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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
    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... 
    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 »
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  • A very nice, well-curated, free art museum in a nice part of town. A little on the small side as museums go, but there's quality material inside. Well worth a visit!
  • Very impressed by the “Experimenting with Bearden” educator workshop and overall exhibit of the work of Romare Bearden. Fantastic free little (but mighty!) art museum and great gift shop. Absolutely will be coming back for future exhibits and workshops.

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