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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

A museum with works mainly from 19th and 20th century American artists.

A museum with works mainly from 19th and 20th century American artists.

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Free - take a 1pm tour!

We took the 1pm docent led tour of the Frye Foundation collection. The gallery was lovely - and the docent was very knowledgeable. She clearly appreciates art and encouraged... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jillian R
Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the 1pm docent led tour of the Frye Foundation collection. The gallery was lovely - and the docent was very knowledgeable. She clearly appreciates art and encouraged dialogue. We will have to go back because the day we went they were transitioning exhibits. So, check ahead to make sure that there is an exhibit open at the time... More 

Thank Jillian R
Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I love Frye Museum and have been many many times. There is no set charge and you pay what you like! The artists are wonderful and the artwork is changed out often.

Thank cat B
New York City, New York
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302 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This was a just OK museum. The building is cool. The fact that it is free redeems a lot. The permanent collection is interesting, but not a must-do in Seattle. You can have all the ridiculous modern art. Someone needs to rein in the folks who are buying new works for this classic museum. They seem to be ruining the... More 

Thank ClintPage
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite museums in the city. It is just a few blocks from my apartment so I may be biased but this museum is so welcoming and not overwhelming. I can take 10 minutes or nearly an hour to go through, depending on mood or exhibits. Staff is always very friendly and I love their shop! If you... More 

Thank Bansley
Seattle, Washington
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365 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The Frye Art Museum is not on everyone's radar but it should be. Entrance to the museum is free as is the parking. It's small but always interesting. Their permanent collection is focused a great deal on landscapes and portraits from about the mid 1800's up to about 1930. They do very good contemporary shows. Definitely worth visiting

Thank Alec D
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Frye is a tiny and well endowed free museum in a neighborhood close to downtown, really a short walk from the fabulous Seattle Public Library. The parking is also FREE while you're at the museum. The permanent collection is nice, sort of traditional style oils of scenes and people arranged gallery style. The special exhibits are usually very modern... More 

Thank gwendolyn214
Vienna, Virginia
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196 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This museum was new to me. It was easy to find on First Hill. The parking was free as was entrance to the museum. It is small and emphasizes modern art. The exhibition they were running, called "Genius/21 Century/Seattle" was very good - a collection of many artistic mediums. The museum space is beautiful. I enjoyed my visit and would... More 

Thank Dawn M
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The permanent collection feature German art, mostly for the 1850 to 1930. However,their temporary exhibits are cutting-edge - definitely worth a visit.

Thank Madronaguy
Longmont, Colorado
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Very little on display in this museum. Good thing it was free because if I had paid an admission fee, I would have definitely felt ripped off. They do have a lovely cafe and visitors seemed to congregate there. Had the grilled cheese sandwich, which to me, had no flavor. They did have real milk and cream for coffee and... More 

Thank Chris C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The space is really beautiful and the two Warhol exhibits were fantastic. Free admission, and free parking (in a city where the usual cost of parking can be crazy) round out the big plusses.

Thank Nativa505

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