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Seattle Asian Art Museum

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1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112
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(206) 654-3100
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Status: Closed

Sunday
10:00am-5:00pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am-9:00pm
Friday
10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am-5:00pm

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Online guide to SAM. Get visitor, exhibition, collection, and event information for all locations. Art activities and resources for teachers, kids, and art enthusiasts.

Whether it's a sculpture park to a living computer museum, Seattle serves up stimulation in both tall and grande sizes. You just need to know where to look. No need to use your brain, just look here.

The Seattle Asian Art Museum is a museum of Asian art located inside Volunteer Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Part of the Seattle Art Museum, SAAM occupies the 1933 Art Moderne building 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, at which time...

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Housed in an Art Deco building in Volunteer Park, the collection at this museum places an emphasis on Chinese and Japanese art, but also includes works from Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Himalayas. Among the museum's most notable pieces are Chinese terra-cotta funerary art, Chinese snuff bottles, and Japanese netsuke (belt decorations). Entire rooms are devoted to Japanese and...

From Ming to modern, this stately showcase gives Asian art and culture the royal treatment.

The ScenePerched on its Volunteer Park throne, this serene art-deco gem stares nonchalantly at drop-dead gorgeous views of both Seattle and the Olympic Mountains. Elegance oozes from Carl Gould's 1931 design, from the graceful foyer to the curving walls and staircases, from the stunning garden court to the intimate galleries.The CollectionThe museum spans centuries--ancient to contemporary--of...

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Sadly closed for renovations

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This landmark in Seattle's Volunteer Park is home to an amazing collection of Asian art begun by Dr. Fuller, who traveled the world collecting. Sadly the city closed the museum last year, well before beginning renovations. Check on its opening date before you waste time...

Very nice small museum

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If you plan to visit Volunteer Park you might want to consider adding some time so you could also visit the Asian Art Museum. It has a small but very nice collection.

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Best Attractions & Activities: Seattle's proximity to the Pacific Rim, combined with its substantial and longstanding Asian population, make the city an obvious home for a first-class repository of Asian art and artifacts. Primarily focusing on the work of artists from India, Japan, and Korea, the museum features an extensive array of pan-Asian art. Its collections encompass paintings,...

Sitting on Capitol Hill with Volunteer Park's large grassy knoll at its entrance and a neighborhood known for its unique culture surrounding it, the Asian Art Museum is not to be missed. Have lunch in the park overlooking downtown Seattle, and then wander into the museum to be immediately engulfed in some of the world's most precious art. Browse through over 23,000 objects that include African,...

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Volunteer Park is prime prowler territory; take your valuables with you and always lock up your vehicle.

The museum is free on the first Thursday and Saturday of each month.

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