Frye Art Museum

★★★★☆
  • 704 Terry Ave

    Seattle, WA 98104

    Cross street: At Cherry St, First Hill (Pill Hill) & Capitol Hill

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  • 206-622-9250

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I can't get enough of this place...
As a poor college student the Frye Art Museum is an inexpensive way to enjoy art. **When I say inexpensive, I mean FREE** I love to come here to enjoy the permanent collection as well as rotating exhibits. Exhibitions like Robert Crumb, Mark Ryden, Willie Cole and Amy Helfand keep me coming back.
I can't articulate what a wonderful place this museum is, but this hidden gem is always worth the visit.

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★★★★★

I can't get enough of this place...
As a poor college student the Frye Art Museum is an inexpensive way to enjoy art. **When I say inexpensive, I mean FREE** I love to come here to enjoy the permanent collection as well as rotating exhibits. Exhibitions like Robert Crumb, Mark Ryden, Willie Cole and Amy Helfand keep me coming back.
I can't articulate what a wonderful place this museum is, but this hidden gem is always worth the visit.

Pros: Free, peaceful, entertaining, educational and free parking

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This is a nice free museum with a very small and ecclectic collection mostly German painters who worked between 1850 and 1915. However, there was a special exhibit on a painter named Darger, which is very innappropriate. It is TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE to have children portrayed without any clothing on and as victims of torture (tied up to trees) in an art museum and then passing this off as art.

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This is a nice free museum with a very small and ecclectic collection mostly German painters who worked between 1850 and 1915. However, there was a special exhibit on a painter named Darger, which is very innappropriate. It is TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE to have children portrayed without any clothing on and as victims of torture (tied up to trees) in an art museum and then passing this off as art.

Pros: Free

Cons: Inappropriate exhibit

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I came upon the Frye Museum by accident. I was happened to walk by it on a day that it had already closed. I had no idea that it was even in that area and Ive lived near by for over a year. I finally got a chance to go inside and was amazed by the collection. Some of the pieces are just so bold and life like, you cant help but just stare. What a great find here in Seattle. Can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

I came upon the Frye Museum by accident. I was happened to walk by it on a day that it had already closed. I had no idea that it was even in that area and Ive lived near by for over a year. I finally got a chance to go inside and was amazed by the collection. Some of the pieces are just so bold and life like, you cant help but just stare. What a great find here in Seattle. Can't wait to go back.

Pros: Free, Great Art, Good Layout

Cons: Odd Hours, No Advertisting

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Located in First Hill, this is a great place to spend the day. They are always free, always have great art, and have a good cafe so you can have a wonderful day in downtown Seattle for really cheap! Their art shows are rather cutting edge compared to the Seattle Art Museum. I've seen William Cumming and Mark Ryden shows here that were fabulous. I also went to a class here on William Cummings' art and life that was taught by a local author who had special access to his life. I really got an insider view of the art, which meant even more than just going to see the show. The space is really nice, and not so big that you are exhausted when you are done. Like Goldilocks, I'd say this space is not too big and not too small - it is just right.

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★★★★★

Located in First Hill, this is a great place to spend the day. They are always free, always have great art, and have a good cafe so you can have a wonderful day in downtown Seattle for really cheap! Their art shows are rather cutting edge compared to the Seattle Art Museum. I've seen William Cumming and Mark Ryden shows here that were fabulous. I also went to a class here on William Cummings' art and life that was taught by a local author who had special access to his life. I really got an insider view of the art, which meant even more than just going to see the show. The space is really nice, and not so big that you are exhausted when you are done. Like Goldilocks, I'd say this space is not too big and not too small - it is just right.

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This musuem is located in the First Hill area of Seattle. Free admission and free parking make it a great attraction for downtown visitors. It has a very nice gallery of 19th century European and American paintings. I also enjoy their frequent exhibitions on contemporary painters and photographers. Adjacent cafe has a good and creative menu with low price (relatively).

PROS: free admission and parking, nice cafe menu
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★★★★☆

This musuem is located in the First Hill area of Seattle. Free admission and free parking make it a great attraction for downtown visitors. It has a very nice gallery of 19th century European and American paintings. I also enjoy their frequent exhibitions on contemporary painters and photographers. Adjacent cafe has a good and creative menu with low price (relatively).

PROS: free admission and parking, nice cafe menu
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This is one of Seattles free museums. It is well worth the visit. It is very old and has some beautiful pieces on permanent display, then lots of exhibits that are constantly changing.

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This is one of Seattles free museums. It is well worth the visit. It is very old and has some beautiful pieces on permanent display, then lots of exhibits that are constantly changing.

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Try the Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum. Loads of European classic art with some really nice water color paintings. It is a nice bargain too. Do not expect a fancy giftshop seeling a Mona Lisa pencil holder this place is pure art and none of the fancy razzle dazzle of the SAM.

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Try the Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum. Loads of European classic art with some really nice water color paintings. It is a nice bargain too. Do not expect a fancy giftshop seeling a Mona Lisa pencil holder this place is pure art and none of the fancy razzle dazzle of the SAM.

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Located in First Hill, the Frye displays both classic & modern art. Being a perfectly-sized museum--not too big, not too small-- that incorporates an array of visual art, it draws a diverse crowd and should be able to appeal to every member of the family. Best of all, it's FREE.

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Located in First Hill, the Frye displays both classic & modern art. Being a perfectly-sized museum--not too big, not too small-- that incorporates an array of visual art, it draws a diverse crowd and should be able to appeal to every member of the family. Best of all, it's FREE.

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The Frye is great. It's located on Capital Hill, but has a parking lot attached, and is housed in a beautiful building that was remodelled recently. The Frye Cafe serves us delicious food, and since the founders left the museum an endowment, entrance to the museum is free. They display a great selection of realist art, and have continual moving exhibits that challenge and intrigue the art-lover. The Frye is quite a Seattle treasure.

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The Frye is great. It's located on Capital Hill, but has a parking lot attached, and is housed in a beautiful building that was remodelled recently. The Frye Cafe serves us delicious food, and since the founders left the museum an endowment, entrance to the museum is free. They display a great selection of realist art, and have continual moving exhibits that challenge and intrigue the art-lover. The Frye is quite a Seattle treasure.

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The Frye is a gift to the people of Seattle. The museum has a clear idea of what is trying to do and is refreshingly diverse at the same time. The permanent collection is really a jumping off point-representational art is the forte here. I always take a minute to walk by the grand portraits of the founders-Charles and Emma Frye-and appreciate just what a grand legacy they have left us. You should too.

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The Frye is a gift to the people of Seattle. The museum has a clear idea of what is trying to do and is refreshingly diverse at the same time. The permanent collection is really a jumping off point-representational art is the forte here. I always take a minute to walk by the grand portraits of the founders-Charles and Emma Frye-and appreciate just what a grand legacy they have left us. You should too.

Pros: Free!, Great Cafe, Sleek Design

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This is a beautiful little museum. I have only been here once, a couple of years ago and was impressed by their special exhibit (I think it was English art) and their permanent collection. It's the perfect place to spend a lazy weekend afternoon. There is a cafe that looks cute, although I haven't tried it yet. I plan to revisit again soon.

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★★★★★

This is a beautiful little museum. I have only been here once, a couple of years ago and was impressed by their special exhibit (I think it was English art) and their permanent collection. It's the perfect place to spend a lazy weekend afternoon. There is a cafe that looks cute, although I haven't tried it yet. I plan to revisit again soon.

Pros: FREE!, Permanent collection

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If you haven't been there, go. It's useless for this reviewer to attmept describing the museo in his neighborhood. Just get there, and you'll see why (in a good sense, of course). I think Museums are not to be described - only visited.

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If you haven't been there, go. It's useless for this reviewer to attmept describing the museo in his neighborhood. Just get there, and you'll see why (in a good sense, of course). I think Museums are not to be described - only visited.

Pros: Well kept secret

Cons: Well kept secret

 

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