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Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM)

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Small Jewel

This museum was small and intimate. We saw four excellent exhibits and a wonderful grouping of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
Wam, thank you ma'am

In the heart of Bellevue, with easy access from the Hyatt sky bridges so no need to face the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Opens in the Spring of 2005.
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510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004-5014
+1 425-519-0770
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was small and intimate. We saw four excellent exhibits and a wonderful grouping of young artists' works. It took approx. an hour+ to view the entire museum and worth the entrance fee. I would visit again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gailirene2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the heart of Bellevue, with easy access from the Hyatt sky bridges so no need to face the cold. Interesting gallery spaces, but exhibits a bit hit and miss

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DC10-AC30-FAC319
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

This special spot in Bellevue is one of the only Arts & Crafts Museum in the country. The art exhibits are dynamic and ever changing, with no permanent installations. We happened upon a free docent tour this afternoon with Beth, and we could not have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

it was a very terrible excuse for a museum like someone took all their stuff from their last year's garage sale and put it on in a museum

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joshuasT5735EE
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The building is in the heart of Bellevue. The museum has the local community in mind and has some events for sr. and kids. It hosts an annual art fair which is a significant event. But the curators kind of not capable of finding great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C L
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We went as a couple who enjoy museums. It was interesting but just OK. Not a typical museum with artist birth to death dates noted. More of local West Coast crafters with a few painters thrown in. Recommend for free Friday as an aperitif to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

The curator here does a fabulous job, top notch art museum! They get a good mix of artistic mediums and styles, but also feature design and craftsmanship regularly. They also host an art fair in August! This is a must-see in Bellevue :)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank caseylarae
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A small, but enjoyable, arts museum. When we visited, an annual arts festival was in progress, and admission was free. There were creative children's activities on the first floor and most exhibits were on the 2nd and 3rd floors, which are accessible by ramp or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We were recommended this small museum by friends that we were visiting in Bellevue. It starts with the wonderful architecture of the building itself, it is perfect to view the exhibits of this no collecting museum. It has no permanent collection. We were lucky to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Our guide / educator Melinda gave us a more than excellent explanation on the recent exposition of Richard Barlow. With enthousiasme and a broad vision on art history she led us through the concept of his artwork. She also gave an introduction on the works...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ronald B
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15 August 2017|
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Response from seattletravelgal2017 | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delayed response- there are free fridays, otherwise its $12