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Seattle, WA 98104 United States

June 2019

Jane Wong: After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent projects consider the social, historical, and political contexts that “haunt” the work of contemporary Asian American poets. For her first museum solo exhibition, Wong draws inspiration from her upbringing in a Chinese American restaurant in New Jersey as well as her family’s experience of hunger and poverty in rural China to consider the ways we reconcile the gaps in our lives and histories.…

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Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film but operates in multiple materials and arenas. With this exhibition, she revises the coercive threat, “take it or leave it,” and proposes a new rule for a better world: create something, offer it, and gift it—regardless of whether the gesture is accepted or rejected. “Give it…

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End of Day: American Oil Painting Around 1900

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and a sense of nostalgia for what was perceived to be a simpler American era.

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Recent Acquisitions: Toyin Ojih Odutola

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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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.

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Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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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.

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September 2019

Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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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.

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Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Aug 23, 2020

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Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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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.

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