New Exhibition Celebrates Frye Founding Collection

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SEATTLE, WA.- Reflecting its continuing commitment to honor the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye, the Frye Art Museum announced a new exhibition “Tête-à-tête” that opens February 6, 2010. “Tête-à-tête” features nearly one hundred fifty paintings from the Frye Founding Collection, recreating the sumptuous viewing experience enjoyed by visitors to the art gallery in Charles and Emma Frye’s Seattle home in the early decades of the twentieth century. Hung floor-to-ceiling in the Museum’s largest gallery, the paintings, as well as a rare circa 1880 Oriental carpet, potted silk palms, and the Frye’s iconic gossip chairs, capture the atmosphere of the Fryes’ salon-style exhibitions, which showcased the artists of the renowned Munich Secession and the “stars” of the preceding Artists’ Association, the Munich Künstlergenossenschaft. The New York Times noted the close ties between Secessionist and Künst