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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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  • This was a nice museum, small but well rounded. Too much modern art for our taste but overall good. An hour was plenty for us. 
    This was a nice museum, small but well rounded. Too much modern art for our taste but overall good. An hour was plenty for us.  more »
  • We visited SAM and completely enjoyed the experience. The various collections were well displayed and interesting. Staff was present and polite. There was a convenient and free spot to check your....  more
    We visited SAM and completely enjoyed the experience. The various collections were well displayed and interesting. Staff was present and polite. There was a convenient and free spot to check your....  more »
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  • I really enjoyed my Sunday at this museum. I've been to art museums all over the US and internationally. The SAM is a really well curated collection of modern and contemporary, as well as local artists, classic and Renaissance, and indigenous art. It's not so big that you get exhausted, but has a wonderful variety of styles. The staff was very polite, professional and helpful with both SAM content and Seattle recommendations. I really enjoyed looking at local work and the gift shop has a lot of great options.
  • Seattle Art Museum's atmosphere is electric, lively, and just plain fun. My Granddaughter is a very smart 5 year old and, she remembers absolutely everything, ( literally ). We, Highly Recommend Seattle Art Museum, you won't run out of things to do. Enjoy your visit there, we did. ⛩🌴🤙🐾🤙👣🤙👍👽🐾⛩👈🌴🤓👈⚕🐾⛩

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