Portals, a site-specific, permanent installation by artist Sandra Muss will inaugurate the woods portion of the Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden on May 18, 2017. The Kreeger’s expansion of its outdoor exhibition space will afford visitors additional opportunities to experience art in a natural setting. Muss’s installation, which encourages interaction, creates a lyrical environment in the […]
The Style that Ruled the Empires: Russia, Napoleon, and 1812
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
February 14 to June 2, 2012.
Russia’s triumph over the French army in 1812, which dealt an arresting blow to Napoleon and his pursuit of European conquest, ignited a collective Russian pride and production of decorative arts celebrating the occasion that persist today. The Style that Ruled the Empires: Russia, Napoleon, and 1812 brings together paintings, porcelain, glassware, metalware, attire, and Napoleonic armor and militaria to commemorate the bicentennial of this dramatic event.
Yes and More and Yes and Yes and Why
Frye Art Museum
October 9, 2010 through January 2, 2011
The first art museum exhibition of the acclaimed Seattle performance group Implied Violence features sculptures, costumes, props, masks, video- and photo-documentation of selected past performances as well as a new performance created especially for the Frye Art Museum’s reflecting pools. Titled Implied Violence: Yes and More and Yes and Yes and Why, the exhibition will be on view October 9, 2010 through January 2, 2011.
Séance: Albert von Keller and the Occult
Frye Art Museum
Oct. 9, 2010, through Jan. 2, 2011
Major paintings by the Munich Secessionist Albert von Keller which explore the occult, mystical healing, and the life of the soul at the dawn of the twentieth century are presented in Séance: Albert von Keller and the Occult, on view Oct. 9, 2010, through Jan. 2, 2011, at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle.
The Walters Art Museum’s Director Gary Vikan announced today that Associate Director Kate Markert will be leaving the museum to become Executive Director of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC. Markert will succeed Frederick J. Fisher, who has led Hillwood, a former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, for over 20 years. Markert’s last day at the Walters will be June 30, and she will assume leadership at Hillwood Aug. 2.
The Puppet Show at Frye Art Museum
May 16–Sept. 13, 2009
In contemporary art the puppet appears as a psychological surrogate, a social commentator, and an entertaining performer. An exhibition exploring the imagery and function of puppets—through working puppets and artworks associated with ideas central to puppetry—The Puppet Show will be on view at the Frye May 16–Sept. 13, 2009.
Exhibition Explores Artistic Exchange between Germany and America
Transatlantic: American Artists in Germany
Jan. 24–April 26, 2009
Transatlantic: American Artists in Germany, presented at the Frye Art Museum from January 24 through April 26, 2009, brings together key works from the Frye Collections by some of America’s most esteemed artists, including William Merritt Chase, Albert Bierstadt, and John White Alexander, who studied or lived in Germany during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. The exhibition is shown in conjunction with the landmark survey The Munich Secession and America, presented January 24 through April 26, 2009.
Exhibition Brings Video Works by Berlin Artist to Northwest
January 24—April 26, 2009
Through a solo presentation and group exhibition, the Frye Art Museum brings video works by international animation artist Nathalie Djurberg to Northwest audiences. Four recent video works by the Berlin-based video artist will be presented in Nathalie Djurberg from January 24 through April 26, followed by a group exhibition, The Puppet Show (May 16—September 13) featuring four additional works by Djurberg.