Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Frye Art Museum

My favorite - The Frye Salon
It seemed odd to me (it's beautiful sunny day), but at the last minute I went to the Frye. 

The Frye Art Museum is an art museum located in Seattle. The museum emphasizes painting and sculpture from the nineteenth century to the present. Its holdings originate in the private collection of Charles and Emma Frye. Charles, owner of a local meatpacking plant, set aside money in his will for a museum to house the Fryes' collection of over 230 paintings. The Frye Art Museum opened to the public in 1952, and was Seattle's first free art museum. 

The painting is wonderful, and oh the frame!
Sunday the 5th is the last day to see a wonderful exhibition called 'Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet'. Towards Impressionism traces the development of French landscape painting from the schools of Barbizon and Honfleur up to Impressionism, featuring over forty works from the extraordinary collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, alongside works from the Frye Founding Collection.

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