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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
Untitled [Portrait of an elderly woman]   Unknown, American   Oil on canvas  19th century 
Untitled [Details of serpent from Die Sünde (Sin) by Franz von Stuck]   Liu Ding   Oil on canvas  2012 
Untitled [Frame from Die Sünde (Sin) by Franz von Stuck]   Liu Ding   Oil on canvas  2012 
Untitled [Details of serpent from Die Sünde (Sin) by Franz von Stuck]   Liu Ding   Oil on canvas  2012 
Untitled   Troyon, Constant   Oil on linen  1860-65 
Untitled [Country lane with house and barn]   Bongart, Sergei   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Untitled [Mt. McKinley]   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas  1939 
Packhorses at Mt. Rainier   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
St. Joseph's, Cordova, Alaska   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on Masonite  n.d. 
Tatoosh Range   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on board  n.d. 
Horses Crossing Stream   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas board  n.d. 
Mt. Rainier and Cabins   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on panel  n.d. 
Native Woman and Dog   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on board  n.d. 
Packhorses at Mt. Rainier   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on board  n.d. 
Untitled [Packhorses, Mt. McKinley]   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas board  n.d. 
Untitled [Schooner]   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Tanana Native, Wood River Camp   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas board  n.d. 
The Squaw Man   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas board  n.d. 
Target Practice Off Cape Cod, Provincetown   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on board  n.d. 
Untitled [Mt. McKinley]   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on board  n.d. 
Harlequin Woman   Cumming, William   Tempera on board  1955 


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