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Seattle Art Museum

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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful facility with interesting collections to view, particularly those of the Pacific Northwest. Did a double-take on the Institute of Empathy exhibit......but then I remembered I was in Seattle........

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited on a rainy afternoon while waiting for a flight, perhaps I just wasn’t in the right mood but I found the Seattle Art Museum to be an odd mixture of stuff with American art of the 19th C in one gallery round the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there on the first weekend of the month, so this was a free visit for me. I absolutely loved it. I enjoy abstract art and every visit to a museum is an occasion to learn something new. I discovered the indigenous australian artists...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shaheen_17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much of this tiny museum display area is occupied with the<"modern," type art (Ie; canvas with lots of squares) If I'm paying I expect to see more paintings that I could never dream of reproducing. Fortunately I got in for free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tallmark1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is filled with fantastic art pieces and dreamy sculptures. You will see all kinds of exotic dresses and motives from out of this world.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Landbridge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on the First Thursday of the month when admission is free. Wandered around the exhibits and loved the feeling of space in the galleries & the variety of art styles & mediums. But the best bit was the discover tour led by one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oscar M
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

The collection is not deep but go for the northwest First People items and, at the moment, a beautiful show of Australian Anoriginal paintings. The gift shop here has wonderful scarves and well-designed decorative items. Some galleries are now under construction/ installation

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

The museum is nice and they have very different type of art in different sections. We really liked the contemporary parts and the African and Native American parts of the museum. The layout is a bit confusing, sometimes there are several openings and corridors so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travellingal10
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Kate Olson Quartet performed ,in lobby at SAM . She is an outstanding saxophone musician,with talented drum,base,and keyboard.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 February 2019

It had diverse cultural display. But what really get my attention the display of some arts and documentary film on the floor instead on the wall. The documentary film about artist was projected from ceiling to the floor. This was very interesting way of utilizing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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4 October 2018|
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Response from smbl8447 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember seeing a coffee shop.
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.
9 February 2018|
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Response from 125MarkW | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they have good food options for lunch.