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Seattle Art Museum

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1300 1st Ave, Between Union & University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
+1 206-654-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent and innovative displays Great use of space Art from ancient Egypt to Andy Warhol Spent a great hour there. Highly recommend Entry fee is a recommendation so if you are on a tight budget still go but all to pay less if you need...More

Thank CapeTownCapetown
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I make a point of trying to visit the art museum when I visit a new city For me, this museum was a bit of a disappointment. The collection is small, I was through it very quickly. There are a couple of nice pieces, like...More

Thank timatlga
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great museum, as what you would expect from a large city. Friendly and helpful staff, coat check room available as well as a cafe and gift shop. Be sure to check current exhibitions upon your available to Seattle.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter loves art museums. We have visited SAM several times throughout the years. They offer military discounts. Great exhibits. When we have visited it has not been too crowded so we have been able to truly enjoy it.

Thank ricandary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw the Edward S. Curtis exhibit which was world-class for a world-class photographer! (Read Timothy Egan's book about him you won't be disappointed!) After spending about two hours in the special exhibit, we explored the rest of the museum. SAM has many artworks by...More

Thank IdahoGirl83716
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a few peaceful hours in the museum and it did not disappoint. I don't know if the laser cut tree always hangs over the entrance foyer but it was really beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the different collections quite interesting. Some of the modern pieces were not that great but that's j uh st my opinion. Glad that we didn't miss Double Exposure. This was a great way to spend a few hours.

Thank onesushigirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The special exhibit called "Double Exposure", featuring works mostly by Edward S. Curtis is a MUST do! It's also dubbed as "widening the lens on native culture". Very important to see the many historic and pioneering photographs. Not just portraits, but scenery and landscapes "before...More

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit disappointing in that there wasn't much art in the way of paintings…..but LOTS of objects (furniture, jewelry, décor). Large museum and worth the price.

Thank LWLinCO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this museum! Can’t wait to go back! A beautiful facility with an impressive collection. The Double Exposure exhibit is amazing!

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June 25, 2018|
Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
SAM is about midway between the Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. It’s about a 15 minute (walk) or a $5 Uber.
Coni J
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they have good food options for lunch.
April 15, 2016|
Response from 313pamelak | Reviewed this property |
We only had an hour, 90 minutes would have been less of a rush. Two hours would have been too much.