Seattle's Frye Art Museum closes April 17 for renovations

The Frye Art Museum will close for renovations April 17 and will reopen July 14. The Gallery Café also will close, but will reopen earlier, June 19. Frye programs will continue as scheduled at Skyline, a retirement community at 725 Ninth Ave. (one block from the Frye). The Frye’s free parking lot will remain open during the museum/cafe closure. Upon reopening, the Frye will celebrate its 60th anniversary with events to be announced on

In the meantime, museum visitors have a chance to catch “Li Chen: Eternity and Commoner,” a show by a Taiwanese artist; “Of Breath and Rain” by local multimedia artist Susie J. Lee; and “Beloved,” a selection from the Frye’s founding collection, all through April 15. (The Li Chen show was recently extended.) 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; free (206-622-9250 or

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