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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
Birmingham (left)   Ojih Odutola, Toyin   Four-color lithograph with gold leaf  2014 
Birmingham (center)   Ojih Odutola, Toyin   Four-color lithograph with gold leaf  2014 
Birmingham (right)   Ojih Odutola, Toyin   Four-color lithograph with gold leaf  2014 
Adam and Eve Dressed   Hopper, Janette K.   Linocut  1996 
Sewing Mukluks   Fejes, Claire   Etching  n.d. 
Berry Pickers   Muñoz, Rie   Woodcut  1970 
Bamboo No.1   Millett, Peter   Letterpress and woodcut  1993 
Bamboo No.2   Jet, Jimmy   Letterpress and lithograph  1993 
Bamboo No.3   McMahon, Gene Gentry   Letterpress and woodcut  1993 
Bamboo No.4   Crispwick, Mrs.   Letterpress and lithograph  1993 
Bamboo No.5   Smith, Scott   Letterpress and woodcut  1993 
Bamboo No.6   Gardiner, T. Michael   Letterpress and lithograph  1993 
Bamboo No.7   Evans, Dennis   Letterpress and print  1993 
Bamboo No.8   Bishop, Jeffrey   Letterpress and lithograph  1993 
Bamboo No.9   Blocker, Mare   Letterpress and linocut  1994 
Bamboo No.10   Paquette, Virginia   Letterpress and lithograph  1994 
Bamboo No.11   Robalino, Mauricio   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.12   Chew, C.T.   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.13   Guerra, Jose Rodriguez   Letterpress and lithograph  1994 
Bamboo No.14   Kraftt, Robert   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.15   Chacona, George   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.16   Paschkis, Julie   Letterpress and linocut  1994 
Bamboo No.17   Dennis, Lockwood   Letterpress and woodcut  1994 
Bamboo No.18   Noah, Barbara   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.19   Struck, Rebecca   Letterpress and print  1994 


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