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Seattle Asian Art Museum

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Address: Volunteer Park, 1400 East Prospect Street, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: 206 654 3100
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The SAAM, as its called, has millennia-old East Asian artifacts, from...

The SAAM, as its called, has millennia-old East Asian artifacts, from Chinese vases to Japenese Buddhist art.

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beautiful building in a park

We really enjoyed visiting the SAAM. The Art Deco building itself is worth a visit. Although their collection were not as extensive as the Royal Ontario Museum's, or the Asian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
West Vancouver, Canada
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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed visiting the SAAM. The Art Deco building itself is worth a visit. Although their collection were not as extensive as the Royal Ontario Museum's, or the Asian Art Museum of San Fran... the layout of the SAAM's exhibits were nicely laid out, spacious, properly lit and well documented. Because their collection was smaller, it's more manageable to... More 

Thank DDWong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I keep a membership to be able to visit with friends and family - or - to be able to stop by and see the latest collection or view regular collection items. Worth the time to visit if you are interested in Asian art - and each new collection has been thought provoking and inspiring. Current - Mood Indigo has... More 

Thank Mary B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has some amazing art. If you're a fan of Asian art at all, it's a must see. The museum itself is gorgeous as well! It took us about an hour to see the whole museum, so it's a bit small as art museums go. However, the art inside is amazing!

Thank Benjamin L
Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

An excellent beautiful collection. I'm told by staff that curators from Asia visit to see rare examples they don't own. Peaceful unless a class or loudmouth passing through. Occasional trendoid shows but usually reliably solid curatorship. For my money the premier Seattle art museum.

Thank dadhy
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I visit this Art Museum several times a year. They have movies as well as Japanese modern art. They have free parking and the park also is interesting. The religious art that is 3000 years old you need to take your time. You can bring food and eat outside in the Volunteer Park as well.

Thank revsteve
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Went twice to see Indigo exhibit which has great presentation of Indigo from a number of countries, including story of making dyes, fabulous. Love the Chinese film presentation ongoing as well as regular collections. I go here every year when I visit Seattle as I love Park and surrounding area.

Thank BombaxFlower
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The displays are professionally set up. Entry in Sams gains you entry into here. It is situated in a nice park. The information boards have some great information on them.

Thank C W
Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Seattle has long been a very diverse city. The Asian population goes back over one hundred years. Well worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I went last August to check out the museum because I enjoy Asian art. The permanent collection was interesting and well laid out, but the real standout was the special exhibition, which introduced me to a Japanese artist I hadn't heard of before (Chiho Aoshima) but was so captivated by that I came back a second time just to spend... More 

Thank Claire F
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The collection itself and the space it is housed in work synergistically to create an amazing visual experience. I find the collection to be just the right size.

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