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Frye Art Museum First Hill
Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 4 2015


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The Frye #crowdsourced the curation of their 232 Founding Collection paintings via social media, tabulating all the likes, comments, shares, reblogs, retweets, and all other units of e-pproval until a verdict was reached. These are the favorites. Robin Held, Scott Lawrimore, and Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker (the director who also curates) have transformed the Frye from oil-painting cemetery to contemporary art center in one short decade. Their stardom is of the generous variety: They've remade the Frye by commissioning new works, exhibitions, and publications by living, often local, artists, bringing much-needed air and light into the museum (and tackling that riddle attributed, maybe apocryphally, to Gertrude Stein, that a museum can be either a museum or modern, never both). But this people's museum, with its "citizen curators," is a curatorial strategy, however well-disguised as a curatorial abdication. (Jen Graves)

Frye Art Museum

704 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: Thurs–Sun, 11 am–5 pm

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  • Thurs–Sun, 11 am–5 pm
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  • Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 4 2015