West Seattle Art Walk

Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying art, music, food, and wine during Art Walk The Art Walk includes many of the West Seattle restaurants! Enjoy EXTENDED HAPPY HOURS, specials on food and beverages, plus all the local art you would expect. Just mention Art Walk for the special. All the specials […]
Jul 31, 2019

Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus

Pierre Leguillon’s artwork-as-exhibition Arbus Bonus calls attention to the major role famed twentieth-century photographer Diane Arbus’s work has played in defining the image of American postwar popular culture. Bringing together every published magazine spread that features her photography, Leguillon’s project considers the ways in which cultural histories are assembled and disseminated, and proposes more inclusive counter-narratives.
May 15, 2019

In Focus: Wanda Nanibush

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]
Jul 26, 2019

Recent Acquisitions: Toyin Ojih Odutola

Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the sitter is seen obliquely or from multiple, unusual angles within one composition.
May 15, 2019

Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation

A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.

In Focus: Merritt Johnson

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]
Jul 26, 2019

Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection

Bringing together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection, Unsettling Femininity examines historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the deeply entrenched beliefs and power structures they reflect.
May 20, 2019

Dress Codes Gallery Tour

Join artist Ellen Lesperance for a free, informal tour of Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson. No registration is required.   [Image: Installation view, Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson, 2019. Photo: Jueqian Fang.]
Nov 1, 2019

Halloween Tour 2019

There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are falling. The days are getting shorter and the nights so much longer and darker. That can mean only one thing: it’s time once again for the Frye’s Halloween-themed tours! This tour explores current exhibitions with an eye to the darker, mystical recesses of the human […]
Sep 17, 2019

In Focus: Asia Tail

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]
Jul 26, 2019

Halloween Tour 2019

There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are falling. The days are getting shorter and the nights so much longer and darker. That can mean only one thing: it’s time once again for the Frye’s Halloween-themed tours! This tour explores current exhibitions with an eye to the darker, mystical recesses of the human […]
Sep 17, 2019

PUBLIC MEETING TO INFORM CULTURAL PLACEMAKING ART at new 12TH & YESLER DEVELOPMENT

Central Area, International District and surrounding community members are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday September 24: learn more about the art plan, meet the artists, and how cultural place making will play a significant role in the design of the planned development at 12th & Yesler. As part of the design and community […]
Sep 19, 2019

Manual of Photography

Please note: This program is open to participants age 21 and up. In conjunction with his exhibition Arbus Bonus, Pierre Leguillon presents a screening of his filmic anthology about how to frame, light, shoot, and develop photographs. Part of the artist’s long-running mobile project La Promesse de l’Écran (The Promise of the Screen), “Manual of Photography” samples from […]
Aug 23, 2019

The Confining Image of Femininity

In a discussion of themes addressed by Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum, exhibition curator Naomi Hume will explore how painters structured the viewer’s relationship to the depicted girls and women. Nineteenth-century European artists usually framed such encounters to reinforce socially accepted power dynamics between men and women. How do subtle painterly choices convey […]
Aug 27, 2019

Exhibitions Opening Reception

Please join us to celebrate the opening of the Frye Art Museum’s latest exhibitions: Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection Enjoy a preview of the exhibitions and reception with cash bar.
Aug 26, 2019

In Focus: Marie Watt

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]
Jul 26, 2019

Cauleen Smith + Jheanelle Brown in Conversation

Artist Cauleen Smith is joined in conversation by film curator Jheanelle Brown in discussion of the current exhibition Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It.
Jul 30, 2019

In Focus: Marianne Nicolson

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]
Jul 26, 2019

Lusio. A Night to Awaken

4TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, SOUNDS, & NATURE Lusio. A Night to Awaken is a free, family friendly, one night only festival of light and sound. Explore 30 + light art installations of all shapes, sizes, and formats are curated directly into 18 acres of lush nature in Volunteer Park. Enjoy kinetic video projections, analog […]
Jul 17, 2019

Crush/Repeat 2019

Come see what we’ve brought to life this spring! Crush/Repeat 2019 will feature the work of nearly 100 artists, and you won’t want to miss it. In preparation for this annual community event, participants of all ages and experience levels chose a small project to repeat every day during the month of March. Mediums include […]
Apr 30, 2019