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 Reviews
As others have written, I didn't expect to spend so long here, but it was such a diverse collection and so many impressive and beautiful displays that it became a wonderful day visit. Many kinds of ar... more »
I think those collections are good, the tickets are not very cheap but in budget. I think the special exhibition is interesting, but I am not familiar with that part of art. more »
I really liked this art museum. They have a great variety of exhibitions in the gallery. Very well designed by industrious designers. It’s very good idea to spend one day at least in this art gallery. Quick tip: It’s in downtown and really hard to find parking. It can be better to use public transport.
This museum has an amazing collection of indigenous peoples’ art and artifacts. I also enjoyed the Zen tea room display. They also have a wonderful modern art collection packed with big names. The furniture and architectural artifact exhibits were also pretty cool. They are open until 9 PM on Thursdays, or at least on the first Thursday of the month, which is a great opportunity to check them out.
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