The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. The founding collection of Charles and Emma Frye, to which access shall always be free, serves as the catalyst for the museum’s engagement with contemporary art and artists. Reflecting Seattle’s evolving identity through exhibitions, programs, and outreach, the Frye Art Museum showcases local and global artists who are exploring the issues of our time as well as contemporary scholarship on historical subject matter. While small, the Frye has a rich and significant history as a cornerstone cultural institution in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. We were drawn to the opportunity to build upon this legacy.
HISTORY OF THE ART MUSEUM
Frye Museum is home to the personal collection of Charles and Emma Frye and hosts rotating exhibitions by artists from around the world. Founded in 1952, it is mandated under its charter to be admission free and has become an integral cultural institution in the First Hill neighborhood.
Museum House is an opportunity to build upon this legacy and help the museum continue to hold its own. Frye Museum is adjacent to the St. James Cathedral in the First Hill neighborhood, already one of the most desirable places to live in Seattle.