Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle

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The Seattle Asian Art Museum is a museum of Asian art located inside Volunteer Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, United States. Part of the Seattle Art Museum, the SAAM occupies the 1933 Art Deco building which was originally home to the Seattle Art Museum's main collection. In 1991 the main collection moved to a newly constructed Seattle Art Museum building in downtown Seattle. The building in Volunteer Park remained closed until 1994, when it reopened as the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Admission is free on the first Thursday and the first Saturday of every month.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum is housed in a historic Art Deco building designed in 1933 by Carl F. Gould of the architectural firm Bebb and Gould. From 1933 to 1991, the building served as the home of the Seattle Art Museum and its main collection. After the main collection moved to a new museum in Downtown Seattle, the building was renovated at a cost of $5.2 million.
The building was designated a Seattle landmark in 1989 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
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  • The art museum has nice permanent exhibits and interesting temporary exhibits. I really like the building and grounds more.  more »
  • Seattle asian art museum and the art that is specialized. Asian eyes as they gazed at the exhibition is fun to watch you've described another South Dar says. Well worth visiting.
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  • My favorite museum in Seattle I haven't visited recently because it has been closed for renovations. But I felt it was a wonderful experience before and am excited to see how they have improved on an already rich experience. The ancient sculptures portraying people and there dieties cultures can be experienced through touch, sound and site.
  • 1 of the best museums I have ever visited. Although it's small in size, the museum offers a great selection of asian art and culture items. I was very impressed with how knowledgeable the staff are and great pride they have in keeping this place open. Excellent gifts at the shop and foods decent at the cafe.

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