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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
+1 206-654-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

Ignore all the griping about long lines. Buy a membership, and you can get in for free. We went on a Monday and got tickets for 1 1/2 hours later. In the meantime we enjoyed the café and the gift shop and other exhibits. Once...More

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 2 days ago

My son and I had tried to see this on our visit to DC but those tickets were virtually impossible to get. So I was happy when I heard the exhibit would head to Seattle after DC. We decided to try for same-day tickets for...More

Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice though not much caught my eye, just a few pieces. Seemed short. Just two floors. Did enjoy the variety of items they displayed. I'm sure every season or so are different items, which is great.

Thank Virginia L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great art museum, very convenient location. Nicely curated and informative notes about each room and each artist. Free to the public in the first Thursday of each month

Thank karashim
Reviewed 5 days ago

Honestly, I never made it into the exhibit area. The line to purchase an admission ticket was prohibitively long. I could not find where the end of the line actually was. Now I don't know if the line is always like this or if something,...More

Thank PricingGuy007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors Gallery was amazing! Life altering and beautiful. Friendly staff and great gallery.

Thank noveltygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great permanent collection and fantastic changing exhibitions covering a wide genre of art. The restaurant is excellent for a quick snack or a sit down lunch to escape city noise. Check out the museum store, nice nick nacks and a great collection of works by...More

Thank reisenderjo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was a good place to spend a few hours, and has a very good northwest art collection. Enjoyed the other collections too, but certainly not like NY or Chicago.

Thank delidog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great art installations, close by multiple other stores and shops. There were kids admiring the pieces too. Time well spent looking at the museum. Some unusually beautiful pieces :)

Thank Sirpinky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family and enjoyed seeing the art selection. Very diverse selection to explore. The Northwest Indian colection includes many fascinating masks. Pictures are ok and the discussions we had as a family about what we liked and why was a great way...More

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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.