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Seattle Art Museum

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A must see for museum lovers

If you are the kind of person that loves going to museums, like me, you have to make time to go to... read more

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Great First Peoples’ Artifacts

We visited for the First People exhibit and wandered through the contemporary art first. The art... read more

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SAM has been the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest since 1933. Visit SAM to see a museum carved into the city, as much a part of Seattle's landscape and personality as the coffee, rain, mountains, Pike Place Market, and the...more
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1300 1st Ave, Between Union & University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
+1 206-654-3100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are the kind of person that loves going to museums, like me, you have to make time to go to the SAM. I truly loved the huge hanging tree made of wooden blocks, and the Institute of Empathy exhibit was like nothing I’d...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is very nice and the entrance is free even though it is posted an admission price. I was told that the price is optional. You can donate any amount to enter.

Thank Suk A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the First People exhibit and wandered through the contemporary art first. The art collection is small but varied. Works are clearly explained. The First People exhibit has a nice collection of masks. Several videos present tribal dance and a canoe congregation. Take...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just minutes walk from the Pike Place Market SAM is a must see place for visitors. I enjoy various exhibitions with my annual membership every year.

Thank lonelycloud99
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has a wonderful collection and brings interesting exhibits to Seattle. Very diverse mix including indigenous art from First Nations, Alaska Native, and Native American communities.

1  Thank 190shanah
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a moderate size collection (by NYC standards) housed in a large attractive space. We only had about an hour, but I felt like we saw most of the important material. My favorite exhibit was the Porcelain Room, a small space displaying more than...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From classics to contemporary, this was a nice thing to do while visiting. Very diverse mix. Fun to see the different eras.

Thank jpc1602
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seattle Art Museum has an eclectic group of exhibitions on display. There is indigenous art from First Nation artists from North America and Australia as well as more traditional art. There is an interesting collection of silverware from the 18th and 19th century too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is worth a visit when in Seattle. There are a variety of permanent exhibits which will appeal to everyone in your group. The First Peoples’ exhibit as well as the northwest Indian exhibit was well curated. There was also an...More

1  Thank Ann C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent and innovative displays Great use of space Art from ancient Egypt to Andy Warhol Spent a great hour there. Highly recommend Entry fee is a recommendation so if you are on a tight budget still go but all to pay less if you need...More

1  Thank CapeTownCapetown
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4 October 2018|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe, and plenty of coffee shops nearby
25 June 2018|
Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
SAM is about midway between the Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. It’s about a 15 minute (walk) or a $5 Uber.
Coni J
9 February 2018|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they have good food options for lunch.
15 April 2016|
Response from 313pamelak | Reviewed this property |
We only had an hour, 90 minutes would have been less of a rush. Two hours would have been too much.
Lee M
24 March 2016|
Response from Whitney L | Property representative |
Hi Lee: Great question! Senior rates are $17.95 for guests 62 and over and on the first Friday of each month seniors are free to our collection and special exhibitions are half price. We hope you come visit SAM soon.