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Frye Art Museum

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Address: 704 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206-622-9250
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A museum with works mainly from 19th and 20th century American artists.

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The family keeps it free!

Good solid museum, permanent collection not so much to my taste, but still worth visiting. And free, with free parking, that alone sells it. The Warhol exhibit was fun and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Good solid museum, permanent collection not so much to my taste, but still worth visiting. And free, with free parking, that alone sells it. The Warhol exhibit was fun and the the building is lovely.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

An interesting small collection of art, in a fine garden/park setting, and in an outstanding, beautiful art deco building.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Free admission and free parking? Well, why not, right? A branch of the Seattle Art Museum, this small modern museum is sponsored by the Frye family who mandated this to be a free museum. I am unfortunately not a modern art person, so I could not appreciate the majority of the museum exhibits, but perhaps the most impressive part about... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This museum never ceases to amaze! My 9 and 11 year old have a better appreciation for art b/c of this museum. You could spend hours here - ask questions about the art, you will love the answers!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was looking for museums to visit since I had the day to myself and having done the SAM in the morning, decided to make a quick visit to Frye as I read thy had a large collection of Portraits. The temporary exhibit of Leo Saul Berk was spread throughout several large rooms, while the permanent collection of portraits were... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Spent about 30 minutes here and about all it was worth. Warhol exhibit was some polaroids he took of friends that looked like something out of my family album. Salon exhibit was interesting only in how it was presented - paintings themselves were not impressive. And we are just not into modern art, which was more than half the museum.

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I work in downtown Seattle and went here for my lunch hour from work. It is a pleasant little museum -- admittance free but donations are welcome. Two short a visit for what was there. I will need to go again to take it all in. On this visit they had the Leo Saul Berk exhibit. He recreated aspects of... More 

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Canoga Park CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I am writing this review based on my one visit there. They were showing a large selection of paintings from their permanent collection, plus some large architectural structures by a contemporary artist/architect, plus some videos by Andy Warhol. There is no entry fee.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I walked over the to museum in the morning, with no previous investigation, only on a last minute recommendation and discovered it didn't open until 11, but thankfully it wasn't a long wait. I was surprisingly impressed with their current exhibition of Leo Saul Berk, it was extremely well presented and annotated. The spaces it occupied were light and airy... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Frye is a lesson in art history. With free admission, they make art accessible and a terrific spot for "artitude" adjustment. Curators have been more proactive in recent years, to showcase their collection in new and creative ways. Visiting exhibits are often provocative, and will either enthrall or offend you. Currently (Summer 2015), the Leo Saul Berk exhibit is... More 

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