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Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

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While Pacific Northwest artists are strongly represented at Seattle Art Museum, its collections cover art from the four corners of the world, spanning from ancient history to modern times. Known to locals as SAM, the museum often hosts popular traveling exhibits. The museum's rich permanent collections include genres such as early Italian paintings. Because the museum is not too big, you can take your time to enjoy the works of art. Using our world travel planner, Seattle attractions like Seattle Art Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Seattle Art Museum is a fine arts showcase in Downtown Seattle. Concentration on both non Western and Western art makes the galleries very thought provoking. Compare and contrast. Also, a Giacometti....  more
    Seattle Art Museum is a fine arts showcase in Downtown Seattle. Concentration on both non Western and Western art makes the galleries very thought provoking. Compare and contrast. Also, a Giacometti....  more »
  • A small museum in the Downtown Seattle. Close to the waterfront and easily accessible by busses. It was opened on a Sunday morning when everything was closed. It was a little expensive (both... 
    A small museum in the Downtown Seattle. Close to the waterfront and easily accessible by busses. It was opened on a Sunday morning when everything was closed. It was a little expensive (both...  more »
  • As a museum for exhibition, it is not to be left behind compared with those in London , New York and Athens. Showing different facets of contemporary art , the demonstrations are quite extensive that....  more
    As a museum for exhibition, it is not to be left behind compared with those in London , New York and Athens. Showing different facets of contemporary art , the demonstrations are quite extensive that....  more »
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  • Lovely world class museum. Exceptional representation of decolonized art spaces, and also just heart-piercingly beautiful art. Loved the special exhibit on view during my visit (Giacometti) and the Modern and Contemporary gallery was fantastic. But the Aboriginal Australian dot art was far and away my favorite. What excellent and important work to highlight! Can’t wait to come again.
  • We had little ones in our group and they loved the Giacometti exhibit, especially the dog, of course. The kids' packet was super fun and they were very engaged in trying to find the art featured in the photos. The most memorable art piece was the giant rat. They couldn't stop talking about it on the way home. Thank you SAM for a wonderful family outing!
  • I really enjoyed my Sunday at this museum. I've been to art museums all over the US and internationally. The SAM is a really well curated collection of modern and contemporary, as well as local artists, classic and Renaissance, and indigenous art. It's not so big that you get exhausted, but has a wonderful variety of styles. The staff was very polite, professional and helpful with both SAM content and Seattle recommendations. I really enjoyed looking at local work and the gift shop has a lot of great options.
  • Seattle Art Museum's atmosphere is electric, lively, and just plain fun. My Granddaughter is a very smart 5 year old and, she remembers absolutely everything, ( literally ). We, Highly Recommend Seattle Art Museum, you won't run out of things to do. Enjoy your visit there, we did. ⛩🌴🤙🐾🤙👣🤙👍👽🐾⛩👈🌴🤓👈⚕🐾⛩
  • Loved the Giacometti exhibition. Not well installed as the space is too large. Work is amazing. Too many good photos. In a sense could also be an intimate space. Intense.

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