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Seattle Art Museum

1300 1st Ave, Between Union & University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
+1 206-654-3100
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SAM has been the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest since 1933. Visit SAM to see a museum carved into the city, as much a part of Seattle's landscape and personality as the coffee, rain, mountains, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle. Our three distinct locations celebrate the region's position as a crossroads where east meets west, urban meets natural, local meets global. Our collections, installations, special exhibitions, and programs feature art from around the world and build bridges between cultures and centuries. ​
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1300 1st Ave, Between Union & University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
+1 206-654-3100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there with the family after a meal at the Four Seasons. Even the kids liked it. You can select what sort of art you would like to see during your visit and come back another time to see some more, because it is...More

Thank Minneke S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Andrew Wyeth exibit, so wel done and arranged. patron flow well managed, signage lareg enough to read at a distance, parking very easy, gift shop ok, nothing to write home about. The full time exibits were interesting and diverse. In Seattle a must visit. Exibits...More

Thank Seattle-wa-jim
Reviewed 5 days ago

Superior well-curated exhibits make it worth the drive from our home on the southern Oregon coast - world class!

Thank Marie N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came specifically for the Andrew Wyeth retrospective and were not disappointed. It really captured his life experience. We didn't realize we were going on a discount Thursday so it was packed but that's fine. Also ate at the gallery restaurant, also good! There is...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Become a member and support art for all in Seattle. The exhibition calendar has exciting shows. Visit free on first Thursdays or with your Senior Gold Card. The permanent exhibits are like good friends to revisit with any trip to the downtown branch. The Taste...More

Thank SaraSpoonda
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the opportunity to see the Wyeth Exhibit twice, and it is -soon to be was- wonderful! Today is the last day and I hope you get there. The portraits are fabulous. The depth of human understanding that Wyeth conveys is impressive. Coupled with...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited SAM on a rainy afternoon. The permanent collection is on the top two floors. We did not go the the special exhibit. They have several different galleries, all with interesting and beautiful art. My favorite collections were the small Australian exhibit and the...More

Thank Firefly1423
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SAM (Seattle Art Museum) is a meh museum with oddly arranged exhibit halls. The ground floor and second floor are just meeting rooms and the café. The exhibits are only on the upper two floors. Half of the 3rd floor is devoted to modern and...More

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from seeing a retrospective exhibit of Andrew Wyeth's work but have also visited the many stellar collections in the SAM before--had to rush through them this time but they are always worth revisiting. As always, the Wyeth exhibit was not only well...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Seattle Art Museum after seeing signs for the Kusama Exhibition near Pike Place Market. For just a bit more than the cost of the exhibition I was able to buy a dual membership and stand in a much, much shorter line to procure...More

Thank Laura M
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15 April 2016|
Response from 313pamelak | Reviewed this property |
We only had an hour, 90 minutes would have been less of a rush. Two hours would have been too much.
Lee M
24 March 2016|
Response from Whitney L | Property representative |
Hi Lee: Great question! Senior rates are $17.95 for guests 62 and over and on the first Friday of each month seniors are free to our collection and special exhibitions are half price. We hope you come visit SAM soon.