Current Exhibitions

Through August 15

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

With works in a variety of mediums by nearly eighty artists dating from the 1920s to the present, Black Refractions presents close to a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent. Organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Studio Museum in Harlem, this landmark exhibition proposes a plurality of narratives of Black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding the Studio Museum’s powerful collection.

Through November 14

Art on the Mind: Ten Years of Creative Aging

Since 2010 the Frye Art Museum has been at the forefront of museum programming for people living with dementia and care partners. Featuring artwork from program participants, this exhibition illustrates the success of arts engagement in bringing joy, respect, and dignity to people living with dementia while destigmatizing the disease.

Through August 21

Human Nature, Animal Culture: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection

This exhibition focuses on portrayals of domesticated animals from the Frye Art Museum’s collection as a way to examine how human-animal relations have shifted over time, and to reflect upon the role art plays in mediating our relationships with animals more broadly.

Through October 17

Boren Banner Series: Russna Kaur

The Boren Banner Series is a new public art initiative that gives regional artists the opportunity to create a billboard-size work for the museum’s east facade. This presentation features a new work by Vancouver-based artist Russna Kaur that incorporates the artist’s bold use of color and modular approach to abstraction.