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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 4 days ago

We travelled to Seattle specifically to see the Andrew Wyeth Retrospective and it was simply fantastic! It was well organized with timed visits and the staff were pleasant to talk to.

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For a major city, the SAM has a relatively small and unimpressive collection. I should not complain as I was able to tour free, and had wanted to check this museum out for a long time. There is a bit of everything from Ancient Greek...More

Thank Trav4Work
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed visit to SAM! Happened to be visiting Seattle during the Wyeth exhibit. The entire museum is exceptional. Even their small dining area was thoughtfully done!

Thank JeriMo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for the Andrew Wyeth exhibit while visiting Family. Never been to SAM. Loved the exhibit. Nicely done. Maybe more space within the exhibit would have been nice. Crowded but it was a holiday and they had spaced people entering which helped. The volunteer staff...More

Thank Alvin N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the Seattle Art Museum nearly every time I visit Seattle. This visit they had a special Andrew Wyeth exhibit, which was interesting. But my favorite standard exhibit is the room with contemporary aboriginal art - very interesting and exciting and evocative.

Thank idria50
Reviewed 1 week ago

bought two tickets for my grandma (in a wheel chair) and myself to see the Wyeth exhibit. Showed up on time in accordance with the timed entry. Amazed how crowded the exhibit is/was, making it difficult to move the wheel chair around and let grandma...More

Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice museum located downtown. Andrew Wyeth show a must! Extensive collection, nicely spaced for good viewing! People, places beautifully portrayed by a great American artist!

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally enjoyed the different exhibits. Checked our coats and backpacks (required). We went on a rainy Sunday. Spent 2-3 hours. We had lunch in the downstairs cafe which can get crowded. Chili dog and soup for about $10 each.

Thank Deb J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

has decent collection for while away an hour or two! Standing collection is ok with some American classics like Pollock & Jasper Johns, plus limited number of European master. Good travelling exhibits that are worth checking out to see whats on

Thank FlyHigh1010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited especially to view the Wyeth exhibit, but also enjoyed the other collections. The site is convenient, the entry fees are reasonable, and the curation well done.

Thank Fontek
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16 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
25 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.