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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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1300 1st Ave, Between Union & University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seattle Art Museum is great and right now it is even better with the Andrew Wyeth exhibit. The exhibit offer a free video guide that you can get on your smart phone by downloaded an applicable app. This is well worth listing to as...More

Thank Offthecouch65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let’s be honest - Seattle is not a Tier One, A-List City. While we may boast lots of tech billionaires and millionaires, this does not translate into Top Tier culture. Our opera company does do a world renowned Ring Cycle, but after that, we have...More

1  Thank Solsteinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the Andrew Wyeth exhibit and were fortunate to be able to join a tour with a docent - she was wonderful -- full of enthusiasm and understanding about the artist and his hidden meanings. If you haven't seen this one, get...More

Thank DudefrmAK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SAM is a wonderful museum and on now is a special exhibit of 100 works by Andrew Wyeth painted over each decade of his painting life. Some of the scenes were bleak and to some viewers the works showed little color and intensity. We found...More

Thank waterandmore
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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.