Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

4.3
#4 of 29 in Museums in Seattle
While Pacific Northwest artists are strongly represented at Seattle Art Museum, its collections cover art from the four corners of the world, spanning from ancient history to modern times. Known to locals as SAM, the museum often hosts popular traveling exhibits. The museum's rich permanent collections include genres such as early Italian paintings. Because the museum is not too big, you can take your time to enjoy the works of art. Using our world travel planner, Seattle attractions like Seattle Art Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Far exceeded expectations!! Lovely space, not too big, not too small. Great collection, esp re 20th century and beyond. Was quite captivated by the Aboriginal art and actually returned a second time t...  more »
  • Have you ever wished for a more active and fun museum experience? Something not quiet, less cerebral, and more interactive? Check out Seattle Art Museum's nighttime parties. We wanted to see the Jeffr...  more »
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  • I really liked this art museum. They have a great variety of exhibitions in the gallery. Very well designed by industrious designers. It’s very good idea to spend one day at least in this art gallery. Quick tip: It’s in downtown and really hard to find parking. It can be better to use public transport.
  • This museum has an amazing collection of indigenous peoples’ art and artifacts. I also enjoyed the Zen tea room display. They also have a wonderful modern art collection packed with big names. The furniture and architectural artifact exhibits were also pretty cool. They are open until 9 PM on Thursdays, or at least on the first Thursday of the month, which is a great opportunity to check them out.

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