The Microsoft Art Collection began in Redmond, Washington, in 1987 when Microsoft had approximately 2,000 employees and occupied six buildings. Today, the collection includes almost 5,000 works of art and is displayed in more than 180 buildings throughout the world. The collection emphasizes contemporary art from around the world, displayed for the benefit and enjoyment of Microsoft employees, their guests, and Microsoft customers. The Microsoft Art Collection includes painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, ceramics, studio glass, and multimedia works.
Art in the work environment fosters elements essential to a company’s success, as responses in a recent survey of 32 companies attest. They felt that art in the workplace:
Enhances employee morale
Leads to networking opportunities
Increases creativity and productivity
Broadens employee appreciation of diversity
Encourages discussions and expression of opinions
Evidences the company’s interest in improving quality of life in and outside of the company
Helps to build customer and community relations
Copyright © 2011. Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Carol Inez Charney
EOM 2, 2009
29.75 x 29.75 inches
By our policy and regulation, the Microsoft Art Collection staff is unable to accept unsolicited inquiries by artists or their representatives at this time. Unsolicited materials sent to us will not be accepted or returned.
We work closely, however, with art galleries in building the collection. Gallerists can send announcements (please, no e-mail) to:
Microsoft Art Collection
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399
All files on this site are the property of Microsoft Corporation and are intended for personal use only; neither text nor images are published for use in the public domain. Any commercial use or publication without written permission is strictly prohibited. Reproduction, redistribution, or exploitation for personal or corporate gain is not permitted. All content is copyrighted by Microsoft Corporation; other copyright holders are noted where applicable.
Send comments and suggestions
about this site to the Webmaster.