Talks + Tours

The Frye presents a variety of lectures and talks with artists, scholars, and Frye curators and educators that delve into the art and culture of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.

The Value of a Work of Art Can Be Measured By the Harm Spoken of It

A three-part series examining key literary and film works by author David Shields, including War is Beautiful and I Think You’re Totally Wrong, contextualized using the touchstones of lived experience, art, and politics.

Makers of the Now: Contemporary Native American and First Nations Artists

This lecture series presents five different windows into contemporary indigenous artistic practice, via Native American and First Nations artists living and working throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Guided Tours

Join trained gallery guides for a free one-hour interactive tour of the Museum’s exhibitions. Public tours offered Tue–Sun at 1 pm and Tue, Sat, and Sun at 11:30 am, beginning in the rotunda; monthly third-Thursday Happy Hour Tour meets at 5:30 pm in Café Frieda. Free private tours also available.

Gallery Talks + Exhibition Lectures

Explore the Frye's current exhibitions in depth with unique talks and lectures presented by artists, scholars, curators, and cultural figures devoted to expanding the exhibition experience and broadening perspectives.

Art History Lecture Series with Rebecca Albiani

The Frye Art Museum presents a new season of lectures by art historian Rebecca Albiani exploring masterpieces of world art.

All programs are funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors.