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Bill Cumming mural saved, at MoNA

There was a lot of speculation at the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) Saturday night over how artist William Cumming’s mural ended up folded on a shelf in a Breckenridge family barn. Farmers, donors and art-enthusiasts exchanged stories at a celebration of the $500,000 valued mural that is now on exhibit in the museum.

Those who knew Cumming – a renowned Seattle painter – could agree that the artist himself would be pleased. In fact, his old friend and former MoNA board member Bruce Bradburn commented “Cumming would have thought it was ‘a damn fine evening.’”

Cumming’s 1941 social-r...

 

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