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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|Brooks Range||Henry, Mary||Colored pencil on paper||1975|
|North Slope #15, Kuparuk||Henry, Mary||Colored pencil on paper||1975|
|Du jaroj da seksa perforto kontrau virinaj Egiptaj manifestaciantoj, kaj jam ni portas trancilojn en la stratoj...||Lesperance, Ellen||Gouache and graphite on tea-stained paper||2014|
|Eat Frye's Baby Beef||Steinbrueck, Victor||Pen and ink on paper||1973|
|Sketch for The Pig Went Down to the Harbor and Wept #3||Woodring, Jim||Pencil and acrylic ink on paper||2016|
|The Pig Went Down to the Harbor and Wept #6||Woodring, Jim||Acrylic ink on paper||2016|
|Red Car||Rivers, Gene||Chalk pastel on illustration board||ca. 1988|
|Untitled [Uli figure from New Ireland, Melanesia, early 20th century]||Juvonen, Helmi Dagmar||Pencil and ink on paper||ca. 1967-68|
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