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Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM)

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Address: 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004-5014
Phone Number:
+1 425-519-0770
11:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

Opens in the Spring of 2005.

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This Is a Small Museum with Interesting Exhibits

Every time we visit Bellevue we visit the museum. It is small but has some great exhibits. The gift store also has some fun items to choose from.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Claremont, California
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Agoura Hills, California
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful exhibits...beautiful venue with lots to see. Currently the Divine Ammunition and Quilts of the Sierra Nevada are being displayed. The work is phenomenal and so impressive.

Thank Pat29069
Bothell, Washington
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended the Divine Ammunitions Exhibit, upon check in I was not greeted warmly at all, I was there to attend a lecture and they did not have me on the list, when I supplied my email confirmation I was made to feel as though I wasn't welcome. The lecture itself was amazing, but the check in was poorly handled.

Thank laughsalot0579
Claremont, California
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198 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we visit Bellevue we visit the museum. It is small but has some great exhibits. The gift store also has some fun items to choose from.

Thank FLB
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It almost doesn't have any exhibits. The exhibits that it does have are not a good quality. I visited this place couple of times and not sure what its doing in the heart of Bellevue.

Thank Keren A
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9 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This caught my eye although I am not a very artistic person I gave it a whirl and I'm glad I did. Absolutely enjoyed every moment! I was kept interested and looking forward to what was next, beautiful work by many locals which is fantastic. Highly recommend.

Thank Poppy R
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great topical museum with thought inspiring exhibits. Free on the first Friday of the month. Best to combined with a lunch or coffee out!

1 Thank Claudia L
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Though small, the range of exhibits that BAM prepares is always a treat. Wether Madeline Albrights Pin Collection, Wood, Paper, or the recent Metalmorphisis you will be treated to new ways to think of art its creation. Recent trip on a free first Friday also offered many of the artists with tables demonstrating how they create their work, and even... More 

Thank gratefulguestreality
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Planted smack downtown modern Bellevue a visit to BAM is always a treat. Home to, initially crafts of the highest caliber, the kind of artisan work that often deserves the qualification Fine Art, BAM's tall atrium and walls make it possible to present large works of art that can't easily be displayed at other venues. Those who have Holl's chapel... More 

Thank dutchessabroad
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

From the outside BAM is almost as appealing as a storage warehouse plunked down in the heart of downtown Bellevue. Come inside. The museum has hosted some outstanding traveling exhibitions in human scale galleries. This is Bellevue but there is nothing snooty about the place. The docents are dedicated tto ensuring everyone's visit is up close and personal. I like... More 

Thank SeattleAvidtraveler
Bellevue, Washington
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87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I do not recommend it. I live in Bellevue and do not find this 'artless' museum compelling. Friends do not frequent it either.

Thank laurabaxter01

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