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Frye Art Museum

Art Museum · First Hill
704 Terry Ave (at Cherry St.), Seattle, WA 98104, United States
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Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Wed, Fri–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    Carina M.
    "Free admission, free parking and a great gift shop!"(3 Tips)
    Katherine C.
    "Don't miss the great soups at the cafe."(5 Tips)
    Sarah L.
    "Happy hour Thursdays!! yes! (and great food)"(3 Tips)
    Jennie B.
    "publicartist/environmentalist exhibit"(4 Tips)
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  • Gabriela A.

    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.

    Gabriela Alonzo · March 30
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  • DailyCandy

    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.

    DailyCandy · February 25, 2014
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  • Cheapism

    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

    Cheapism · September 1, 2011
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  • Robby D.

    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.

    Robby Delaware · December 1, 2011
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  • Seattle Met

    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

    Seattle Met · January 31, 2012
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  • Jennie B.

    Buster Simpson, publicartist/environmentalist exhibit, worth time to go out of your way to see & it's free, so is parking across the street!

    Jennie Bigley · June 26, 2013
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  • DenMom & MoMo W.

    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.

    DenMom & MoMo W · May 25, 2014
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  • Shalimar G.

    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.

    Shalimar Gonzales · March 19, 2010
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  • Community C.

    Check out Community Cinema Free movies on the 2nd Saturdays thru April 2012. Great documentary films with audience Q & A or activity. Read more

    Community Cinema · November 11, 2011
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  • Katherine C.

    Don't miss the great soups at the cafe. But careful, they come out blisteringly hot.

    Katherine Cortes · January 28, 2010
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  • Keith H.

    A very good small museum. Don't forget to tryout the café.

    Keith Hammond · May 25, 2013
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  • Laurentia H.

    Order their halfsies: sandwich & soup or salad. Curry chicken salad is always good!

    Laurentia H · January 3, 2014
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  • T R

    Best Seattle museum! I love this collection and how it's displayed

    T R · May 30, 2015
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  • Curtis J.

    There's always a great mix of contemporary and classic art.

    Curtis J. · March 23
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  • Elizabeth S.

    See the Buster Simpson exhibit before it leaves on Oct. 13. It will change the way you see the world!

    Elizabeth Stewart · August 10, 2013
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  • Carina M.

    Free admission, free parking and a great gift shop!

    Carina Murray · January 27, 2011
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  • Mike S.

    Check out the German Romantic paintings. Not very romantic though.

    Mike Schechter · February 23, 2010
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  • ScoutsHonor U.

    Great inexpensive way to spend an afternoon with the family

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  • Jorge Ayauhtli O.

    Cafe happy hour specials starts at 3pm

    Jorge Ayauhtli O · October 11, 2012
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  • Ian P.

    Be sure to leave a donation on your way out!

    Ian Prebo · July 6, 2013
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  • Robby D.

    The Frye in Seattle. Worth visiting!

    Robby Delaware · April 9, 2012
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  • France F.

    Free half hour guided meditation Wednesday's at 12:30

    France Freeman · February 29, 2012
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  • Sarah L.

    Happy hour Thursdays!! yes! (and great food)

    Sarah LaCombe · September 27, 2013
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  • DishOnIt

    Found Ahi tuna sandwich as Yawn. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more

    DishOnIt · March 31, 2011
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  • Jonathan L.

    Compare the "Paradise" exhibit with "Tete-aTete!"

    Jonathan Leavitt · December 28, 2011
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  • Michael M.

    I can't believe this place is free.

    Michael Maine · July 31, 2015
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  • Bre P.

    Go see the ducks and the horses!

    Bre Pettis · July 13, 2009
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  • Eppy T.

    Can't beat free culture.

    Eppy Thatcher · November 25, 2015
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  • Mouni R.

    Beautiful displays.

    Mouni Reddy · March 14
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  • Laisa C.

    Happy hour on Thursdays!

    Laisa Coates · August 11, 2010
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  • Mary S.

    Free to the public

    Mary S · January 18, 2015
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  • Curtis J.

    Free admission!

    Curtis J. · March 23
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  • Miguel d.

    Free y'all. FREE.

    Miguel de Leon · March 3, 2013
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  • Peggy D.

    Always free!

    Peggy Dolane · October 19, 2011
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  • Tom S.

    Closed on Monday

    Tom Steffens · February 6, 2012
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