The current exhibit is extensive and can take several hours for the serious viewer. The permanent exhibits are interesting and focus mostly on contemporary art, ethic art... read more
SAM has been the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific...
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.