A painting of orange and red flowers on a light blue background. The flowers seem to be floating through a blue sky, with silver and purple swirls and white dots weaving around them.

Art on the Mind: Ten Years of Creative Aging

Designed to alleviate some of the social, emotional, and financial challenges that a person living with dementia may face, the Frye’s Creative Aging programs serve as opportunities to deepen their life experiences, foster friendships, and build community through art.

Installation view of Cross Section, 1956, Franz Kline, and Untitled, 1954, Philip Guston, in the home of Virginia Wright.

City of Tomorrow: Jinny Wright and the Art That Shaped a New Seattle

Virginia “Jinny” Wright (1929-2020) played a pivotal role in the cultural development of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Along with her husband Bagley (1924–2011), Jinny (as friends called her) wanted to make Seattle and the Northwest a premier venue for the arts, generously supporting numerous cultural institutions including SAM.

An image of a film projecting on a pull down screen. The image shows a collage of moments; a Black man in a denim shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap stand in front of an image of rapper Tupac sitting, his mouth slightly open as though in mid-sentence, with a photograph of a Black boy behind him. In the background on the left, we see the New York City skyline behind a chainlink fence. On the right, we see a New York street corner with a liquor store.

Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair 2020

In an innovative show of collective effort, a group of 60 Seattle art galleries, nonprofits and art institutions have come together to reconstruct the traditional art fair with a community-led effort. They did this not just for the support of our small businesses, but also for the artists in their community who have worked hard to create artwork for the official Seattle Art Fair that was cancelled due to the pandemic. Its closure left a palpable void in the visual arts world, whose support is crucial to the vibrant cultural capital of the region.