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The Art Inside the New Facebook Building

Detail of an installation by Robert Hardgrave.

A year ago, Facebook gave a tour of the artworks installed inside it’s location on Dexter Avenue, which were created as part of the company’s innovative artist-in-residency program. Earlier this week, the social media giant debuted its new building at 1101 Westlake—and photographer Kelly O joined the tour of the office to get a look at the latest round of its artworks, largely commissioned from Pacific Northwest artists. You may never find yourself inside the building, but the work is well worth seeing.

Artist Brian Sanchez was along for the tour.
Sanchez and Urban Artworks created this mural that wraps around a conference room.
This Robert Hardgrave piece stretches along a long wall.
Mary Iverson’s constellation installation.
Installation by Shaun Kardinal.
Joey Veltkamp has multiple quilts hanging in the building. His work is also currently on view at Greg Kucera Gallery.

Installation by Jesse LeDoux.
Posters featuring (from top left) Malala Yousafzai, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ilhan Omar, Loretta Lynch, Mark Dean, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Shirley Chisholm, Sister Corita Kent, Yusra Mardini, Buckminster Fuller, Dolores Huerta, Oliver Sacks, Fereshteh Forough. These posters, and those below, were created by people in Facebook’s Analog Research Lab.
Hate has no home in the hallways here.
Artwork by Ellen Lesperance.
Marie Sivak’s piece dangles from the ceiling.
Much less colorful on the outside!