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Frye Art Museum, Seattle

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Located on Seattle’s First Hill, the Frye Art Museum first opened its doors in 1952 as the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye, prominent early-twentieth-century Seattle business leaders and art collectors. Admission to the Museum is always free.

The collection includes nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century German and American paintings, as well as more contemporary works that bridge visual art, media, and installation. The Museum also hosts a wide variety of rotating exhibitions featuring local, national, and international artists.

All visitors are welcome to join a wide variety of programming and events, from free daily tours to film screenings, concerts, artist lectures, and more. The Museum also features a Café serving made-from-scratch seasonal bites alongside beverages and desserts. The Museum Store features a curated collection of one-of-a-kind items from Pacific Northwest designers and artists.
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  • I find it difficult to describe what Frye is like. It's an eclectic mixture of contemporary and traditional art, and is more than worth the visit (especially considering it's free). There's a good.....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Visually stunning and emotionally moving pieces. Wish we could have explored more/longer, but our son was enjoying his echo a bit too much and we didn't want to disturb the patrons. I'm shocked this is a free museum. A definite must see!
  • I like art a lot and visit local museums and galleries all the time. Frye Art Museum always has exciting exhibitions. You can see classical art and modern as well. I come here with children, so they can also be inspired and educated.

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