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 […]
Dec 19, 2019

Don’t miss Kiran’s amazing voice and the modern Indian sounds of her remarkable band.

Don’t miss Kiran’s amazing voice and the modern Indian sounds of her remarkable band. Sun Dec 8 Seattle WA Buy Tickets here – https://tickets.thetripledoor.net/eventperformances.asp?evt=1715 “A Sound As fresh As Tomorrow” – Seattle Times “A voice destined to enchant more than one generation” – fRoots magazine, UK Kiran Ahluwalia is a modern singer of songs originating from India and […]
Dec 8, 2019

Donald Byrd: A Life In Dance

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 […]
Nov 23, 2019

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 […]
Nov 21, 2019

MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

As a part of the Seattle presentation of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora taking place across three institutions—Frye Art Museum, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and Photographic Center Northwest—co-authors Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu will be joined by artist Berette Macaulay and photography specialist Michelle Dunn Marsh in a discussion about the global trajectories of […]
Nov 16, 2019

Dressed to Protest

In conjunction with Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson, this panel discussion unfolds the signification of identity and ideology through apparel, focusing especially on ways in which clothing has functioned as a symbolic form of resistance and coalition building for artists, political activists, and marginalized communities. Presenters: Amanda Donnan is Curator at Frye Art Museum and […]
Nov 10, 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 9, 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 […]
Oct 31, 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 […]
Oct 27, 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 […]
Oct 26, 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 […]
Oct 17, 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 […]

Donald Byrd: The America That Is To Be

Exhibition curator Thomas F. DeFrantz discusses the storied and celebrated career of iconic choreographer Donald Byrd and his decades-long movement towards creating dance that explores the terms of social justice in the United States. Sharing moving-image materials and photographs from the current Frye Museum show, as well as rarely-seen archival materials, DeFrantz will provide an […]
Oct 12, 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 […]
Sep 22, 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 […]
Sep 21, 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.
Sep 20, 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 […]
Sep 19, 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 […]
Aug 15, 2019

Gone are the goats: wedding dowries get a tech upgrade in DRC

As society modernizes, so too is the dowry system in DRC. A typical dowry can cost a groom-to-be between $1,500 and $5,000, which some local men say is financially destabilizing.
Nov 15, 2018

Uganda deforestation threatens traditional bark-cloth production

Ugandan Matuba tree bark is used for clothing, accessories and burials, but local traders struggle to find mature trees to sell because of deforestation.
Feb 7, 2018