Did the Wedgwood Art Festival whet your appetite for more fine art? Just in time, the Frye Art Museum has reopened after extensive renovations. Three new exhibitions are open to celebrate the Frye’s sixtieth anniversary in the refurbished galleries.
Located at 704 Terry Avenue on Seattle’s First Hill, the Frye Art Museum first opened its doors in 1952 as the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye, who were prominent Seattle business leaders and art collectors. As major philanthropic supporters of arts and music, the couple directed that works from the Frye Founding Collection of European paintings be continuously on view to the public, free of charge. To this day the Frye charges no admission, and the parking is free, too!
In addition to the viewing galleries, the Frye has an excellent gift shop and a cafe. You can get some culture, look for gift ideas and have a cup of coffee, all in the same building. The Frye is closed only on Mondays. On other days it opens at 11 AM, with extended hours on Thursday evenings. For more on the sixtieth anniversary celebrations and the current exhibitions of paintings, see: www.fryemuseum.org/