Press Reviews


Hyperallergic, April 10, 2020
Nature-Inspired Artworks Tap Into the Dark Side of the Psyche
By Lindsay Costello

Visual Art Source, April 4, 2020
Francesca Lohmann and Rob Rhee
By T.s. Flock

International Examiner, March 24, 2020
Rob Rhee at the Frye Art Museum: A life and its shape
By Danielle Quenelle

this is tomorrow, March 17, 2020
Agnieszka Polska: Love Bite
By Laurel V. McLaughlin

The Stranger, March 11, 2020
Get High for Love Bite at the Frye
By Charles Mudede

The Stranger, February 18, 2020
Currently Hanging: Agnieszka Polska’s “The Happiest Thought” at Frye Art Museum
By Jasmyne Keimig

Seattle's Child, February 15, 2020
Have a family encounter with art at the Frye Art Museum’s Community Day
By Fiona Cohen

The Stranger, February 5, 2020
Currently Hanging: Frye Art Museum’s Recent Acquisitions: Mary Henry
By Jasmyne Keimig


International Examiner, December 31, 2019
Meet Michelle Cheng, The Frye Art Museum’s Director of Education and Community Partnerships
By Fred Wong

Apollo, November 29, 2019
Women looking at men looking at them – at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle
By Sarah Bochicchio

The New York Times, November 28, 2019
Can Dance Make a More Just America? Donald Byrd Is Working on It
By Siobhan Burke

Seattle Dances, November 26, 2019
Byrd at the Frye
By Johanna Berliner

The Daily, October 15, 2019
Seattle choreographer’s work celebrated in new exhibition at Frye Art Museum
By Iseabel Nance

Seattle Magazine, October 1, 2019
Frye Art Museum Fetes Seattle Choreographer Donald Byrd with a Retrospective
By Gavin Borchert

The Stranger , September 27, 2019
Currently Hanging: Gabriel von Max’s “Seifenblasen (Soap Bubbles)” at Frye Art Museum
By Jasmyne Keimig

Seattle Met, September 25, 2019
The Frye’s Arbus Bonus Explodes How We See Diane Arbus
By Stefan Milne

International Examiner, August 26, 2019
Jane Wong navigates intergenerational trauma, familial history and more in first solo exhibition
By Clarissa Gines

Hyperallergic, August 26, 2019
A Poetic Feast Conjures Familial Immigrant Histories
By Lindsay Costello

Art Critique , August 10, 2019
Frye Art Museum acquires four contemporary works through partnership with Seattle Art Fair
By Katherine Keener

KUOW, August 8, 2019
Poems on gilded tables: poet Jane Wong prepares an altar for her ghosts to feast
By Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong

Artforum, August 5, 2019
Frye Art Museum Acquires Four Works From Seattle Art Fair

Seattle Weekly, July 23, 2019
Seattle Art Fair renews partnership with Frye Art Museum
By Seattle Weekly

The Stranger, July 23, 2019
Currently Hanging: “Birmingham” at Frye Art Museum
By Jasmyne Keimig

KUOW, July 23, 2019
“Country music is about two four-letter words: love and loss”
By Bill Radke

International Examiner, July 22, 2019
UW professor Sonal Khullar speaks at Frye Art Museum on her current book about South Asian contemporary art
By Chris Juergens

The Stranger, June 19, 2019
A Show at the Frye Art Museum That Resonates in an Unintentional Way
By Jasmyne Keimig

The Seattle Times, June 7, 2019
With disco balls and gorgeously cinematic installations, this artist is creating deeply subversive work at the Frye
By Brendan Kiley

Preview, June 1, 2019
Close-Up: David Strand, Frye’s New Exhibitions Head, Builds on Rich Collection Heritage
By Matthew Kangas

Seattle Met, May 29, 2019
Jane Wong’s Work Brightly Haunts the Frye
By Stefan Milne

The Magazine, May 24, 2019
Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It
By Briana Olson

i-D, May 1, 2019
Cherdonna Shinatra is creating joyful spaces through queer feminist art
By Sara Radin

NW Theatre, April 26, 2019
DITCH: Cherdonna & DONNA’s Circus Comes to an End
By R. Barron

The Seattle Times, April 11, 2019
Are LGBTQ seniors dying of loneliness? It’s possible, research says
By Nicole Brodeur

ARTnews, March 28, 2019
Pictures at an Exhibition | Cherdonna Shinatra: DITCH

Seattle Met, March 20, 2019
Get Yourself to the Frye. It’s Full of Excellent Exhibitions.
By Stefan Milne

Vanguard Seattle, March 14, 2019
The Frye Has Never Looked Better, and That Is Saying Something
By T.s. Flock

Hyperallergic, March 4, 2019
Tschabalala Self’s Avatars of Black Womanhood
By Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud

The Seattle Times, February 27, 2019
Cherdonna Shinatra takes her subversive clowning to Frye Art Museum with ‘DITCH’
By Becs Richards

The Stranger, February 27, 2019
Using Colored Pencils to Transcend the Digital
By Jasmyne Keimig

Lonely Arts Club, February 26, 2019
This is Not an Article: Just Go to the Frye Art Museum Now!
By Sarah E. Miller

Seattle Magazine, February 25, 2019
An Afternoon at the Frye With Cherdonna, Cher, and DONNA
By Gavin Borchert

The Stranger, February 13, 2019
Black Female Bodies Like You Rarely See Them
By Jasmyne Keimig

Seattle Weekly, February 13, 2019
Clowning Around at the Frye with Cherdonna Shinatra’s ‘Ditch’
By Seth Sommerfeld

NBC News, January 30, 2019
12 must-see LGBTQ art shows around the world
By Dan Allen

The Spectator, January 30, 2019
Tschabalala Self: Telling a Tale Through the Body
By Nicole Golba

Art Zone with Nancy Guppy, January 25, 2019
The powerful vision of poet Quenton Baker

Urban Cultural Studies, January 23, 2019
On ‘Ballast’, black geographies, and gathering in: an interview with Quenton Baker
By Jasmine Mahmoud

Seattle Met, January 22, 2019
Cherdonna Shinatra’s Wild New Dance Installation Hits the Frye Art Museum
By Stefan Milne

The Stranger, January 16, 2019
Cherdonna Performs at the Frye Every Day for Three Months Straight
By Katie Kurtz


Seattle Met, December 28, 2018
10 Great Seattle Arts Moments in 2018
By Stefan Milne

KUOW, December 13, 2018
Quenton Baker on The Record
By Bill Radke

SeattleDances, December 3, 2018
DanceCrush Spotlight: Cherdonna
By Richael Best

Art in America, December 1, 2018
“Group Therapy”
By Emily Pothast

Crosscut, November 13, 2018
How do artists respond to anxiety? ‘Group Therapy’
By Michael Upchurch

The Falcon, October 24, 2018
The Frye addresses well-being through “Group Therapy”
By Hailey Nelson

The Stranger, October 10, 2018
Finding Solace from the Horribleness of the World in Group Therapy at the Frye
By Katie Kurtz

Crosscut, October 5, 2018
How an 1841 slave revolt resonates in 2018 Seattle
By Brangien Davis

City Arts, September 26, 2018
Poetic Justice
By Margo Vansynghel

Seattle Weekly, September 21, 2018
Searching for Relief in the Frye’s ‘Group Therapy’
By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Met, September 19, 2018
While the Frye’s Group Therapy Isn’t a Cure-All, It’s Worth a Session
By Stefan Milne Tech Talk Blog, September 13, 2018
Benchmarking Success: Teens Succeed as Design Thinkers
By Rosalind Brazel

The Stranger, August 29, 2018
Look Into This Jaguar’s Eyes
By Emily Pothast, August 29, 2018
Film conjures up past feelings for moviegoers
By Jimmy Hall

Seattle Met, August 14, 2018
In His Frye Museum Installation, Quenton Baker Finds Lost Voices
By Stefan Milne

Seattle Art Fair, July 23, 2018
Greg Kucera and Frye Art Museum: Uplifting Regional Talent

Missoula Independent, July 19, 2018
Can community design take the loneliness and angst out of aging?
By Erika Fredrickson

Art & Object, July 6, 2018
“Pocket Full of Posies” Examines Dual Cultural Identities at the Frye
By Megan Robinson

The Seattle Times, July 6, 2018
Juventino Aranda’s gallows humor lands with the crushing force of grief at Seattle’s Frye Art Museum
By Brendan Kiley

The Stranger, June 6, 2018
What Looking at Landscapes Can Do to You
By Rebecca Brown

Preview, June 1, 2018
Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet
By Matthew Kangas

The Daily, May 21, 2018
Wander through proto-Impressionist landscapes at the Frye’s newest exhibit
By Marissa Gaston

Art Practical, May 8, 2018
Becoming Undone: Ko Kirk Yamahira at the Frye Art Museum
By Meshell Sturgis

South Seattle Emerald, April 30, 2018
Artists Examine Black Panther Party’s International Legacy
By Agazit Afeworki

City Arts, April 23, 2018
Preview: The Visual Influence of the Black Panther Party
By Margo Vansynghel

International Examiner, April 20, 2018
Time is of the Essence: The work of Ko Kirk Yamahira
By Susan Kunimatsu

The Stranger, March 23, 2018
New Work At Frye by Bahamian Artist Tavares Strachan Has the Pacific Northwest in Mind
By Leah St. Lawrence

Canadian Art, March 22, 2018
An Indigenous Feminist Defines Beauty for the Next Generation
By Hank Cooper

The New York Times, March 13, 2018
The Museums Times Reporters Like to Visit on Their Days Off
By The Editors of The New York Times

City Arts, March 8, 2018
Ko Kirk Yamahira Deconstructs Abstraction at the Frye
By Margo Vansynghel

Secret Location blog, February 16, 2018
Tavares Strachan: Always, Sometimes, Never
By Carey Melnichuk

KXSU Seattle U Radio, February 15, 2018
Reflecting on the Submerged: Tavares Strachan’s New Show at the Frye
By Anni Christensen

Seattle Weekly, February 14, 2018
Re-Presenting Black History in Art
By T.S. Flock

Art Practical, February 13, 2018
Tavares Strachan: Always, Sometimes, Never at Frye Art Museum
By Catherine Nueva España

The Spectator, February 11, 2018
Encouraging Community Reflection at the Frye
By Hunter Uechi

The Spectator, February 7, 2018
Movie Magic Aids Memory Loss at the Frye Art Museum
By Natalie Monahan

The Seattle Times, February 6, 2018
Artist Tavares Strachan’s show at Frye packed with subversive drama
By Gary Faigin

Peninsula Daily News, February 5, 2018
‘Meet Me at the Movies’ program debuts Tuesday at Rose Theatre in Port Townsend
By Diane Urbani de la Paz

The Daily, February 1, 2018
Exhibit review: ‘Always, Sometimes, Never’
By Chamidae Ford

Hyperallergic, January 12, 2018
A Tlingit Artist’s Contemporary Take on Her Vanishing Culture
By Erin Langner

The Stranger, January 3, 2018
In One Gray Hair, Alison Marks Explores the Tensions Between Tradition and Innovation
By Emily Pothast


The Stranger, December 11, 2017
You’ll Be Seeing Some Very Compelling Work at the Frye Art Museum, Thanks to the James W. Ray Awards
By Amber Cortes

Art in America, December 4, 2017
Storme Webber
By Minh Nguyen

The Seattle Times, November 21, 2017
Alison Marks’ show at Frye Art Museum shows satirical sensibility
By Michael Upchurch

Visual Art Source, November 17, 2017
Manuel Álvarez Bravo
By Matthew Kangas

The Seattle Times, November 16, 2017
Art in the Instagram age: How social media is shaping art and how you experience it
By Jennifer Sokolowsky

The Stranger, November 10, 2017
A Sanctuary Room in Frye Museum’s Exhibit Mexico’s Poet of Light
By Leah St. Lawrence

City Arts, November 9, 2017
Tlingit American Artist Alison Marks Navigates Two Cultures
By Margo Vansynghel

Vanguard Seattle, November 3, 2017
Bravo’s Photos are Lucidly Lost Between Worlds at the Frye
By T.s. Flock

King 5 Evening, November 1, 2017
Saint Bryan hosts from the Frye Art Museum. Featuring: Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Mexico’s Poet of Light

ARTnews, October 16, 2017
Pictures at an Exhibition | Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Mexico’s Poet of Light

The Stranger, October 11, 2017
The Indigenous Family That Found Refuge in an Old Seattle Gay Bar
By Emily Pothast

The Seattle Times, October 2, 2017
Photographers transcend in 2 new Frye shows
By Michael Upchurch

Seattle Met, September 20, 2017
Documentary, Abstractions, and Weird High School Rituals at the Frye
By Isabel Boutiette

Medium, September 8, 2017
DoctorFarmerWaitress Visits Storme Webber
By Sarah Jo Ward

King 5 New Day Northwest, August 28, 2017
Exhibit Spotlights Seattle Nightclub’s Unique Place in West Coast History

ARTnews, August 23, 2017
Pictures at an Exhibition | Amie Siegel: Interiors

City Arts, August 18, 2017
Transforming Yourself in the Gallery
By Margo Vansynghel

KUOW Public Radio , August 17, 2017
Seattle’s LGBTQ history that isn’t all white, all middle class, all male
By Ann Dornfeld

The Seattle Times, August 11, 2017
Frye show strikes balance between family history, social commentary
By Gayle Clemans

Seattle Weekly, August 9, 2017
Storme Webber’s Stories of Survival
By Christy Carley

The Seattle Review of Books, August 9, 2017
Literary Event of the Week: Casino: A Palimpsest
By Paul Constant

Seattle Weekly, August 2, 2017
Best of Seattle 2017 Reader Poll: Best Museum

Artforum, July 26, 2017
Frye Art Museum Names Amanda Donnan Curator

Seattle Weekly, July 12, 2017
A Chair, Yet So Much More
By Minh Nguyen

UW News, July 3, 2017
Q & A: Janelle Taylor on ‘exemplary friends’ of people with dementia
By Kim Eckart

Seattle's Child, June 1, 2017
Gather ‘round for Favorite Seattle Story Times
By Jiaying Grygiel

The Seattle Times, May 31, 2017
Review: At the Frye, learn how discarded furniture in India finds its way to luxurious living rooms
By Michael Upchurch

Arts Stage - Seattle Rage, May 25, 2017
Two Exhibitions at the Frye Museum
By Nancy Worrsam

The Stranger, May 10, 2017
The Stranger’s Guide to the Best Places to See Art in Seattle
By Emily Pothast

Washington Post, April 21, 2017
Support grows for small agency with big reach on Trump’s budget death row
By Joe Davidson

Travel + Leisure, April 1, 2017
A Local’s Favorite Seattle Experiences: Frye Art Museum
By Rachel Eggers

Madame Figaro, March 31, 2017
Seattle, la nouvelle escale arty américaine
By Paola Genone

The Stranger , March 22, 2017
Jim Woodring’s The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunset and Wept Is a Riveting If Slightly Unsatisfying Dream
By Katie Kurtz

Visual Art Source, March 10, 2017
Editors’ Roundtable | Archipenko: A Modern Legacy
By Matthew Kangas

Art Access, March 2, 2017
Archipenko: A Modern Legacy
By Lauren Gallow

KKNW Radio, February 28, 2017
Joe Rosa on ArtBeat NW
By Pat Pauley

The Stranger Spring Art and Performance Quarterly, February 22, 2017
Anatomy of a Drawing: Jim Woodring
By Amber Cortes

Seattle Times, February 15, 2017
At the Frye: an amazing sculptor lost to time, plus ‘action-packed’ abstractions
By Michael Upchurch

King 5, February 14, 2017
Artist Jim Woodring is making a big mark with a giant pen
By Jim Dever

Preview, February 9, 2017
Archipenko: A Modern Legacy
By Matthew Kangas

Seattle Weekly, February 8, 2017
At the Frye’s Archipenko Exhibit, What’s Present Is as Revealing as What Isn’t
By T.S. Flock

The Falcon, February 1, 2017
Cartoonist tells adventurous story
By Saya Meza

Seattle Met, January 19, 2017
A Fiendish Conversation with Jim Woodring
By Seth Sommerfeld


Vanguard Seattle, December 29, 2016
By T.S. Flock

CityArts, November 22, 2016
The Frye’s New Director Joseph Rosa
By Amanda Manitach

The Stranger, November 16, 2016
Art After Trump
By Jen Graves

KING5, November 10, 2016
Art therapy helps people living with dementia
By Alex Rozier

Preview, November 6, 2016
To: Seattle | Subject: Personal
By Matthew Kangas, October 21, 2016
Frye Art Museum’s Creative Aging Programs Offer Sense of Community among an Aging Population
By The Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Falcon, October 19, 2016
Artists motivate dialogue
By Athena Duran

CityArts, October 14, 2016
Artists as Beacons
By C. Davida Ingram

KOMO Radio, October 10, 2016
Interview about Creative Aging programs with Mary Jane Knecht
By Elisa Jaffe

October 6, 2016
Frye Art Museum’s ‘To: Seattle | Subject: Personal’ Is An Artistic Care Package
By Seth Sommerfeld

Capitol Hill Times, October 5, 2016
Frye helps dementia sufferers create legacy in art
By Brandon Macz

Seattle Met, September 27, 2016
A Fiendish Conversation with Frye Art Museum’s Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker
By Seth Sommerfeld

The Stranger, September 27, 2016
Exit Interview: Outgoing Frye Art Museum Director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker
By Jen Graves

Capitol Hill Times, September 22, 2016
Her Best Work | Frye Art Museum director moving on after seven years of change
By Brandon Macz, August 12, 2016
Joseph Rosa named new Director and CEO of Frye Art Museum

KUOW, August 12, 2016
New leadership at Seattle’s Frye Art Museum
By Marcie Sillman

Art Forum, August 12, 2016
Joseph Rosa Named New Director and CEO of Frye Art Museum

Visual Art Source, August 12, 2016
Vilhelm Hammershøi
By Matthew Kangas

The Seattle Times, August 11, 2016
Frye Art Museum names new director
By Brendan Kiley

The Stranger, August 11, 2016
The Frye Art Museum Hires Joseph Rosa As Its New Director
By Jen Graves

The Seattle Times, July 19, 2016
The power of restraint: Denmark’s anti-Impressionist, Vilhelm Hammershøi
By Gary Faigin

The Stranger, July 15, 2016
A 21st Century Museum Preview
By Jen Graves

Seattle Magazine, July 11, 2016
A Glimpse at the Frye’s Creative Aging Programs
By Carley Schmidt

The Seattle Times, June 18, 2016
In Seattle art world, women run the show
By Tricia Romano

Crosscut, June 17, 2016
Another Frequency: The Visions of Kahlil Joseph
By Drew Atkins

Daily Serving, May 30, 2016
Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, the Underground Museum at Frye Art Museum
By Lindsey Rae Gjording, May 14, 2016
Seattle’s Frye Art Museum presents “Young Blood”
By Sibyl James

City Arts Magazine, May 9, 2016
Black Brilliance: ‘Young Blood’ at the Frye
By Jonathan Zwickel

Capitol Hill Times, May 8, 2016
Writing Off Hugo House
By Brandon Macz

Art Forum, May 6, 2016
Noah Davis and Kahlil Joseph
By Anne Couillaud

The Stranger, May 5, 2016
I’m on the Radio About Young Blood and Tonight’s Art Walk
By Jen Graves

KUOW 94.9 FM, May 4, 2016
Why you should go see ‘Young Blood’ at the Frye (Hint: Beyonce)
By Posey Gruener and Jeannie Yandel

Art Radar, May 4, 2016
Care, insight and connectivity: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes curates Noah Davis and Kahlil Joseph at Frye
By Negarra Kudumu

KUOW 94.9 FM, May 3, 2016
This man is an artist, bon vivant and conduit for spirits
By Marcie Sillman

Seattle Times, April 28, 2016
Frye’s ‘Young Blood’ showcases work of Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph
By Nicole Brodeur

Mutual Art, April 27, 2016
The Underground Museum Rising: The Life and Legacy of Noah Davis
By Natalie Hegert

The Stranger, April 26, 2016
My Philosophy
By Larry Mizell Jr.

City Arts Magazine, April 22, 2016
Unbroken Lineage

Vanguard Seattle, April 21, 2016
From Seattle to Arlington Heights, Young Blood Blooms Eternal
By T.s. Flock

The Stranger, April 20, 2016
Young Blood at Frye Art Museum Expands the More You Look at It
By Jen Graves

UW Daily, April 19, 2016
‘Young Blood’ at the Frye Museum
By Madelyn Reese

The Stranger, April 18, 2016
Noah Davis Sees the Goddess on the Patio
By Jen Graves

Seattle Art Blog, April 16, 2016
Frye Showcases Noah Davis and Kahlil Joseph in Youngblood
By Brenda Tipton

Puget Sound Business Journal, April 12, 2016
Seattle’s Frye Museum presents ‘Young Blood,’ the work of two brothers from Seattle
By Patti Payne

Yellow Umbrella, April 1, 2016
Skies and Stories: Cris Bruch’s Expansive Exhibition at the Frye Art Museum
By Elissa Favero

Vanguard Seattle, March 25, 2016
Requiem for the Heartland: Cris Bruch’s Others Who Were Here
By T.s. Flock

Long Term Living, March 14, 2016
Paint Me a Memory
By Beth Thomas Hertz

Art Ltd., March 2, 2016
Agitation and Propaganda: The Soviet Political Poster 1918–1929

The Seattle Times, March 2, 2016
The revolution will be posted: Soviet street art at the Frye Museum
By Gayle Clemans

The Seattle Times, February 23, 2016
Eerie and elegiac ghost town: Cris Bruch’s brooding sculpture about Dust Bowl disappointment
By Michael Upchurch

UW Medicine - Memory and Brain Wellness Center, February 19, 2016
Mindfulness as Medicine
By Genevieve Wanucha

UW Medicine - Memory and Brain Wellness Center, February 19, 2016
An Artistic Take on Dementia Care
By Genevieve Wanucha

The Seattle Times, February 8, 2016
Alzheimer’s Art Exhibit Takes Away Fear, Sows Hope
By Nicole Einbinder

Vanguard Seattle, February 5, 2016
On the Town: Arty Party Hopping from Frye to GLASS BOX
By T.s. Flock

Captiol Hill Times, February 3, 2016
Frye Art Museum Developing Long-Term Revenue In First Hill
By Genesee Martin

The Daily, February 2, 2016
Exhibit review: ‘Others Who Were Here’ by Cris Bruch
By Katie Anastas

The Daily, February 2, 2016
Exhibit review: ‘Others Who Were Here’ by Cris Bruch
By Katie Anastas

The Stranger, January 15, 2016
Frye Art Museum To Build Apartment Towers Across the Street
By Jen Graves

The Stranger, January 6, 2016
Hugo House Makes a Good Move—To First Hill, Temporarily
By Rich Smith

Capitol Hill Times, January 5, 2016
Hugo House To Temporarily Move To Frye Art Museum

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, January 5, 2016
Hugo House announces interim First Hill home until 2018 return to Capitol Hill

Seattle Review of Books, January 5, 2016
The Frye Art Museum gives Hugo House a temporary home
By Paul Constant

The Seattle Times, January 5, 2016
Frye Art Museum to provide a temporary home for Hugo House
By Mary Ann Gwinn


Artist Trust Blog, November 26, 2015
Practice and Performance, Audience and Actor, Memory and Moment: Zoe I Juniper at the Frye
By Gayle Tice

Preview Gallery Guide, November 1, 2015
Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker: Frye Art Museum Director
By Matthew Kangas

Art Ltd., November 1, 2015
“Genius / 21 Century / Seattle” at Frye Art Museum
By Suzanne Shaw 94.9 FM, October 11, 2015
What Makes A Genius In Seattle?
By Marcie Sillman

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