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“Wonderful special exhibits: Picasso and Gaugin”
Review of Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum
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$39.00*
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Show Me Seattle -90 Minute City Tour
Ranked #33 of 461 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: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Situated in the downtown core! SAM has shown us two magnificent exhibitions in these past couple of years. Both exhibitions were amazing with the incredible number of pieces shown along with indepth commentary on the complimentary audio guide.we prepurchased our tickets online to avoid unnecessary lineups and made use of the special exhibition parking at an amazing price of $6 for up to 4 hours. The shop is a must see for interesting wares...some even t great prices!

Thank Darkmisto
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

The Seattle Art Museum is always worth visiting. The permanent exhibits are wonderful. But the Gaugin exhibit which is there until April 29th is not to be missed. I learned so much from the excellent audio guide and from the movie which are both included. The paintings are breathtaking.
I was with a group of 12 friends and we had brunch at the museum's restaurant which was also excellent.

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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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