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.Arrange to visit Frye Art Museum and other attractions in Seattle using our Seattle trip itinerary planning app.
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.
Frye Art Museum reviews
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 »
Enjoyed wandering through the Frye Art Museum. Dance show was beautiful. Really enjoyed the "Dress Code" exhibit. 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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