The Seattle Art Museum (commonly known as SAM) is an art museum located in Seattle, Washington, United States. It operates three major facilities: its main museum in downtown Seattle; the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, and Olympic Sculpture Park on the central Seattle waterfront, which opened in January 2007.
The SAM collection has grown from 1,926 pieces in 1933 to above 25,000 as of 2022. Its original museum provided an area of 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2); the present facilities provide 312,000 square feet (29,000 m2) plus a 9-acre (3.6 ha) park. Paid staff have increased from 7 to 303, and the museum library has grown from approximately 1,400 books to 33,252.
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Rene Stephens-Kresse | Mar 31, 2018
Nice collection of art and sculpture with a really fun gift shop! Just a few blocks from the ferry and easy to walk to. Free on the first Thursday of the month but every other day there is an admission fee. Some special exhibits cost extra as well. Friendly staff and a very nice cafe too! Definitely stop by and spend a couple of hours here!
Steven Sutterby | Mar 1, 2018
SAM is a unique and diverse are space that holds long standing and new exhibitions from native American, a room full of beautiful old ceramics, post modern, pop culture and the very now. It has a great shop and cafe restaurant. If you are visiting Seattle this space and other close by galleries are well worth a visit. I am Steven from UK, I lived in Edinburgh for 15 years before moving to Seattle. I have lived across the world and love art and design. I also li e the art of emotional intelligence. Steven
Jay Garcia | Mar 29, 2018
They didn't allow bags larger than a purse and I had to check even a small camera bag. Coat and bag check was free but it was a minor inconvenience. Only one exhibit was under renovation. The rest of the exhibits were amazing. The place is large and is divided into several sections. The museum has elevators and escalators to facilitate getting around. There is a parking garage that is directly connected to the museum and is just an elevator ride to the entrance. Definitely need several hours to appreciate the whole museum
Yassmeen A | Mar 3, 2018
Great museum. Huge! There's a lot of unique things to see. We came here on free first Thursday. You have to go to the ticket counter and get a ticket even if it's free. It was a little crowded. Time flies when you're in here. We spent around 3 hours in the museum. And that's without seeing the special exhibits. Restrooms were clean. There are water fountains near the restrooms if you get thirsty - I believe drinks are not allowed.
Emilio Bras | Apr 4, 2018
Great museum with a great variety of art but I specially enjoyed the Northwest coast artist featured in the museum, beautiful amazing pieces. We were there on one of their DJ nights and had a great time, friendly staff. If you are in Seattle and enjoy art it is then a must see in your schedule.
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