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UK Law Professor Brian Frye’s Film Screened at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art

UK Law faculty excel in many areas beyond the practice, teaching, and research of law.  Professor Brian Frye demonstrates through his continual contribution to the world of art. 

Professor Frye has already had the honor of being included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial collection and had his film Oona’s Veil included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.  His most recent accomplishment boasts his film Oona’s Veil inclusion in the inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See, in the Whitney Museum’s new building.    

The collection, America Is Hard to See, is described by the Whitney Museum as taking “the inauguration of the Museum’s new building as an opportunity to reexamine the history of art in the United States from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Comprising more than six hundred works, the exhibition elaborates the themes, ideas, beliefs, and passions that have galvanized American artists in their struggle to work within and against established conventions, often directly engaging their political and social contexts. Numerous pieces that have rarely, if ever, been shown appear alongside beloved icons in a conscious effort to unsettle assumptions about the American art canon.”

The honor of being included in this collection has not been missed by Professor Frye.  He said, “It is a great honor to see my film shown alongside the work of so many important artists who I deeply admire.”