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Frye Art Museum

704 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-2019
+1 206-622-9250
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The Salon is magnificent, worth a detour

The main reason for visiting the Frye Art Museum is the Salon. It is worth thd detour. Wear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronald B
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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We wanted to see paintings by Fechin

We called ahead and requested a private visit to the Museum holdings of Fechin paintings and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Genie H
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A free art museum with a historical Founding Collection, showcasing cutting-edge contemporary art of the region and beyond.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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704 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main reason for visiting the Frye Art Museum is the Salon. It is worth thd detour. Wear something warm, the airco is working hard.

Thank Ronald B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called ahead and requested a private visit to the Museum holdings of Fechin paintings and drawings. This great collection is not always on display. Although our guide was not an interpreter she allowed us to linger and discuss each image as our group as...More

Thank Genie H
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is a delightful art museum with a fascinating permanent exhibition of the Fryes collection together with changing contemporary art exhibits. Unfortunately my experience was marred by an officious, insensitive member of the museum staff which showed up a lack of training amongst the staff,...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The Frye is a unique little museum which has the personal art collection of the late Charles and Emma Frye. The museum has good rotating exhibits, but their highlight is the Frye Salon. The Salon is a large room with the Frye's collection completely covering...More

1  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Private art collection displayed on 4 walls...floor to ceiling...all conveniently explained in catalog available at doorways.....Many German paintings..19thCentury Several other rooms which have "traveling" artists...very "eclectic"...:one had "textile' artist work, 2 other rooms had on view work of Tavares Strachan, unique water-light displays.Admission is FREE...More

1  Thank artlover24
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

This museum is small but so full of treasures from various periods. The native art was especially interesting to me. We would come back again.

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

The Frye Art Museum is a special spot in Seattle. Very few visitors to Seattle are even aware of it, although they should be. They have a very nice small collection. It is definitely worth visiting (several times) And the fact that it's free should...More

1  Thank Alec D
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

The Frye collection is a beautifully curated art museum and the best part is that admission is FREE! The architecture is refreshingly modern and the visiting exhibits are an interesting juxtaposition against the more classic pieces in the permanent collection. Great little cafe inside for...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

This is a free museum and we should appreciate what is available to all people through the gnerosity of others. The works are salon style which can be overwhelming. I didn't fall in love with any of the pieces but was certainly a nice visit....More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

My wife and I recently visited the Frye Art Museum in Seattle and found it to be quite an interesting place. The museum is free and contains a permanent collection of 19th and 20th Century European paintings as well as a number of temporary exhibits....More

Thank irawine
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Response from Genie H | Reviewed this property |
We parked across the street in May of 2018. But if this has been fenced off I imagine street parking is all that's close by. Sorry not to be more helpful.
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