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Seattle Art Museum
Photograph: Benjamin BenschneiderSeattle Art Museum

Time Out says

Founded in 1933, the Seattle Art Museum owns approximately 24,000 works spread over three separate facilities. In SAM’s main building in downtown Seattle, you’ll find the museum’s collections of ethnic, modern and contemporary art. The cornerstone of the contemporary holdings is the Wright Collection, which comprises more than 200 works, and documents such major art movements as Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, and Light and Space. The museum’s renowned Asian art collection is housed in its original Art Deco building in Capitol Hill, while the nine-acre waterfront Olympic Sculpture Park shows off monumental contemporary sculptures by the likes of Calder and Serra, and spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.


1300 1st Ave
Cross street:
at University St
Opening hours:
Wed, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-9am
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