# Social Media at the Frye Museum

One of my favorite museums in Seattle is the Frye Museum, located up on Terry Ave near Cherry Ave. This museum has free parking, a fabulous little restaurant and free admission.

A bit of history to share to appreciate the Social exhibition. The art collection was gifted to the people of Seattle and opened as a Museum in 1952. As avid collectors of their day, the collection from 1893 thru 1940 is a wonderful collection of German art including such periods Symbolism and Secession artworks with both landscape and portrait paintings.

The concept for the #SocialMedium show was to publicly curate an exhibition using the holdings of the museum and then present the works on the walls of the museum…good out of the box thinking…with surprising results.


This painting of received over 3000 votes,  followed by


Then these two marvelous portraits. Sin being one of the most beloved painting in this museum’s holding.



To me, what was surprising was the predominance of portraits.

Perhaps the digital generation viewed these portraits  as Selfies.

The Frye is truly doing its job inovating the past into the future, and evolving it’s role.

The show is on display until January 4, 2015


About ruthoffen

Created by, Ruth Offen the founder/director of WaterWorks Gallery, a gallery opened in 1985 to showcase contemporary artists and jewellers that live and work in the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is on an San Juan Island in the Salish Sea.[ North Puget Sound] Pretty amazing place. While continuing to curate the gallery after 33 years, I'm decided to spend more time enjoying life by traveling, creating art with photography and dancing tango. Over many decades of amassing a personal art collection, now the process of downsizing is becoming a reality. How do we have more with less? Staying true to the motto, unencumbered by our possessions and not burdening our children with our stuff. This next process will take patience and courage.
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