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January 2015

Workshop with Jessika Kenney – Manifesting Song Through Breath and Pulse

January 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

To register for this workshop, follow the link: http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/5795/ In this workshop students will explore breathing techniques and sphygmology (the study of the pulse) as a precursor to learning and performing song. Jessika Kenney will discuss and teach students pulse and breathing exercises designed to heighten the aural and vocal learning experience. Jessika will also coach students on songs from the Javanese and Persian cannons, as well as her own repertoire of improvisational work. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Composer and singer…

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Opening Reception – Future Ruins: Rodrigo Valenzuela

January 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

The Frye Art Museum Board of Trustees and Director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker invite you to celebrate the opening of Future Ruins: Rodrigo Valenzuela Rodrigo Valenzuela is a Seattle-based artist and the winner of the 2013 Stranger Genius Award in visual art and 2014 Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award. Although he has exhibited widely in the United States, Valenzuela’s exhibition at the Frye Art Museum is his first solo museum exhibition and the first large-scale presentation of his work in Seattle.…

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Jessika Kenney and Friends Performance

January 31, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

A live and interactive performance within the sound and video installation Anchor Zero, with acoustic, electronic, and pre-recorded sound sources.

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February 2015

Exhibitions Opening Reception – 1900 and Pan

February 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

The Frye Art Museum Board of Trustees and Director Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker invite you to celebrate the opening of Pan: A Graphic Arts Time Capsule of Europe 1895-1900 February 21–May 3, 2015 An exhibition of graphic works published in the journal Pan, which recorded the transition from modern forms of representation in the nineteenth century to the emergence of abstraction and expressionism in the twentieth. 1900: Adornment for the Home and Body February 21–May 3, 2015 Drawing on the collection of…

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March 2015

Pan | APRIL Festival Gallery Talk with Amber Nelson

March 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

A free, informal tour of the galleries with Amber Nelson For Small Press Month, APRIL (Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature) will celebrate publications from small and independent literary producers with tours by small press editors, authors, and book designers of Pan: A Graphic Arts time Capsule of Europe 1895–1900. Contemporary small presses are part of Pan's legacy in their combination of old and new art forms as well as their support of both emerging and established artists. Tour…

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Pan | APRIL Festival Gallery Talk with Travis Meyer

March 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

A free, informal tour of the galleries with Travis Meyer. For Small Press Month, APRIL (Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature) will celebrate publications from small and independent literary producers with tours by small press editors, authors, and book designers of Pan: A Graphic Arts time Capsule of Europe 1895–1900. Contemporary small presses are part of Pan's legacy in their combination of old and new art forms as well as their support of both emerging and established artists. Tour…

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Pan | APRIL Festival Gallery Talk with Ryan Boudinot and Rebecca Brown

March 19, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

A free, informal tour of the galleries with Ryan Boudinot and Rebecca Brown. For Small Press Month, APRIL (Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature) will celebrate publications from small and independent literary producers with tours by small press editors, authors, and book designers of Pan: A Graphic Arts time Capsule of Europe 1895–1900. Contemporary small presses are part of Pan's legacy in their combination of old and new art forms as well as their support of both emerging and…

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Mindfulness Meditation

March 25, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

FREE and open to the public Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can apply present-moment awareness not only to experience art, but to all aspects of life. We can discover a calm amidst our to-do lists and more fully appreciate the gift of each day. Free, thirty-minute "drop-in" mindfulness-meditation sessions…

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July 2015

Debacle Fest presents Noise Yoga feat. Jason E Anderson, a collaboration with Hollow Earth Radio, the Frye Museum and Poseurs

July 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Noise Yoga returns for the summer season with a new home in the Frye Salon gallery space. *** Note that space is limited in the gallery, and very few walk-in spots are being held. Please register in advance to guarantee entry. Prices listed below. http://fryemuseum.org/program/noiseyoga *** ------------------------------------------- Artist :: Jason E Anderson ------------------------------------------- This special performance is presented in collaboration with Debacle Fest (https://www.facebook.com/events/916512225060813/) and will feature Jason E Anderson, "a Seattle-based artist whose work includes performance, recorded works, video,…

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September 2015

Genius / 21 Century / Seattle Opening Reception

September 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

The Frye Art Museum Board of Trustees and Director Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker invite you to celebrate the opening of Genius / 21 Century / Seattle. Featuring DJ OCnotes performing in the galleries. RSVP at the link below https://36200.blackbaudhosting.com/36200/genius-opening Genius is an unprecedented, large-scale celebration of exceptional multidisciplinary and collaborative artistic practice in Seattle in the twenty-first century. It features over sixty-five visual artists, filmmakers, writers, theater artists, composers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, and arts organizations. The exhibition and its more than thirty-five…

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October 2015

Genius Literary Festival – Matt Briggs, Gary Groth, and John Olson

October 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Break the Genre What are the boundaries and limits of genre? Readings by Matt Briggs, Gary Groth, and John Olson are followed by a moderated panel discussion as part of an ongoing Literary Festival taking place at the Frye this Fall as part of the exhibition Genius / 21 Century / Seattle. Use the link above to register, seating is limited. Matt Briggs is the author of eight books. The Publication Studio recently released Virility Rituals of North American Teenage…

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Performance

October 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

BECOMING SOMETHING, WITHIN WITHOUT This work aims to showcase the process, progression, and product of a new dance. Over the course of the work you will watch a new dance be created and performed. This work features Pacific Northwest Ballet Professional Division students and a selection of songs by musical group Animals as Leaders. —Ezra Thomson Commissioned by the Frye Art Museum and funded by the Frye Foundation. This performance is presented as part of Genius / 21 Century /…

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Chris Jeffries and Sarah Rudinoff Performance

October 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

MIX/WORRY The first two Genius Award winners in Theater, Chris Jeffries (2003) and Sarah Rudinoff (2004) will present a night of scintillating repartee and song, created especially for The Frye Genius / 21 Century / Seattle exhibition. Composer/lyricist Chris Jeffries and performer Sarah Rudinoff have 50 years of experience between them in every kind of medium from camp to the avant-garde. The performance will include original music, interpreted classics and as much truth and lies as can be held in…

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Chris Jeffries and Sarah Rudinoff Performance

October 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

MIX/WORRY The first two Genius Award winners in Theater, Chris Jeffries (2003) and Sarah Rudinoff (2004) will present a night of scintillating repartee and song, created especially for The Frye Genius / 21 Century / Seattle exhibition. Composer/lyricist Chris Jeffries and performer Sarah Rudinoff have 50 years of experience between them in every kind of medium from camp to the avant-garde. The performance will include original music, interpreted classics and as much truth and lies as can be held in…

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Genius Literary Festival – Rebecca Brown and Ellen Forney

October 24, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Why Seattle? Seattle, this dim, beautiful place—why make it home, how does it affect your writing? Readings are followed by a moderated panel discussion as part of an ongoing Literary Festival taking place at the Frye this Fall as part of the exhibition Genius / 21 Century / Seattle. Use the link above to register, seating is limited. Rebecca Brown is the author of twelve books including American Romances, The Gifts of the Body, and The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary.…

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Marya Sea Kaminski Performance

October 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

THE MYSTERIOUS OTHERS First they came to the office, snickering and spreading vicious lies. Then they started driving through his neighborhood at night, slowing down in sinister fashion and speeding off before he could catch a good look. Finally, they climbed inside the walls of his house and under the surface of his mind, scratching on the other side of sense. In this multi-media performance, Kaminski returns to the solo form, and uses text, video and terrible jokes to conjure…

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November 2015

We were. zoe | juniper

November 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Durational Performance An immersive environment with video projections and sound. September 26, 2015–January 10, 2016; durational performances September 26, November 5 and 12, December 3. Commissioned by the Frye Art Museum and funded by the Frye Foundation. Frye Art Museum presented zoe | juniper in Mw , 2012. 2013 Stranger Genius award winner and three-time Princess Grace awardee zoe | juniper is a Seattle-based dance and visual arts team that has been described as a “crazy dream you just can’t…

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Genius Literary Festival – Heather McHugh and Maged Zaher

November 7, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

The Embarrassment of Genius The embarrassment of genius—what did being described as genius do to these authors? Readings are followed by a moderated panel discussion as part of an ongoing Literary Festival taking place at the Frye this Fall as part of the exhibition Genius / 21 Century / Seattle. Use the link above to register, seating is limited. Heather McHugh’s works of poetry, essays, and translation include Dangers (Houghton Mifflin), A World Of Difference (Houghton Mifflin),To The Quick (Wesleyan…

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City Light – John Osebold

November 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

In lieu of a formal retrospective, John Osebold / Jose Bold put together a selection of music, theatrical moments, and video from his catalogue and re-arranged them, along with a few new bits, into a new work that showcases his penchant for unique arrangements, surreal humor, and Pacific Northwest imagery. Commissioned by the Frye Art Museum and funded by the Frye Foundation. John Osebold is a writer, musician, and performer in Seattle. In addition to creating more than 20 original…

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We were. zoe | juniper

November 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Durational Performance An immersive environment with video projections and sound. September 26, 2015–January 10, 2016; durational performances September 26, November 5 and 12, December 3. Commissioned by the Frye Art Museum and funded by the Frye Foundation. Frye Art Museum presented zoe | juniper in Mw , 2012. 2013 Stranger Genius award winner and three-time Princess Grace awardee zoe | juniper is a Seattle-based dance and visual arts team that has been described as a “crazy dream you just can’t…

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Cherdonna Shinatra, Patron Saint of Velocity

November 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Jody Kuehner will perform Cherdonna Shinatra, Patron Saint of Velocity—an early manifestation of a performance to premiere in June 2016 as part of Velocity’s 20th Anniversary season. This performance is part of a suite of queer, feminist dance performances by drag/dance bio-fem Cherdonna to be developed, in part, through Velocity’s Made in Seattle new dance development program. Cherdonna’s “action painting” performance is an homage to the feminist performance tradition of the female body as canvas and political territory for social…

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December 2015

We were. zoe | juniper

December 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Durational Performance An immersive environment with video projections and sound. September 26, 2015–January 10, 2016; durational performances September 26, November 5 and 12, December 3. Commissioned by the Frye Art Museum and funded by the Frye Foundation. Frye Art Museum presented zoe | juniper in Mw , 2012. 2013 Stranger Genius award winner and three-time Princess Grace awardee zoe | juniper is a Seattle-based dance and visual arts team that has been described as a “crazy dream you just can’t…

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Lori Goldston: Pollen Performance

December 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Pollen is a suite of scores that create a space for collective vision among and between performers and observers from similar or widely divergent backgrounds. The scores are a means of conveyance for ideas, atmospheres, ways of working from person to person, and place to place, and collective envisioning. The scores will be premiered throughout a three-day residency of open rehearsals and informal performances in the Large Greathouse Gallery as a platform to bring ideas, intuition, experience, and a receptive…

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C. Davida Ingram: Artist Talk

December 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

C. Davida Ingram will give a talk on her video installation Avatar: Fanon and Decca, which explores subjectivity and narrative conventions through nonlinear storytellingand the ersatz interviews with her avatars, artist Fanon Brown and art critic Decca Jones. Ingram and her collaborators, Amontaine Aurore and Inye Wokoma, will engage in discussion that examines the nature of their collaboration for Avatar but also their experiences as artists working in multiple disciplines. About the Artists C. Davida Ingram received the 2014 Stranger…

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October 2016

African Art of the Early Twentieth Century

October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

The Frye Art Museum and the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) have partnered to develop a series of four lectures on the visual culture of the African continent and its diaspora. This series will explore the history and practice of artists of African descent, drawing connections between the African continent and its diaspora as the locus of Africanity. This is the second lecture of the series. Mark Auslander, Ph.D., anthropologist and scholar of the Black Atlantic, presents a lecture examining…

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December 2016

Root to Branch: The Film Work of Ousmane Sembene, Gloria Rolando

December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

The Frye Art Museum and the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) have partnered to develop a series of four lectures on the visual culture of the African continent and its diaspora. This series will explore the history and practice of artists of African descent, drawing connections between the African continent and its diaspora as the locus of Africanity. This is the fourth lecture of the series. A lecture by Frye Art Museum Educator Negarra A. Kudumu addressing the aesthetic tendencies…

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June 2017

ALIVE Exhibition Public Opening

June 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Join us to celebrate the opening of ALIVE Flora, Light, and Water in the Seattle Landscape! ALIVE Flora, Light, and Water in the Seattle Landscape, a Partnership for Youth Exhibition, is an exploration of Seattle’s urban landscape through digital photography. Created during twelve after-school sessions in March–May 2017, this collection of images showcases the city as it emerges into spring—at times blooming and verdant, at others drenched and gray. ALIVE Flora, Light, and Water in the Seattle Landscape is organized…

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REAL TALK: LGBTQ Conversations for Change

June 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

SEATTLE PRIDE KICK-OFF EVENT: Seattle Pride is hosting "REAL TALK: LGBTQ Conversations for Change" - a town hall seriesthat will focus on critical, frank discussions of Seattle’s community perspectives, including conversations about pride, racism and nationalism in LGBTQ communities, access to safety and spaces and LGBTQ experiences with local law enforcement. This town hall will include both experiential activities, small and large group conversations. This town hall will feature a short panel of perspectives navigating LGBTQ communities by three well-known…

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September 2017

Storme Webber in Conversation with Miranda Belarde-Lewis

September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Join artist Storme Webber and curator Miranda Belarde-Lewis in conversation about the exhibition Casino: A Palimpsest. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, and may be picked up at the information table located in the foyer outside the auditorium thirty minutes prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating and capacity is limited, so please arrive early. As a special benefit, Frye members may reserve free tickets in advance to guarantee seating. To…

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Valorizing Our Beloveds Workshop Series

September 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Saturday, September 16, 2017 12 - 3 pm Saturday, September 23, 2017 12 - 3 pm Saturday, September 30, 2017 12 - 3 pm Location Frye Art Studio Storme Webber invites the community to participate in a workshop facilitating a process of creative remembrance as social and personal history. In this three-session course, participants bring in family photographs to use as a mechanism for considering evidence and imaginings, facts and fiction, and above all to reflect upon the spirits of…

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Uncollectable Treasures | Storme Webber + Ernestine Hayes

September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Uncollectable Treasures Performance with Storme Webber and Ernestine Hayes Storme Webber and acclaimed author and scholar Ernestine Hayes will perform a new collaborative work, combining spoken word, and song. Together they will share urban, Alaskan Native mixed-blood stories from the place of poetry, spirit, and the sacred land, woven together with the jazz shadings that illuminate journeys and wanderlust. http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/6706/ Free tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, and may be picked up at the information table…

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October 2017

Safe Thus Far | Storme Webber + Patrick Haggerty

October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Experience tales of love and creative resistance within Seattle’s LGBTQ community told through song and poetry. This special performance features Storme Webber and longtime family friend, fellow activist, and mentor Patrick Haggerty. http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/6697/ Free tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, and may be picked up at the information table located in the foyer outside the auditorium thirty minutes prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating and capacity is limited, so please…

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December 2017

Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings Screening

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States
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  Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris is one of seven artists who contributed to the Visual AIDS video project for World AIDS Day 2017, "Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings" which screens around the country, including at Seattle's Frye Museum on December 1, 2017, World AIDS Day. In honor of World AIDS Day and the 28th iteration of Visual AIDS' Day With(out) Art, the Frye Art Museum has partnered with Visual AIDS to present the film ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, a collaborative video project curated by…

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October 2018

Special Halloween Tour

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Peer into the dark, mystical recesses of the human psyche through the lens of art history, just in time for Halloween! Explore the Munich Secessionists’ obsession with séances, the occult, and primal human urges through favorite works from the Frye Salon. Tap into your subconscious—whether that leads to the divine or into despair—with contemporary works from special exhibition Group Therapy. What could be scarier than confronting our own demons? This tour will engage with mature subject matter and is intended…

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November 2018

Alternate Endings, Activist Risings

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States
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In honor of World AIDS Day and the 29th iteration of Visual AIDS' Day With(out) Art, the Frye Art Museum has partnered with Visual AIDS to present the film ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, a collaborative video project featuring short videos by six community organizations and collectives ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. These works highlight the impact of art in HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS reflects the…

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April 2019

Last Ditch Effort: Discussion with Cherdonna Shinatra and DONNA

April 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States
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Join Jody Kuehner, aka Cherdonna Shinatra, and DONNA dance artists Allison Burke, Jenna Eady, Carlin Kramer, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Julia Sloane, and Katie Wyeth for a post-show discussion following their final performance of DITCH, moderated by exhibition curator David Strand. This talk-back will offer a chance for the dancers to reflect on their experiences performing at the museum over the course of three months and take questions from the audience. --- https://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/7151/ --- ABOUT THE PRESENTERS Jody Kuehner is a 2017…

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September 2019

The Confining Image of Femininity

September 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States
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In a discussion of themes addressed by Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum, exhibition curator Naomi Hume will explore how painters structured the viewer’s relationship to the depicted girls and women. Nineteenth-century European artists usually framed such encounters to reinforce socially accepted power dynamics between men and women. How do subtle painterly choices convey a glance, as opposed to a stare? How does a painter suggest that a woman accidentally, thrillingly, catches the viewer’s eye rather than steadily,…

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