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Address: 704 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: +1 206-622-9250
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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A museum with works mainly from 19th and 20th century American artists.

A museum with works mainly from 19th and 20th century American artists.

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It's free and very good

Probably better than the Seattle Art Museum. Has a good range of art, and a small cafe. A bit of a walk uphill to get there, but would take you 15mins.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
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Lakewood, Washington
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's free, so there's that. The exhibits are ok. Not the greatest, but again, it's free. It's a small collection, overall.

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Thank djstatick
Lancaster, California
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I decided to check this place out because it was cold and raining and I wanted to be indoors for awhile...and, well, it's FREE. I understand that I can't REALLY complain since it IS free, but I will say it's pretty lackluster and a bit on the pretentious side.

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Thank Erica F
Seattle
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Quiet, pleasant and intimate building with local and international artists. Curation is erratic, but usually excellent.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Revelatory introduction to the life and work of this Danish artist who died in 1914 after success in Denmark and in Europe. Muted colors, simple interiors, some affecting portraits of other artists, his mother, and especially his wife, Ida. This lovely museum is a perfect setting for the exhibit with its clean lines and light colors. Also, the small but... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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202 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a great art museum and totally free. They have exhibits that are changed about every 3-4 months. During our visit, the exhibits were all different and well placed, informative and well distributed throughout the building. Great lunch area to enjoy either before or after viewing the exhibits.

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Thank Jane D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Probably better than the Seattle Art Museum. Has a good range of art, and a small cafe. A bit of a walk uphill to get there, but would take you 15mins.

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Thank check06
Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Frye is a gem tucked away above downtown. The original collection is middling art, of the 19th century and collected by the namesakes. The special exhibits are usually very interesting, it has a small restaurant, and concerts are given there on occasion.

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Thank WanderingWolfe
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful salon room with oil paintings. The temporary, video exhibits were really weird and one was very disturbing. Beautiful building.

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Thank Tiffany H
Tallahassee, FL
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a lovely smaller museum that has a solid permanent collection and quite interesting and ambitious rotating exhibits. It is not crowded which I love- sometimes I just hate being in museums that are just jam packed with people and noisy kids. The Frye is a respite from that scene. They also have a lovely café and like I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Frye Art Museum is an interesting place in downtown Seattle, filled with interesting pieces from various times and various parts of the world. There are rotating exhibits, as well as a permanent collection, located in this small gallery. I enjoyed studying the works of the Danish master Hammershøi during the special exhibit dedicated to him. One permanent room is... More 

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