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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 2 days ago

There are artists' works here that I've only read about. Prepare to spend a few hours here with quiet time. The exhibits here will move you in every way possible!

Thank Jenny24153
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm glad I stopped in and saw their selection of northwestern art and native art, but their european, renaissance, and enlightenment period selections are miniscule. This museum seems to have a small selection of everything, so it might be a good introduction, but if you...More

Thank Tavia W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited this museum on a Monday. Listed Entrance tickets prices are suggested so you can give any amount you want. Nice collection of modern art works. Can easily spend 2-3 hours here.

Thank arvinulim
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday (summer hours) and because they have no exhibits, you pay whatever you want, a $1.00 minimum. You can print a $2 coupon from their site that works when they have a special exhibit. We spent just under 2 hours here....More

Thank laurie c
Reviewed 1 week ago

From australian aboriginal art to Pollock and Rothko, this museum has an impressive collection that will cater to every taste.

Thank Diego G
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a member of The Seattle Art Museum ("SAM"), I visit it for the traveling exhibits. (Incidentally, the "flying cars" are no longer on display, but a new exhibit, which I believe is appropriate to the Pacific Northwest, hangs above the ticket area.) If you...More

Thank Susanne T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't go in but you can't miss the entrance. Right on the sidewalk is this gigantic statue. I've seen great reviews for this so perhaps my next visit.

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not as great as it sounds. definitely not world class based at all. Just good for rainy day passing.

Thank libi17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not one of the top in the world,obviously,but they have a great variety.That makes it interesting even for children,teens,and the not so art crazy. Especially impressive is their native arts collection,African,Asian,Australian etc. Being able to stroll from renaissance art to tribal masks to...More

Thank Lotte F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool museum, we enjoyed walking around all over, not too crowded the day we got to come here. Enjoyed taking our time through all the exhibits. Another great part is photography is allowed in this museum so you don't have someone breathing over your...More

Thank Shy P
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Lee M
senior rates
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.