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The Seattle Art Museum far exceeded my expectations. It was lively, diverse and imaginatively... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Great Museum to visit

I just got off a cruise and had time to pass before heading to the airport. So I checked out the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Seattle Art Museum far exceeded my expectations. It was lively, diverse and imaginatively curated. Not to be missed on a visit to Seattle.

2  Thank Bighorndon
Reviewed 6 days ago

I just got off a cruise and had time to pass before heading to the airport. So I checked out the art museum in Seattle. I enjoyed it very much. Didn't feel overwhelmed with the place. I was able to see everything in the place...More

1  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Seattle Art Museum is excellent, with fine collections of African Art, tribal art, and decent collections of American and contemporary art. While the exhibits are not always laid out in an entirely intuitive manner, this is a fine museum.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture is already very inviting, the exhibits great ( an amazing collection of asian art) As well as friendly staff.

Thank sushiDarmstadt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the temporary exhibit called double exposure. It juxtaposed photographs of native americans at the turn of the last century with recent photographs. Incredibly well done and interesting (especially the recent ones). Other than that it was poorly laid out and not as...More

Thank mjjcville
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced, poor lay out, poor lighting. I have attempted to like this disaster of a museum many times. It always falls flat. The staff seem like they are working under bad management w low energy and little humor/ lightness. The permanent collection is mediocre at...More

Thank catjobes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to fit our visit in in the little time we had left in Seattle before heading off to the airport. Big mistake - there’s loads to see here and some incredible collections from many different cultures and time periods. We had to dash...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have always enjoyed the exhibits at this museum. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Thank NDoyal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The art museum is a must. The collection is broad and is of excellent quality. They had a nice collection of 50-60’s pieces this visit with Johns , Rauschenberg and Cage . Also Pollock, Rothko and others. Nice selection of totems and other art from...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Double Exposure exhibit by Edward S. Curtis and Marianne Nicolson is very interesting. It features years of photography of the Native American Indians. The photography is quite stunning though criticized in the art world that Curtis' work did not truly depict the struggle of...More

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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
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.