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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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  • We went to see the Monet exhibit which was a little underwhelming. We didn't know all the paintings were going to be of the same subject even though the title gave it away. The big tree sculpture...  more »
  • Dropped in at the Seattle Art Museum mostly to see the "Monet at Étretat" special exhibit, which was quite wonderful. It juxtaposed the painting Monet did at Étretat with work done by other painters....  more »
  • SAM's small and thus very manageable Monet at "Etretat" exhibit is beautifully presented. Entry is carefully controlled and while a number of people visited when we did, it felt safe. Masks are...  more »
  • Always great to visit! Wonderful place to relax and spend a few hours personal time. Enjoyed "Victorian Radicals", very well curated exhibit! Especially nice when able to make my visit on First Friday of the month when no entrance fee for seniors and special exhibit entrance is 1/2 price!!
  • Love the staff and the art work. They are truly amazing work they provide and the quality of food they produce is amazing. It is very much worth the drive, walk, or bus trip down. I love the seasonal soups they provide. Also taste does catering for weddings and events. They provide excellent quality and quantity control.
  • Lots of unique and informative displays! Plenty of attentive staff to answer questions. Something for everyone here. The cafe is predictably pricey but delicious and has progressive choices. Plenty of walking space around and between exhibits.
  • It's been a few years since the last time I went to SAM but I was not disappointed! The Victorian Radicals exhibit was spectacular as were the the other displays I looked out. The staff was helpful and polite even when pointing out to people that they wer to close to a item. I will definitely be back...... soon!
  • Everything about the gallery was well done. We wanted to visit an art gallery whilst in Seattle and chose this one as it seemed to be the one most mentioned. We saw a touring exhibition (victorian radicals) and then visited the main galleries. The works are well lit and well labelled and the gallery is spacious enough for one to not feel crowded. There is a good cafe and gift shop.

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