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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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  • There is a strong Chinese collection here, housed in a beautiful building (that apparently needs expensive renovations). There are also Kmer statues and currently modern video installations. February ...  more »
  • We loved the setting and the beauty of the art deco style building. Inside, the traditional Asian exhibits were very lovely, however we just wished there were more. The "new video" exhibits we did not...  more »
  • The SAAM is worth a visit, especially on a nice day: you can wander around both in the museum and through the adjoining gardens. There are usually interesting exhibits as well. The museum is serene an...  more »
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  • A fairly small gallery with some interesting exhibits. The collection is small and, while interesting, ends up skipping around chronologically since there aren't enough pieces to give a very cohesive timeline.
  • Top quality museum, totally worth visiting. Located in a beautiful park.
  • The exhibits on display were very interesting and kept us in the museum for a whole afternoon taking photos and examining the art.
  • Seattle art museum is one of a kind. I was there for the Asian new year celebration and it was beautiful. They have exhibits from greater part of China and India. Signing into their mailing list is one way of keeping track of the new exhibits.
  • A great spot to see a rotating exhibit, with some excellent cultural objects always on display.