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Review of Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum
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$75.00*
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Pre-Cruise Seattle Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #52 of 490 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. ​
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Saw the Gauguin exhibit and was very impressed. well presented, video was informative, staff were helpful. The Museum is open late on Thursday evenings. The shop has some interesting items and the staff there were also helpful and friendly.

Thank LBrock
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

We went specifically for the Gauguin exhibit, but toured the rest of the museum to see just what they had to offer. The museum does not cram items in---it displays a wide variety of art and the only down side is a lack in describing exactly what some of the various exhibits represented.

Thank tumblentumbleweeds58
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

Went to the Gauguin show which was totally slammed, bus-loads of kids, it was great to see so many people turn out for art! The show is huge but well organized to include native pieces that influenced the artist or which he incorporated in his pictures. His wood-cuts were a revelation. Then a restorative lunch and drink at " Taste " restaurant where our waitress was charming and attentive, finally the shop which is another museum unto itself- fabulous finds! I always leave with something, and the satisfied feeling of having taken my inner artist for a walk...

Thank suzannemowat
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Even if wandering through museums might not be your cup of tea, there is a good variety of weird 'art' and traditionally appreciated pieces. A nice variety for the size of the facility.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Gaugain\s art is manna for the eyes. The SAM has done a masterful work of displaying some of Gaugain's art, showcasing his life, and brought in other Polynesian artwork to add to the rich history of this part of the world. A treat, especailly on a blustry day!

Thank pricekarla1
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