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Frye Art Museum

Art Museum
First Hill, Seattle
39 Tips and reviews
  • museums
  • free admission
  • café
  • happy hour
  • documentaries
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  • Gabriela A.
    Gabriela AlonzoMarch 30, 2016
    Clean architecture of the building (water mirror and concrete) the galleries and the permanent collection. Really enjoyed the current russian/communist/beginning of the 20th Century, posters exhibit.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismSeptember 1, 2011
    Peacefully reflect on works by German and American masters at this downtown gem. Admission is always free and art is displayed in natural light only. Bonus: parking is also free. Read more
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 25, 2014
    Frye showcases mainly German painting and sculpture from the 19th century to the present. See breathtaking pastoral landscapes from Fritz Baer and Francois Cachoud, or attend one of the many lectures.
  • Robby D.
    Robby DelawareDecember 1, 2011
    Frye Art Museum is always free of charged, was opened as a museum by founders who had that goal in mind. Always worth a visit, I try to visit a couple times a year.
  • Michael P.
    One of the best kept secrets in seattle...hidden away in the shadow of hospitals, their exhibitions recently have all been amazing...+ free!
  • DenMom & MoMo W.
    DenMom & MoMo WMay 25, 2014
    Free admission. Free parking. Free wi-fi. Yummy cafe. I think this will be my new "office" when I'm between clients in the Capitol Hill/downtown/First Hill area. Makes me happy.
  • Jennie B.
    Jennie BigleyJune 26, 2013
    Buster Simpson, publicartist/environmentalist exhibit, worth time to go out of your way to see & it's free, so is parking across the street!
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetJanuary 31, 2012
    In Susie J. Lee’s solo museum debut (marking the departure of Frye curator Robin Held), one of Seattle’s most innovative mixed-media artists restages an immersive electronic rainstorm. Feb 18–Apr 15 Read more
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewFebruary 26
    Free museum! A small gallery but has well curated exhibitions.
  • Lindsay T.
    A beautiful gallery with friendly and knowledgeable folks. Convenient free parking nextdoor.
  • Community C.
    Community CinemaNovember 11, 2011
    Check out Community Cinema Free movies on the 2nd Saturdays thru April 2012. Great documentary films with audience Q & A or activity. Read more
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.March 23, 2016
    There's always a great mix of contemporary and classic art.
  • T R
    T RMay 30, 2015
    Best Seattle museum! I love this collection and how it's displayed
  • Laurentia H.
    Laurentia HJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order their halfsies: sandwich & soup or salad. Curry chicken salad is always good!
  • Keith H.
    Keith HammondMay 25, 2013
    A very good small museum. Don't forget to tryout the café.
  • Jorge Ayauhtli O.
    Jorge Ayauhtli OOctober 11, 2012
    Cafe happy hour specials starts at 3pm
  • Ian P.
    Ian PreboJuly 6, 2013
    Be sure to leave a donation on your way out!
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth StewartAugust 10, 2013
    See the Buster Simpson exhibit before it leaves on Oct. 13. It will change the way you see the world!
  • Carina M.
    Carina MurrayJanuary 27, 2011
    Free admission, free parking and a great gift shop!
  • Shalimar G.
    Shalimar GonzalesMarch 19, 2010
    Go to the Frye and count how many paintings are on the walls. If you exceed 125, go have a glass of wine at the Cafe.
  • Robby D.
    Robby DelawareApril 9, 2012
    The Frye in Seattle. Worth visiting!
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LaCombeSeptember 27, 2013
    Happy hour Thursdays!! yes! (and great food)
  • France F.
    France FreemanFebruary 29, 2012
    Free half hour guided meditation Wednesday's at 12:30
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CortesJanuary 28, 2010
    Don't miss the great soups at the cafe. But careful, they come out blisteringly hot.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherNovember 25, 2015
    Can't beat free culture.
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyMarch 14, 2016
    Beautiful displays.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LeavittDecember 28, 2011
    Compare the "Paradise" exhibit with "Tete-aTete!"
  • Michael M.
    Michael MaineJuly 31, 2015
    I can't believe this place is free.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SJanuary 18, 2015
    Free to the public
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.March 23, 2016
    Free admission!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SchechterFebruary 23, 2010
    Check out the German Romantic paintings. Not very romantic though.
  • Brendan G.
    Brendan GriffinJanuary 29, 2015
    Free museum
  • Larissa V.
    Larissa VidalOctober 22, 2016
    So good and creepy.
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItMarch 31, 2011
    Found Ahi tuna sandwich as Yawn. Try it and dish on it at Read more
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonMarch 3, 2013
    Free y'all. FREE.
  • Peggy D.
    Peggy DolaneOctober 19, 2011
    Always free!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SteffensFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Closed on Monday
  • Laisa C.
    Laisa CoatesAugust 11, 2010
    Happy hour on Thursdays!
  • Bre P.
    Bre PettisJuly 13, 2009
    Go see the ducks and the horses!
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