Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection, 2020. Photo: Jonathan Vanderweit.

The Frye Art Museum is now open to the public Thursdays through Sundays, 11 am–5 pm! We've been working hard to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience when you visit. The Museum’s reopening guidelines meet or exceed all State-required health and safety measures—here are some policies to keep in mind as you plan your visit:

While admission remains free, a reserved timed ticket is now required to help maintain limited visitor capacity.

Art on the Mind: Ten Years of Creative Aging, 2020. Photo: Jueqian Fang.

Please leave all large bags at home. To reduce touch points, bag and coat check services will be unavailable until further notice.

Staff and all visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask.

A designated route has been developed to assist with social distancing. All visitors will enter via the ramp on Terry Avenue and exit via the Columbia Street doors.

While Café Frieda and the Museum Store remain temporarily closed, you can shop the Store online!

Anastacia-Reneé: (Don’t be Absurd) Alice in Parts, 2021. Photo: Jueqian Fang.

Current exhibitions showcase the Founding Collection as well as local artists exploring the issues of our time. (Don’t be Absurd) Alice in Parts combines poetry, objects, and video in an immersive installation by multi-genre writer and performer Anastacia-Reneé, offering a rageful meditation on gentrification—of neighborhoods and its insidious effects on the body—as seen through the eyes of her multilayered and witty character Alice Metropolis. Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection brings together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection to examine historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, probing the politics of looking and our habitual ways of viewing images of women. Art on the Mind: Ten Years of Creative Aging features artwork from participants in the Museum’s program for people living with dementia and their care partners, illustrating the success of arts engagement in bringing joy, respect, and dignity to people living with dementia while destigmatizing the disease. And don’t miss the Boren Banner Series, a new public art initiative that gives regional artists the opportunity to create a billboard-size work for the Museum’s east facade.

Now is the perfect time to rediscover the Frye Art Museum! Established in 1952 on historic First Hill, the Museum honors the legacy of founders Charles and Emma Frye by providing free access to art and ideas. Digital resources for all ages can be found at fryemuseum.blog  

Boren Banner Series: Marilyn Montufar, 2020. Photo: Jueqian Fang.

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