- Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, “Changing Values in the Art Museum: rethinking communication and learning,” International Journal of Heritage Studies 6 (January 2000): 9-31.
This is a great book about all the changes museums today are “needing” to do to receive funding and more patronage. It questions the values of the museums that are changing and the challenges of the museums who are not. Seeing as how this topic has come up in past seminars and my museum is dealing with these problems now, I thought it was a helpful read into this new phase for museums.
- Helen E. Vogt, Charlie Frye and his time (Seattle: SCW Publications, 1995).
Charlie Frye’s grandniece writes an amazing book on her grandfather and all that led to the opening of The Frye Art Museum after the death of his wife, Emma, and himself. This was a great guide to the background of the Frye’s and their love for art first handedly. Through this story I was able to witness the history of the Northwest as well.
- Cassandra Tate, “Frye Art Museum (Seattle),” History Link, March 3, 2002, http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3711.
This was a great website article all about The Frye Art Museum. It not only told about the museum, but also the history of the founders, the art work in the collection, the public’s perception of the museum through the years, obstacles the museum has had to overcome, and much more. This was the more helpful article I found giving information on The Frye. This article helped me on every assignment I needed information for.
- “Frye Art Museum announces new director,” The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA, August 5, 2009), sec. Local News.
The story of the Frye announcing a new director in the local newspaper more shows the way the community perceives this museum. The local art community is very interested in the museum and the steps it takes with its art and staff.
- Priscilla Long, “Frye Art Museum on Seattle’s First Hill opens on February 8, 1952.,” Online Encyclopedia, HistoryLink, March 22, 2001, http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3126.
This online encyclopedia article documents the first opening of The Frye Art Museum and what led up to that day. Through this story I was able to get better information into The Frye’s opening and some of the works of art shown on that day for my museum history assignment.
- “Frye History,” Museum Website, The Frye Art Museum, 2012, http://fryemuseum.org/history/.
The Frye Art Museum’s webpage is a great way to learn information about the museums present, past, and future. This particular webpage from the site it a short of The Frye’s history and the history of Emma and Charles Frye, the founders of the museum. It is a helpful look into the history the museum wants displayed for itself and what the staff believe are the important key notes from its past.
- Charles and Emma Frye Free Public Art Museum, “Frye Museum Collection List,” The Frye Art Museum, 2012, http://fryemuseum.org/collection_list/.
This is a list of the original works in Emma and Charles Frye’s private collection; the collection that Founded The Frye Art Museum. This list includes the artist, title, medium and year of each work if applicable. I was able to utilize this information for my quantitative research assignment graphing the percentage of the different mediums in the collection.
- Tim Caulton, Hands-on exhibitions: managing interactive museums and science centres (Taylor & Francis US, 1998).
Hands-on exhibitions: managing interactive museums and science centres shows different sides and arguments to the world of interactives in museums. This helped me to understand more about why museums are switching to these new methods and also gave me knowledge as to why more private museums are trying to stay away from this change. The Frye Art Museum is one such museum and having the understanding behind the museums decisions allows me to connect to the Frye’s community.
- “Ida Kay Greathouse: A Tribute,” Institution, The Frye Art Museum, September 9, 2010, http://fryemuseum.org/exhibition/3572/.
The Frye has been through many different directors both professional and not. This started with the Frye’s personal lawyer, but when he passed his wife took over the museum and added much more to the already large collection. This article shows her intent for the museum and collection and all that she did to ensure it be successful.
- Stephanie Eva Koester, David Bearman, and Belinda Wright, Interactive multimedia in American museums, vol. 16 (University of Virginia: Archives & Museum Informatics, 1993).
Interactive multimedia in American museums speaks on interactive multimedia in museums and why this is the new age of the art world. It shows how multimedia can positively affect the museums and their patrons. This book changed some my views on museums that are adding interactive multimedia.
- Susan M. Pearce, Interpreting objects and collections (Psychology Press, 1994).
Interpreting objects and collections gives sight into the world of private collectors; why people are attached to such material things that a collection may become obsession. Through reading this book, I was given more knowledge as to why the private collection of The Frye Museum may have started and background into the workings of not only private art collectors, but collectors of all objects.
- LOIS HELAYNE SILVERMAN, “Of us and other “things’’| The content and functions of talk by adult visitor pairs in an art and a history museum,” online library, ScholarlyCommons: Repository, January 1, 1990, http://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI9101220/.
This paper speaks on why objects are chosen for views in museums and how the viewers interpret what they are seeing. This has helpful information about what is behind curation of museums.
- Suzanne Macleod, Reshaping museum space: architecture, design, exhibitions (Taylor & Francis, 2005).
This book explains the design and architectures of exhibit space and museums; what works best and why. When I was first doing my Evocative Object assignment, I chose the architecture of the museum, but first I needed to understand museum architecture as a whole a little better, which this book was perfect for.
- “Seattle Now & Then: A Secret Crash,” Archive, Seattle Now and Then, March 6, 2010, http://pauldorpat.com/seattle-now-and-then/seattle-now-then-a-secret-crash/.
Although this blog was written to show Charles Frye’s meatpacking company being crashed into by a secret plane, it goes into much detail about Charles Frye and his life, which includes The Frye Art Museum. This allowed me to learn new information about The Frye’s outside of just their museum. It gave me a look into their other companies that had funded their art collection in the first place.
- T. J. Hatton and Jeffrey G. Williamson, The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact (Oxford University Press, 1998)
This book explains about the mass migration from Europe to America that took place between 1850 and 1914. Since the founder of the Frye, Charles, was part of this migration from Germany, this book was recommended to me by a staff member to get a better look into the way Charles Frye grew up.
- Martin S. Feldstein and National Bureau of Economic Research, The Economics of Art Museums (University of Chicago Press, 1991).
The Economics of Art Museums explores the economic issues facing art museums of the United States. It also talks on the management and growth of museum collections, the museums relationship with the public, and the role of the government in supporting art museums. Understanding what is going on around the country with different art museums allows me better understanding of the functioning of The Frye Art Museum.
- Rick Sundberg, The Frye Art Museum: Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects (Seattle, WA: Seattle Documentary Media, 2007).
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects published a book on their renovations of The Frye Art Museum from 1995 through 1997. This book contains pictures and information of the restoration. It is very interesting to see the many changes they made, but also kept the original requests left in Charles Frye’s will, such as natural lighting.
- Regina Hackett, “The Frye at Fifty,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle, WA, February 9, 2002), sec. Local.
This newspaper article was written when The Frye Art Museum had its 50th birthday. it not only documents the event and all the happenings, but also give a bit of information on the history behind the museum and its founders. seeing how the community views the Frye and its years in the art world is a great tool to have during this field study.
- Matthew Kangas, “The Frye: Tradition Renewed,” Art Guide Northwest, December 1, 1998, http://www.artguidenw.com.
This article talks about the traditions behind The Frye collection. In his will Charles left very traditional instructions on how he wanted his museum run and what art types were to be added or displayed and how. The museum staff have stuck true to these requests from Charles to this day and are refusing to give into the multimedia interactives other museums are heading towards.
- Paul Dorpat, “The Frye’s Salon,” Pacific Magazine (April 1997).
The article, The Frye’s Salon, gives information and pictures of Emma and Charles original gallery in their mansion. This was a build on for their private art collection that covered the walls top to bottom. I learned where the idea originated for their museum as well as how they liked their art curated in their own house.