A really lovely museum walking distance from Pike Place Market. Check for free days, too! If you only have 2 hours, you can still get through a lot, and check for free admission... read more
SAM has been the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific...
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 Space Needle.
Our three distinct locations celebrate the region's position as a crossroads where east meets west, urban meets natural, local meets global. Our collections, installations, special exhibitions, and programs feature art from around the world and build bridges between cultures and centuries.