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Seattle Asian Art Museum

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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: Volunteer Park, 1400 East Prospect Street, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: +1 206-654-3100
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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Time your visit with interesting exhibit

This is a small museum- and about half was taken by a very good exhibit which is no longer there. Considering the size of Seattle and and it’s lagre Asian population, I expected... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 21, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The serene and intelligent Asian Art Museum is a respite from noise. It is full of lovely things, elegantly displayed and the location in Volunteer Park is sublime.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This is a small museum- and about half was taken by a very good exhibit which is no longer there. Considering the size of Seattle and and it’s lagre Asian population, I expected the permanent exhibit to be better, both in terms of variety and quality, None-the-less, I would recommend checking it out, especially if they have an interesting special... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Really pleasant, quiet, uncrowded and full of a variety of Asian art and artifacts.Was original home of Seattle Art Museum, and is set in a most pleasant large urban park with a grand view of the Puget Sound. In the summer plan on going in the late afternoon and then attending Shakespeare-in-the-Park in the evening (bring your own low folding... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The Seattle Asian Art Museum is located in the Volunteer Park, in a beautiful location. The museum itself has about ten rooms, half of them were dedicated to a special exhibition (Indigo Mood - about the use of indigo in textile arts all over the world) and half to Asian art. The special exhibition was well curated and explained (mostly)... More 

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washington dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Being from DC we know museums and are huge Asian Art fans and we absolutely loved this museum. We went on Capital Hill Art Walk night and it was free from 5-9, which was an unexpected bonus. We were impressed with the textile exhibit (which closed) and the rest of the permanent exhibits. Plus the view from the museum and... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This museum has it all a great collection of Asian art, location & View as well as a great building and as well as good parking and great exhibits ,talks and more.

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Warren, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Lovely small museum with an exceptional exhibit on indigo. Certainly well worth a visit if you appreciate Asian art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

As Weaver's, my sister, myself and significant others went to see the exhibit on indigo. We found an interesting exhibit - we wanted to see more - in a museum situated in a lovely park. We loved that the museum guards were so well informed, it was like having a docent in every room. Be sure to allow time to... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 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 

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