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Frye Art Museum

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704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

November 2019

Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation

November 19 @ 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 Dec 8, 2019

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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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Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus

November 19 @ 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 Jan 5, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Jan 5, 2020

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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Recent Acquisitions: Toyin Ojih Odutola

November 19 @ 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 Dec 8, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 8, 2019

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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Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection

November 19 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Aug 23, 2020

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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Donald Byrd: The America That Is To Be

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Jan 26, 2020

Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Seattle-based choreographer Donald Byrd works at the forefront of contemporary performance. For four decades, he has created innovative and startling dance theater works that explore the extraordinary capacities of dancers’ bodies, the complexities of Africanist aesthetics, and the ways that theatrical dance can open audiences toward social change. Presenting selected works from across his prodigious career, Byrd’s first solo museum exhibition reflects Americans’ ongoing struggles to care for our complex diversity. The show centers the artist’s firm belief in an…

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Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson

November 19 @ 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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Clothing is both a highly personal and socially constructed system of communication: a signifying point of contact between individual identities and collective attitudes, customs, and trends. Dress Codes brings together the work of two artists who perform acts of translation in relation to clothing’s form and ornamentation, pressing images of historical garments—and the values encoded within them—through the interpretive interface of the grid. Though they begin from different types of source material and seek divergent ends, Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson both…

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In Focus: Merritt Johnson

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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$24.00

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 roles and responsibilities as cultural stewards. Borders are lies unless they are mountains or water. Weaving & stitching serve as physical embodiments of overlapping &…

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Donald Byrd: A Life In Dance

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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In conjunction with current exhibition The America That Is To Be, Donald Byrd will be joined by his longtime associates Sylvia Waters of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Peter Boal of the Pacific Northwest Ballet to discuss Byrd’s creative inspirations and ambitions. Moderated by guest curator Thomas F. DeFrantz, this panel will offer insight to the creative process of James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award recipient Byrd and his various successes in working within two distinguished North American cultural…

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December 2019

In Focus: Wanda Nanibush

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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$24.00

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 roles and responsibilities as cultural stewards. Performance is an act of cultural and political resistance as well as a means of remembrance and commemoration. It…

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