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Frye Art Museum

704 Terry Avenue

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This small museum focuses on American, French, and German artists from the 19th  and 20th  centuries, including the largest collection of the 1870–1900 Munich School (Friedrich von Kaulbach, Gabriel Max) in the United States.  One of its charms is that although it’s a private museum, admission is free.  Add free parking, a cafe with good food, and a nice gift shop, and a visit here becomes a perfect way to spend a rainy morning or afternoon, or, for that matter, almost any morning or afternoon.

    Frye Art Museum Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (accessible via Metro Transit routes 3, 4, or 12 from downtown)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Hours: Tuesday–Wednesday, Friday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday noon–5 p.m., closed Monday
  • Admission: Free
  • Tours: Public Tours are available Wednesday-Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
  • Membership:Individual membership is $50. All members enjoy invitations to members-only events and exclusive exhibition opening receptions, lectures, films, and music with free or discounted tickets, and the opportunity to reserve tickets in advance. Discounts for students ($25) and seniors ($30) are also offered.