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Seattle Art Museum settles Super Bowl bet

Albert Bierstadt’s “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast.”Howard Gisk

The Seattle Art Museum is finally paying up on its Super Bowl wager with the Clark Art Institute — and all you art lovers are the winners. You’ll recall that prior to Super Bowl, the two institutions made a bet: If the Seahawks won, Clark director Michael Conforti would loan Winslow Homer’s 1900 work, “West Point, Prout’s Neck,” to the Seattle Art Museum for three months. And if the Patriots were victorious, Kimerly Rorschach, the CEO of the Seattle museum, would send Albert Bierstadt’s magnificent painting, “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast,” to the Clark. Well, we know how the game worked out. Bierstadt’s eight-foot painting has arrived and will be on view from Friday until July 19. Monday, the Clark is offering free admission to anyone wearing Patriots — or Seahawks — gear.