington, January 1, 1938 (divorced January 1972). 1 child Linda Harrington Chace.

father:
Arthur Sylvester Hannes

mother:
Anna Mary (Landkamer) Hannes

spouse:
Stanley John Harrington

child:
Linda Harrington Chace Harrington