Through August 23
Bringing together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection, Unsettling Femininity examines historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to probe the politics of looking and question our habitual ways of viewing images of women.
Through June 7
Mary Henry devoted nearly four decades to creating distinctive works of geometric abstraction. This pair of tonal diptychs distills her impressions of the pale tones and broad glacial expanses of Alaska, and exemplifies the opportunities for experimentation and growth the artist found within the confines of Minimalism.
Through April 19
Subspontaneous brings together the work of two Seattle-based artists who collaborate with gravity, time, and the forces of nature in their sculptural practices. In form and content, the exhibition proposes a mutualistic model of co-creation, celebrating contingency, entanglement, and interdependence.
Through April 19
Rebecca Brewer’s work straddles the boundary between abstraction and representation to evoke fragmented memories and flowing organic forms. Natural Horror features two recent bodies of work that operate in the idiom of painting but employ materials and techniques associated with craft practices such as felting and embossing.
February 15–April 19, 2020
Agnieszka Polska creates hallucinatory computer-generated media works that operate at the intersection of language, history, and scientific theory to illuminate issues of individual and social responsibility. This exhibition presents two video installations that address the urgent global issue of climate change and the specter of mass extinction.
May 9–August 2, 2020
With works in all media by nearly eighty artists, Black Refractions celebrates The Studio Museum in Harlem’s role as a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. Organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Studio Museum in Harlem, this landmark exhibition proposes a plurality of narratives of black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding the Studio Museum’s powerful collection.
August 22, 2020–January 10, 2021
Anastacia-Reneé: (Don’t be Absurd) Alice in Parts
Combining poetry, assemblage, and video, this immersive installation by multi-genre writer and performer Anastacia-Reneé offers a rageful meditation on the gentrification of the black body, black neighborhoods, and blackness itself as seen through the eyes of her complicated and humorous character “Alice.”
Many internationally renowned and locally revered artists have exhibited at the Frye since it first opened in 1952. Find more information on exhibitions and artists in our exhibition archive.
Catalogues are published by the Frye in conjunction with our exhibitions. Each book features photographs of artworks and installation images accompanied by essays and historical texts by scholars, art historians, and artists. Catalogues are available for purchase in the Museum Store as well as for purchase online.