Nicolai Fechin - Chamber Music - 36 Chambers Exhibition Opening
With sixty paintings and drawings from the holdings of the Frye Art Museum, museums in the United States, and private lenders in both Russia and the United States, Nicolai Fechin, curated by Frye Director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, traces the fascinating life and artistic accomplishments of the émigré Russian-American painter, known for his colorful and vigorous portraits and a distinctive technical style.
The Frye Art Museum has commissioned thirty-six exceptional Seattle artists, spanning generations and reflecting a broad aesthetic spectrum, to create new work in response to musical compositions based on James Joyce's volume of poetry, Chamber Music, published in 1907. Chamber Music is curated by Scott Lawrimore; it is his inaugural exhibition as the Frye Art Museum's Deputy Director, Collections and Exhbitions.
A selection of beloved works from the Frye Art Museum's Founding Collection, honoring the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye. The exhibition is curated by Scott Lawrimore, who has collaborated with Frye staff to choose works in response to Chamber Music, James Joyce's cycle of thirty-six poems.
Nicolai Fechin is organized by the Foundation for International Arts and Education, Bethesda, Maryland; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; and the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
The exhibition is curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker and funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. It is sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management and the Filatov Family Art Foundation. Seasonal support is provided by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Canonicus Fund, and ArtsFund.
Chamber Music and 36 Chambers are organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Scott Lawrimore. The exhibitions are funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. Seasonal support is provided by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Canonicus Fund, and ArtsFund.
Opening celebration catering provided by the City Catering Company.
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