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Seattle 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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  • The Museum is opening some open events room water pipe. Nice place to park your feet inside the Ron tier Museum was more impressed
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  • In this museum the most interesting is the building itself. Use to view all its details. the exhibition is about Asian art but it is very poor.
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  • Location of Capitol Hill's volunteer Park. Look at Art Deco buildings, blown away by the large number of collections of American and European art, and art of Roman Egypt Greece in addition to ceramics, such as Japan, China, Korea, India, Buddhist statues and paintings.
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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.