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Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle

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4/5 based on 110+ 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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  • We really enjoyed visiting the SAAM. The Art Deco building itself is worth a visit. Although their collection were not as extensive as the Royal Ontario Museum's, or the Asian Art Museum of San Fran.....  read more »
  • I keep a membership to be able to visit with friends and family - or - to be able to stop by and see the latest collection or view regular collection items. Worth the time to visit if you are interest...  read more »
  • This museum has some amazing art. If you're a fan of Asian art at all, it's a must see. The museum itself is gorgeous as well! It took us about an hour to see the whole museum, so it's a bit small as ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Top quality museum, totally worth visiting. Located in a beautiful park.
  • A very nice introduction in Chinese and Japanese art, including both historic and contemporary pieces. Korean works feel sorely underrepresented.
  • Never disappointed with the exhibits. And the park is gorgeous. Be sure to check out the Conservatory as well.
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