If the old weird is the new normal, then what is going on? The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art, organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, is a much-loved traveling circus of contemporary art's fascination with folk techniques and traditions (the title is taken from Greil Marcus's book on Bob Dylan's basement tapes). In Seattle it comes to the Frye, which has old/new, weird/normal dynamics all its own. The artists are popular favorites: Kara Walker, Dario Robleto, Matthew Day Jackson, Jeremy Blake, and more. (Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250. 10 am–5 pm with curator lecture at 2 pm, free.)