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Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle
(4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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 serene and intelligent Asian Art Museum is a respite from noise. It is full of lovely things, elegantly displayed and the location in Volunteer Park is sublime. 
  • This is a small museum- and about half was taken by a very good exhibit which is no longer there. Considering the size of Seattle and and it’s lagre Asian population, I expected the permanent exhibit ...  more »
  • Really pleasant, quiet, uncrowded and full of a variety of Asian art and artifacts.Was original home of Seattle Art Museum, and is set in a most pleasant large urban park with a grand view of the Puge...  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.