And a oh so pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The front part of the museum had an over the top, ultra contemporary installation....very weird and very fun. Then the back part of the museum (built in the 50's) housed the Frye's personal collection which they donated to Seattle. All of the Frye collection is framed in gilded frames densely arranged by the Fryes themselves (husband and wife). The fact that the Fryes collected mostly unknown artists (at the time), donated the collection to their own museum and had a hand in how the collection was hung reminds me of the Barnes in Philidelphia. if you are a art museum junkie don't miss this very unusual place. Free and only a $7 cab ride from downtown.