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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 - 5:00 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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well laid out and presented

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Rolling Hills Estates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There wasn't too much to see as they were in the middle of changing a temporary exhibition so it was basically some Warhol Polaroids plus their basic permanent exhibition which is a bit second rate. But it's a lovely museum and I'm sure I'd have enjoyed it more if I'd visited when they had more on show.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Has regularly rotating pieces as well as some beautiful standard ones, easy to access by public transit and with an adorable cafe with great sodas.

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum always has something interesting on display. Make sure to check their website to see what is current. It can be anything from a video installation to a very traditional display of art organized by theme (portraits, landscapes, etc.) The fact that it is free just means you can stop by often!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

My wife really was thrilled at the great collection of Secessionist work. There was also great examples of art deco. Best part is that it is free.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Lovely little museum housing a private collection. Very nice collection and its free. Nice little cafe.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I meant to visit the supposedly wonderful permanent collection. Got there and it was all in storage, and instead there was an installation in all museum rooms, with an artist's work, which was basically her voice/songs and some video projections. All felt very spiritual and esoteric, perhaps with some merit, but a waste of time for someone who was aiming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The First Hill neighborhood of Seattle is sometimes referred to as Pill Hill, for the three major hospitals - Harborview, Virginia Mason and Swedish - in the area. I took a walk, trying to take my mind off my wife's surgery, heading toward St. James Cathedral (a review for a later time) to pray. I stumbled across this museum and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I went hoping to see specific things in their permanent collection, but they can only exhibit a small fraction of their holdings, and the things I wanted to see weren't on display, so in that sense I was disappointed. But the Social Media exhibit was a lot of fun. The public voted on which pieces to include in the exhibit,... More 

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Additional Information about Frye Art Museum

Address: Address: 704 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206-622-9250
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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