Frye Art Museum

Frye Art Museum, Seattle: Hours, Address, Frye Art Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Frye Art Museum
4.5
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
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A free art museum with a historical Founding Collection, showcasing cutting-edge contemporary art of the region and beyond.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Downtown
How to get there
  • Pioneer Square • 10 min walk
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,528 contributions
Free art museum
Dec 2019 • Couples
This art museum is free to enter. It is accessible by public transport and there is also street parking and a bike rack nearby. They have a cost rack at the front door and you need to check bags at the front desk (for no additional cost). They have free tours of the gallery at 1pm, which we recommend going along to.
They exhibit items from the collection of the Frye family as well as other exhibits. We particularly enjoyed the exhibit on dancer Donald Byrd and the exhibition about photographer Diane Arbus entitled "Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus".
Written January 3, 2020
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Bethelyn B
Washington21 contributions
Free museum
Nov 2019
Enjoyed wandering through the Frye Art Museum. Dance show was beautiful. Really enjoyed the "Dress Code" exhibit.
Written November 6, 2019
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James W
Birmingham, AL925 contributions
Very nice
Oct 2019
The Frye is an unusual and interesting collection of art, from kids drawings to some very nice 19th C German paintings. A great couple hour visit and it is free.
Written October 24, 2019
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Linda B
Bella Vista, Arkansas16 contributions
A visit downtown
Dec 2018
My out of town friend wanted to go to the Frye. It is a great museum. Small but worth the trip. We had lunch in the cafe. The food was delicious. It is hard to find parking around the museum.
Written October 15, 2019
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Senioronabudget
Kent, WA857 contributions
The price is right
Sep 2019
For a small museum, this is very good. Especially if they have a special exhibition on. Their regular exhibits are good but not outstanding.
Written October 1, 2019
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iris0507
Tacoma, WA51 contributions
Accessible Art for All!
Jun 2019
The Frye Museum has always been free to community members, and installs world class exhibitions from visiting artists as well as regular displays from its deep collection. In addition, the museum serves its community well by offering classes and instruction for all ages from the very young to the elderly and those experiencing memory loss and dementia. In addition to the exhibits, the museum store is a treasure trove of unusual items that both reflect current shows as well as interesting objects and items. A visit to the museum is inspiring and provocative for the staff do well to curate exhibits that are unique and relevant. A must see for those who enjoy art of all media!
Written September 4, 2019
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Lance H
Staten Island, NY1,418 contributions
Small Museum But One Hell of a Single Gallery Room!!!!
Aug 2019
The Frye is a small museum with one amazing main gallery room. The walls are totally covered with paintings. There are a few stars mixed in with a large number of second level artists. There is also a small gallery with selections from the permanent American Art Collection. In addition there is a small gallery area for contemporary exhibitions. The Frye is definitely worth a stop.
Written September 1, 2019
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Deb L
Eagleton, Wisconsin, United States50 contributions
Intriguing Modern Art
Aug 2019
The museum is small, but well worth a visit. I visited with adult family members who all enjoyed the attractions. The art brings together modern day imagination and technology, providing an interesting and reflective experience. This is a donation sponsored museum.
Written August 16, 2019
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Linda C
Moorpark, CA1,046 contributions
Disappointed
Jun 2019 • Couples
Art museums are our thing, so I was really looking forward to this. Sadly, many of the works in the collection weren't on display; although, they had lots of empty walls where more of the collection could hang. The one large gallery with paintings displayed salon-style was enjoyable, and we had a good lunch at the café, but there were only a few paintings that impressed us. It's a free museum, but we deposited a nice donation in the box at the front desk. It began to rain, so we asked if they could call a taxi for us. No, they couldn't do that. No explanation. We've visited museums all over the world and have never had anyone say no to us before. So, it was a disappointing collection and treatment by the staff.
Written July 21, 2019
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simivalley1699
Washington, the State2,003 contributions
An amazing new modern exhibit
Jul 2019 • Couples
My first impression was - oh no, where are the paintings I loved to see there? But after a whileI became intrigued about it and really enjoyed it. But we came in late and they close at 5 pm. Definitely have to come back to finish studying the amazing new installations.
Nice gift shop worth browsing.
Parking is a bit difficult right now with construction going on where the free parking areas were.
Written July 6, 2019
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Frye Art Museum is open:
  • Tue - Wed 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM