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Located on Seattle’s First Hill since 1952, the Frye is the city’s only free art museum. The Founding Collection of primarily late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century German art was gifted in perpetuity to the people of Seattle by prominent early-twentieth-century Seattle business leaders and art collectors Charles and Emma Frye. In addition, the Museum owns an extensive collection of artworks purchased or gifted to the Museum since its opening. Today, the Frye reflects Seattle's evolving identity through exhibitions, programs, and outreach, showcasing local and global artists who are exploring the issues of our time as well as contemporary scholarship on historical subject matter.


COVID-19 Guidelines

Beginning Wednesday, October 27, visitors ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test result for museum admission. This requirement by Seattle & King County Public Health will help to protect visitors and staff, protect our health care system, and prevent business closures as the Delta variant continues to spread in King County.

Please be ready to show your proof of vaccination to the Visitor Services Representative at the front desk upon entry. Thanks for your patience as we work together to keep our community safe!

Valid forms of verification include:

  • A CDC vaccine card or photo of vaccine card stored on a phone/device
  • Documented proof of vaccination from medical record or vaccine provider
  • Proof of vaccination from another state or county
  • Printed certificate, digital record, or QR code from MyIRMobile.com or other approved apps (CLEAR or COVID Proof)


  • Print or digital documentation of an FDA-approved test taken within the previous 72 hours from a pharmacy, laboratory, or testing provider. Self-administered rapid tests (also called a home test) will not be accepted.

A few more important things to note:

  • ID is not required with proof of vaccination
  • Documentation of religious or medical exemptions are not accepted
  • Vaccine verification/testing requirements do not apply to children under 12 years of age
  • Staff and all visitors ages 3+ are still required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status
  • You must provide vaccine verification or a negative COVID-19 test at each visit—information will not be stored for future visits

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