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“What a surprise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM)

Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM)
Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Bellevue
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Owner description: Opens in the Spring of 2005.
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131 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Thought this might be a small, quick walk thru venue. Not so. A multi floor space with contemporary work. A wonderful way to spend a gloomy Washington afternoon.

Visited November 2012
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Chandler, Arizona
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Boutique Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is a small museum in the heart of Bellevue, WA. Once inside, it was easy to get around in because there were elevators. The collection was interesting and in general very lively.

Visited January 2013
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Englewood, Colorado
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice Art”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

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.

Visited January 2013
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VANCOUVER
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76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Bellevue was expecting so much more.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Museum was built by a well known architect and Bellevue invested millions and ended up with a something less then they were dreaming of. A three story building sort of crowded by tall high rises all around. There are several large classrooms and a lecture area, and a three story high central area which sort of underwhelms, not overwhelm, and uses up valuable space. Again it's not so bad, it's just that Bellevue hoped for so much more. The museum was not able to compete with large metro museums and so it has been a international museum of arts and crafts. It was a realistic choice for a suburban museum and they have had many solid shows. I wish them well.

Visited July 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
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“Innovative Gem with good parking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Interesting lively collections -none permanent - of craft/art. Gets little attention; never crowded, always something interesting to see, great gift shop. Located across from Bellevue Square, parking underneath and free.

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