Frye Art Museum, Seattle

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  • This museum is small but so full of treasures from various periods. The native art was especially interesting to me. We would come back again.  more »
  • The Frye Art Museum is a special spot in Seattle. Very few visitors to Seattle are even aware of it, although they should be. They have a very nice small collection. It is definitely worth visiting (s...  more »
  • The Frye collection is a beautifully curated art museum and the best part is that admission is FREE! The architecture is refreshingly modern and the visiting exhibits are an interesting juxtaposition ...  more »
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  • Free admission and free parking (for now). Interesting permanent collection but the best part of this museum is the temporary exhibitions. I've seen countless incredible exhibits throughout the years. They also have a sweet little cafe and a fantastic gift shop with cool items at a variety of price points. One of my favorite museums in Seattle.
  • So far it's been an amazing art gallery the likes of which are seemingly lacking or outright missing here in the beautiful beauty and green landscape of my favorite city's heart and pretty much center. It's actually better than the Seattle Art Museum downtown because the building itself is an actual work of ART and beautiful architectures that nicely blend into the skyline very well. It's less expensive than others and also friendly enough for kids who love ART and older folks like myself really. The space used, and exactly how the Frye uses their mind blowing space there is not only amazing but also unbelievably ingenious and also fascinating for everyone blessed enough to check it out,... -Not to mention, probably actually unknown, simply because of its beautiful awesomeness! -you've absolutely got to stop by and see for yourself to believe it's wide open galleries, high ceilings and incredibly short distances to pass through that makes the warm and small appearing larger on the inside SOMEHOW place seemingly such an architect's impossible masterpiece just to behold from the outside to the inside alone, then, -your getting to see what you actually came to see, this awesomeness and righteousness and incredible, unbelievably amazing ART and perhaps actually even an actual artist or artists because they've even got performance ART there from time to time as well, incredible just doesn't quite explain how incredibly incredible that incredibly incredible Frye Art Museum actually is to witness! I've been going for over 15 years and there's always so much righteous ART that I, myself took the time to write this review about how awesome this particular place in Seattle Washington really is to myself and others loving it always! The staffing is friendly enough and I'm certain they've got a "free" day or two every week. My favorite ART museum in Seattle WA. Yours, Eddie Kamenzind 12/10/2017
  • Excellent "off the beaten path" Seattle destination. It's free, which is awesome, and the neighborhood where it's located (First Hill) is a nice place to walk around as well. Most of the traditional art (which is more my thing) is concentrated into one room, but it's a very impressive room. You could spend a couple hours in there and still not fully appreciate all of it.
  • It is a treasure to have a museum with free admission so art is more accessible to all people. The Fryes' collection of fine art is exquisite: the depth of colors and contrast of light and dark draw the viewer in as if the paintings are windows into real life. The museum is also home to wonderful exhibits of contemporary artists.
  • The museum was a great place to walk through on a rainy day. Free admission and nice circulating galleries. My favorite room had paintings that took up all 4 walls.

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