Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Amanda Donnan in Conversation

Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Amanda Donnan in Conversation

On the closing weekend of Jessica Jackson Hutchins: Wrecked and Righteous, join exhibiting artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins and exhibition curator Amanda Donnan for a conversation exploring twenty-five years of Hutchins’s work, from “juvenilia” in humble materials to a towering fused-glass window commissioned by the Frye. This is an excellent chance to hear directly from the artist, and audience members are invited to participate with questions of their own.

About the Presenters

Jessica Jackson Hutchins has recently presented solo exhibitions at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH (2016); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2014); the Hepworth Wakefield Museum, West Yorkshire, UK (2013); the Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI (2013); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2011). Significant group exhibitions include Makeshift at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (2018), where Hutchins first premiered her performance work; The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2013); and The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010). Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. In 2022, Hutchins was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2020, received the Merit Medal for Sculpture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hutchins holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Amanda Donnan is the former Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum, where she oversaw the artistic program and organized numerous exhibitions from 2017 to 2024. Previously she served as Director/Curator of the galleries at Seattle University, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and Production Coordinator at Art21 in New York. She holds an MA in art history from SUNY Stony Brook and a dual BFA/BS in studio art and art education from the Pennsylvania State University.

Jessica Jackson Hutchins: Wrecked and Righteous is organized by Amanda Donnan, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions.

Lead support provided by The Ford Family Foundation, administered by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.

Generous support provided by the Frye Foundation and Frye Members. Media sponsorship provided by KEXP.

Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Amanda Donnan in Conversation

A photo of woman wearing a red and black dress looking at the camera

Jessica Jackson Hutchins. Photo: Melanie Flood

May 04, 2024

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


Tickets are free, but capacity is limited. Up to two tickets per person may be reserved prior to the program. Preregistration will close at 11:59 pm PT the night prior to the program. Parking can be an issue in our area, so please plan your visit accordingly. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.   

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On-site Ticketing Policy
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the event and preregistered guests can check in at that time. If the program is sold out, walk-ins will be able to join a standby list on a first-come-first-served basis. Unclaimed tickets (regardless of registration) will be released to standby 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. Preregistered guests should arrive early to secure their tickets. 

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