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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
Arctic Twilight   Machetanz, Fred   Oil on Masonite  1957 
Berchtesgaden en Bavaria (Berchtesgaden in Bavaria)   Triebel, Carl   Oil on canvas  ca. 1880 
Harlequin Woman   Cumming, William   Tempera on board  1955 
Hermann H. Frye, father of Charles H. Frye   Raschen, Henry   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Horses Crossing Stream   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas board  n.d. 
Inside the Tent   Fejes, Claire   Oil on canvas  ca. 1976 
Karla Kay Keeley   Fullmer, Ray   Oil on canvas  ca. 1952-57 
Landscape #7   Browning, Matt   Tree sap on handmade wood panel  2012 
Louisa Rier Frye, mother of Charles H. Frye   Raschen, Henry   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Mädchen mit Guitare (Girl with Guitar)   Schneider-Blumberg, Bernhard   Oil on canvas  1914 
Mt. McKinley from the Headwaters of the Talkeetna River, Alaska   Laurence, Sydney   Oil on canvas  1918 
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 canvas  n.d. 
Packhorses at Mt. Rainier   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on board  n.d. 
Portrait of a woman   Hickmann, Fritz   Oil on canvas mounted to board  1855 
River   Lowly, Tim   Acrylic on panel  2004 
Shepherd in the Hills   Rosa, Salvator (attributed to)   Oil on linen  n.d. 
St. Joseph's, Cordova, Alaska   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on Masonite  n.d. 
Tanana Native, Wood River Camp   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas board  n.d. 
Target Practice Off Cape Cod, Provincetown   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on board  n.d. 
Tatoosh Range   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on board  n.d. 
The Squaw Man   Ziegler, Eustace Paul   Oil on canvas board  n.d. 
this trembling turf (the shallows)   Peters, Mary Ann   White ink  2018 
To a Flame   White, Anthony   PLA (plastic) on panel  2019 


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