October 4, 2014 – January 4, 2015
URL to IRL. It’s that thing where you ♥ an image and that painting goes in an exhibition. You do what you do: Like what you like.
This fall, the Frye Founding Collection is crowd-curated.
The most Liked paintings are being shown in the galleries along with the names and comments of 4,468 people from around the globe who voted on social media for their favorite paintings.
Between Monday, August 11, and Friday, August 22, 2014, photos of our paintings were posted across Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr.
In the spirit of the “citizen curator” celebrated at the Frye in recent exhibitions including The Seattle Project (2010) and Beloved (2012), we are disrupting museum practice and turning the Frye over to you.
There are 232 paintings in the Founding Collection. You decided which are in #SocialMedium. You are the curator.
"The show is a hit."
The Wall Street Journal
“Not only a beautifully condensed cross section of the world's taste in art, but also a compelling portrait of our present day modes of connection and communication.”