Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

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While Pacific Northwest artists are strongly represented at Seattle Art Museum, its collections cover art from the four corners of the world, spanning from ancient history to modern times. Known to locals as SAM, the museum often hosts popular traveling exhibits. The museum's rich permanent collections include genres such as early Italian paintings. Because the museum is not too big, you can take your time to enjoy the works of art. Using our world travel planner, Seattle attractions like Seattle Art Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Seattle Art Museum has some very good collection. There are big on native american collection. Good collection on European art as well.  more »
  • I couldn't think of a better way to finish a day of wandering through Pike Place Market thAn walking up 1st Avenue and visiting the Seattle Art Museum. A real plus is that the museum is free on there ...  more »
  • At the Seattle Art Museum or SAM, John Grade created a large scale sculpture of a tree entitled Middle Fork. This tree that was hanging in the entrance of the museum was first made from a full plaster...  more »
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  • A beautiful museum to be sure! Many eras and artists represented from around the world. The Native American art is some of the best I have seen. My only complaint would be that for many important artists, one piece was “enough” apparently. The facility is a donation only access, except for the current “Special” show which was too pricey for me considering it was a rather small retrospective of that particular artist. Nonetheless, this is a great place to visit, bring the kids and learn about some great artists and their work.
  • Went here for the first time to see the Wyeth Exhibit and was very impressed! Lots of artwork in addition to the exhibit, and I could have spent the entire day looking at the wonderful pieces of art. My favourite pieces were the African tribal masks on display.
  • Great museum, takes donations so doesn't turn people away. Cool exhibits, a handful of famous paintings but could use a few more big ones. Beautiful interior and right smack in the middle of downtown so you can access other spots.
  • Saw a great exhibit here. Parking was easy. I removed two stars due to the multiple calls I kept getting, even at work, trying to get me to join. Took several times requesting them to quit calling before they did.
  • Medium size: 2 floors fully packed of above average art work. That room-of-plates is as great as you see in pic. Another important thing is parking: week days the museum building garage is not free(cannot be validated neither). I paid 22. But the staff said another garage can be validated so call them to find the direction. Store is also good. I’m sure you can find something interesting there. Friendly and fun staff.

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