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Seattle Art Museum

1300 1st Ave, Between Union & University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
+1 206-654-3100
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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 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. ​
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1300 1st Ave, Between Union & University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
+1 206-654-3100
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a special discount for museum month so we decided to go. There was a special exhibit but it was closed but there is plenty to see in the museum anyway. Tribal art, sculptures, paintings, egyptian, islamic and so much more. I really enjoyed...More

Thank Wklstoywife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seattle Art Museum has some very good collection. There are big on native american collection. Good collection on European art as well.

Thank Atraveller0511
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 first Thursday of the month. It...More

Thank rontrips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 cast of a 140 year old western...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there with the family after a meal at the Four Seasons. Even the kids liked it. You can select what sort of art you would like to see during your visit and come back another time to see some more, because it is...More

1  Thank Minneke S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Andrew Wyeth exibit, so wel done and arranged. patron flow well managed, signage lareg enough to read at a distance, parking very easy, gift shop ok, nothing to write home about. The full time exibits were interesting and diverse. In Seattle a must visit. Exibits...More

Thank Seattle-wa-jim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superior well-curated exhibits make it worth the drive from our home on the southern Oregon coast - world class!

Thank Marie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came specifically for the Andrew Wyeth retrospective and were not disappointed. It really captured his life experience. We didn't realize we were going on a discount Thursday so it was packed but that's fine. Also ate at the gallery restaurant, also good! There is...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Become a member and support art for all in Seattle. The exhibition calendar has exciting shows. Visit free on first Thursdays or with your Senior Gold Card. The permanent exhibits are like good friends to revisit with any trip to the downtown branch. The Taste...More

Thank SaraSpoonda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to see the Wyeth Exhibit twice, and it is -soon to be was- wonderful! Today is the last day and I hope you get there. The portraits are fabulous. The depth of human understanding that Wyeth conveys is impressive. Coupled with...More

Thank Pamela L
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Coni J
10 February 2018|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they have good food options for lunch.
16 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
25 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.