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Recent Acquisitions

The Frye Art Museum continues to strategically build its collection through purchases and gifts, both deepening existing areas of strength and diversifying holdings to reflect the Museum’s expansive curatorial program and Seattle’s globalized present. Acquisitions of the last ten years demonstrate the Museum’s commitment to growing and contextualizing its distinctive historical collections of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and American art while broadening its holdings of contemporary works to embrace previously underrepresented identities, perspectives, and forms of expression. To some extent, acquisitions mirror the Museum’s exhibition history, creating a material record of the institution’s engagement with local, national, and international artists and commemorating the special audience connection formed through temporary presentations. Contemporary artworks chosen for the collection often respond to or complicate the narratives around mediums and genres traditionally associated with the Frye, like painting, landscape, and portraiture.

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Title Artist Medium Date
Forward in the Defense of the Urals!   Apsit, Aleksander   Poster reproduction  1919, printed 1967 
Defend Petrograd with Your Own Life!   Apsit, Aleksander   Poster reproduction  1919, printed 1967 
February 23, 1919 – The Red Army Is the Guardian of the Proletarian Revolution   Unknown   Poster reproduction  1919, printed 1967 
The Enemy Wants to Take Moscow, the Heart of Soviet Russia. The Enemy Must Be Destroyed – Forward, Comrades!   Fidman, Vladimir Ivanovich   Poster reproduction  1919, printed 1967 
Mount Your Horses, Workers and Peasants! The Russian Cavalry Is the Guarantee of Victory   Unknown   Poster reproduction  1919, printed 1967 

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