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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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Very nice gallary

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
46 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Tincup, CO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This little gem, tucked away on First Hill, is such a wonderful resource for visitors and the community. The permanent exhibit is quirky and interesting: a view into the minds of the founders. The temporary exhibits are always worth the time and effort--they bring some extraordinary and thought-provoking work, from Mark Ryden to Henry Darger: it's never dull. They also... More 

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Pasco, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is such a great little treasure tucked into Seattle that was almost empty when we visited. Admission is free, parking is free. The museum is a collection of Charles and Emma Frye who collected in the 1950's. The collection on display is always small and intimate which allows you the luxury of really looking at each piece. You can... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went to see the crowd-curated show of the best-liked paintings from the Frye's large collection of classics, and found a gracious space perfectly lit in which to savor these beauties and contemplate what makes a fine old painting popular. The idea of letting fans select favorites is fitting for the city where digital is huge, but for the wordsmith... More 

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