CLOSING TIME The Frye Art Museum will be closed April 16 through July 14 for renovations. Education programs and lectures will continue at the Skyline a block away during the closure, but the museum’s current exhibitions by Susie J. Lee, Li Chen, and a "Beloved" collection cocurated by 90-year-old art patron Frieda Sondland, will wrap up this weekend. Lee will chat with local film critic Robert Horton at 2pm on Sunday; it’s a good time to ask her how she made it rain indoors.
LAST CHANCE Seattle Art Museum’s blockbuster Gauguin and Polynesia exhibit will close on April 29; the downtown branch will stay open late April 23–29, from 10–9, to accommodate the procrastinators. It’s recommended that you buy tickets ahead of time at seattleartmuseum.org/gauguin.
IN THE WORKS São Paulo–based artist Sandra Cinto has been holed up inside the Paccar Pavilion at Olympic Sculpture Park since the beginning of the month, covering its walls with a stormy seascape that invokes the tempest in Hokusai’s Japanese woodblock prints. Armed with some pretty simple materials (blue paint, silver paint pens), Cinto and her team of assistants and local volunteers have crafted a finely detailed Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) that churns inside as the waters of Elliott Bay lap the park’s nearby shoreline. The piece will be on display April 14, 2012–April 14, 2013.