Current Exhibitions

Through February 3

Quenton Baker: Ballast

For his first museum solo exhibition, Seattle-based poet Quenton Baker creates an immersive text environment exploring the wake of the 1841 slave revolt aboard the brig Creole. The exhibition draws on an in-process collection of poems that amplify a sense of loss or un-speakability within fragmented historical narratives.

Through September 22

Frye Salon

Frye Salon features nearly one hundred fifty paintings from the Founding Collection with selected works acquired since the Museum opened in 1952. The installation approximates the dramatic viewing experience enjoyed by visitors to the art gallery in Charles and Emma Frye’s Seattle home in the first decades of the twentieth century.