We didn’t forget all our local friends when putting together our silent auction and raffle. Knowing how much haiku poets value experiences, we’ve got a few of those for you:
"Frye Founding Collection: Comprising 232 paintings, the Frye Founding Collection was established by two of Seattle’s earliest patrons of the arts, Charles and Emma Frye. The collection, which celebrates primarily late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century German art, was formed in the first part of the twentieth century, when a number of influential American collectors and museum curators sought to establish close cultural ties between Germany and America.
Frye Art Museum Collection: In addition to the Frye Founding Collection, the Museum owns an extensive collection of artworks purchased or gifted to the Museum since its opening in 1952. The first director of the Museum, Walser Sly Greathouse, purchased nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American artworks that complemented the Founding Collection. Some of the American artists represented in the collection, including Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, Frank Duveneck, Geri Melchers, and John H. Twachtman, had close artistic and intellectual ties to Europe, particularly to Germany."
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