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December 2019

Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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