Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM)
Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM)
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Opens in the Spring of 2005.
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Pollylauuuu
London2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
*Not Infant/ Toddler friendly*

I felt really frustrated after my 1.5 year old toddler being told to be more quiet twice in the museum. This is the first time my toddler had been told to be more quiet out of our numerous visits to different museums. I definitely felt unwelcomed and this is clearly a mistake for me to bring a toddler here.

Also the staff were following us in the third floor the whole time. If you don't want to being watched, don't come. This is ridiculous.

Apparently several Yelpers with kids mentioned the same thing, I should have read reviews before I go!
Written September 16, 2022
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gregdove
chicago1,580 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped in the gift shop while wandering around Bellevue. The woman working there was very rude. We were shopping and I snapped a picture of an item for sale. And she came at us, you cannot take pictures of anything!!!!

I am from Chicago. All museums allow you to take pictures. Not only in the gift shop. But also the actual museum.

This museum is a pimple on the butt of an art critique. And Chicago museum's are world class. Go figure.
Written October 29, 2007
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Juliet R
Seattle, WA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
I love the BAM. It has such a varied and interesting set of shows. It is a small museum, with a very selective set of things. It is a showcase for contemporary high-end craft: glass, metal, paper, textiles, etc. It also houses a dandy gift shop and is well located across from several shopping malls and lots of restaurants, so a fun place to put in any visit to Bellevue
Written June 4, 2019
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gailirene2018
Vancouver, Canada27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This museum was small and intimate. We saw four excellent exhibits and a wonderful grouping of young artists' works. It took approx. an hour+ to view the entire museum and worth the entrance fee. I would visit again.
Written February 25, 2019
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Jeff M
Issaquah, WA42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
A small, but enjoyable, arts museum. When we visited, an annual arts festival was in progress, and admission was free. There were creative children's activities on the first floor and most exhibits were on the 2nd and 3rd floors, which are accessible by ramp or elevator. Good exhibits, but limited by space. All-in-all, it was a relief to rest our eyes on art in a quiet, air-conditioned environment.
Written August 23, 2018
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StlThick67
Saint Louis, MO21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Business
As I am a nerd, this was a plus for my visit as it was only blocks away from my hotel. I especially wanted to see the Ebony fashion display, but the rest of BAM was excellent
Written June 29, 2016
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Richard S
Bellevue, WA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Convenience of a local downtown museum with rotating exhibits that are unique and accessible. The interior spaces and staff are well prepared for the visitor.
Written May 19, 2015
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Scott D
Bellevue, WA70 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
If there is a bigger misuse of money and land, I can't think of it. There is seldom much of anything resembling art in the museum. Last month one exhibit was a group of porcelain cats (not a complete loss worth 3-5 minutes of your time). The other "exhibit" was some trash that had been formed into a bundle. That was pretty much it. On the first Friday on the month, at least they don't have the gall to charge admission.
Written July 29, 2013
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laurapoint
seattle356 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
I never see anybody going in there. Like most everything in Bellevue, it has a nice facade, with no substance inside.
Written July 29, 2013
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Arden B
Englewood, CO64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Solo
This is a smaller museum by comparison to most Art Museum, but delightful and intimate. The hours mirror the shopping district, and parking is tied to the shopping center for your convenience.
Written January 23, 2013
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