Summer 2024 Opening Weekend Celebration

Summer 2024 Opening Weekend Celebration

Join us Friday evening through Saturday afternoon to celebrate the opening of four dynamic exhibitions! Engage and connect more deeply with the art on display through discussions and talks, art making, tours, storytelling, and more. These intergenerational offerings are designed to inspire and engage audiences of any age.

Some events require registration, more information below.

Friday, June 14

Summer 2024 Member & VIP Exhibitions Opening
6–7:30 pm
We invite Frye members and special guests to join us to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibitions. Enjoy a reception with complimentary refreshments and first access to the exhibitions, along with remarks from the artists and curators. Registration Required.

Summer 2024 Public Exhibitions Opening
7:30–9 pm
Enjoy a preview of the exhibitions and reception with no-host bar. Registration Required.

Saturday, June 15

Stephanie Syjuco and Anida Yoeu Ali in Conversation
11 am–12:15 pm, Auditorium
Join artists Stephanie Syjuco and Anida Yoeu Ali for a deep dive into the complexities of their work, moderated by Frye Art Museum Curatorial Assistant Alexis L. Silva. The conversation will focus on two anchor pieces from their concurrent Seattle exhibitions, Syjuco’s at the Frye and Ali’s at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Registration Required.

Frye in Focus Tour
1–1:45pm, Meet in the Rotunda
Join our knowledgeable Gallery Guides as they facilitate a discussion focusing on current exhibitions. Learn more about the exhibition on view as we highlight individual artworks and discuss overarching themes.

Story time with Asia Pacific Cultural Center
11:15 am–12 pm, Art Studio 

Hosted by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, kids of all ages and their care givers are invited to cozy up and enjoy stories from the Philippines, China, and Korea. From folk tales to storybooks, open your imagination to myth, fables, and traditions from around the world. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

Calligraphy with Asia Pacific Cultural Center
11 am–4:15 pm, Foyer and Art Studio

Stop by one of two calligraphy stations and practice the art of calligraphy with Asia Pacific Cultural Center by learning basic characters and brushstrokes present in many languages, including Mandarin and Korean. 

Antonia Kuo and Mark Johnson in Conversation
3–4:15 pm, Auditorium
Join us for a conversation investigating the ties that bond these two artists born over forty years apart. Moderated by Associate Curator Georgia Erger, exhibiting Artist Antonia Kuo will be joined by Mark Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Art at San Francisco State University and contemporary colleague of Wong’s. Registration Required.

More events, programming, and info to come!

Summer 2024 Opening Weekend Celebration

Two people looking at an artwork hanging on the wall

Photo: Jonathan Vanderweit

June 14–15, 2024

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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