Asian Art Museum, Seattle

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The Seattle Asian Art Museum is a museum of Asian art located inside Volunteer Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, United States. Part of the Seattle Art Museum, SAAM occupies the 1933 Art Moderne building (designed by Carl F. Gould of the architectural firm Bebb and Gould) which was originally home to the Seattle Art Museum's main collection. In 1991 the main collection moved to a newly constructed Seattle Art Museum building in downtown Seattle. The building in Volunteer Park remained closed until 1994, when it reopened as the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Admission is free on the first Thursday and the first Saturday of every month.The BuildingThe building is a designated Seattle landmark.
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  • If you plan to visit Volunteer Park you might want to consider adding some time so you could also visit the Asian Art Museum. It has a small but very nice collection.  more »
  • THIS MUSEUM IS CLOSED UTIL 2019 for rennovation. I try to visit this museum once a year, my last visit was for the "Mood Indigo" exhibit. Other notable exhibits at this museum have included "Indo-Pers...  more »
  • Currently closed for major reconstruction and renovation, this branch of the Seattle Art Museum promises to be a spectacular setting for exploring Asian art. Look for its re-opening and then run don't...  more »
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  • Nice museum located in beautiful park (don't miss the nearby water tower). The special exhibitions are always interesting. And it's free the 1st weekend of every month.
  • A decently sized museum where you can expect to spend at least an hour. I went during free museum week in the summer and there was an exhabit featuring Japanese Shibori.
  • Beautiful art deco architecture and exquisite exhibits! The Asian Art Museum provides a large breadth of historical artifacts from various regions, and modern day pieces ranging from digital prints, to sound recordings, to digital murals. It is a smaller museum, which makes the exhibits more digestible. Great for a weekend morning jaunt, followed by a stroll in gorgeous Volunteer Park afterwards. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Nice little museum with a small but beautiful collection in a great building in a fantastic park. A great way to spend a few hours
  • The Asian Museum will be undergoing a remodel and is now closed. The exhibition I attended was very interesting and the museum's collection of Asian art is worth seeing here.

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