The Frye’s Publications program reflects the museum’s dedication to supporting local and global artists and to fostering contemporary scholarship on historical subject matter.
The Frye’s print catalogues offer a lasting record of the museum’s exhibition program and often provide emerging artists with their first publication. Whether uncovering a significant trend in contemporary art or presenting a new perspective on the museum’s collection, Frye books showcase the scholarship of the museum’s curatorial staff, as well as guest curators, artists, academics, and experts from an array of disciplines. Books are available online and by calling the Museum Store at 206 432 8201 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition brochures include artist interviews, scholarly responses, and poignant essays that consider the works on view at the museum in relation to resonant subjects of our time. These free publications are available in print during the run of our exhibitions and on exhibition webpages as digital downloads.
The Frye’s blog offers a range of perspectives and contexts for exhibitions and the museum’s collection, including the writings and reflections of museum staff members, artists, and guest contributors.
Duane Linklater: mymothersside
Edited by Amanda Donnan
This catalogue is published by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Duane Linklater: mymothersside, the artist’s first major survey exhibition. An essay by Frye Chief Curator Amanda Donnan offers a timely assessment of the artist’s work over the last decade and conversations between the artist and elder family members function as an alternative form of scholarship, producing what the artist calls “generative approximations” in parallel with his work. Interspersed with photographs taken by his daughter, the catalogue presents an expansive constellation of references and intergenerational relationships that enriches understanding of Linklater’s practice and of contemporary art at large. The book is fully illustrated with examples of the artist’s body of work, including site-responsive architectural interventions, large-scale structures made with tepee poles, digital prints on linen, videos, and installations.
128 pages, 6.5 x 9.5 in.
Color illustrations throughout
Sjiron Chowdhury: Same Old Song
Edited by Amanda Donnan, with contributions by Mónica Belevan and SJ Cowan
This catalogue is published by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Srijon Chowdhury: Same Old Song, the artist’s first museum solo exhibition. The book presents an overview of the rising painter’s career through color reproductions of his works from 2014 to 2022, including six enormous new works created for the exhibition. Featuring essays by art historian Mónica Belevan, philosopher SJ Cowan, and the exhibition’s curator, Amanda Donnan, the catalogue connects Chowdhury’s paintings to associations spanning from medieval tapestries and Hieronymus Bosch to nineteenth-century panoramas and Symbolist art. Srijon Chowdhury: Same Old Song offers a poignant assessment of an artist who tests the power of age-old symbols and art forms to compel in the modern world.
128 pages, 6.5 x 9.5 in
Color illustrations throughout
Door to the Atmosphere
Text by Amanda Donnan
Distributed by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Door to the Atmosphere. Includes an essay by Frye Chief Curator Amanda Donnan.
THE THIRD, MEANING: ESTAR(SER) Installs the Frye Collection
Text by D. Graham Burnett and Joanna Fiduccia
Distributed by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition THE THIRD, MEANING: ESTAR(SER) Installs the Frye Collection. Includes an introduction and essay by D. Graham Burnett and Joanna Fiduccia.