Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Ticket Price: 20 USD
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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About Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
The Seattle Art Museum has three branches. This is the main museum. The other two are the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park.
This 29000 square metre exhibition space has over 25000 in its collection. Unusually for an exhibit if this size, it does not host much traditional European art, though there is a scattering of paintings by Italian artists. Most of its collection focuses on ethnic art, modern art and 20th century paintings. A notable collection is a spectacular one of Aboriginal Australian Art. Others include Ancient American, Ancient Mediterranean, Islamic, Native American, Oceanic, and Pacific Northwest.
To shore up its exhibitions of traditional art, the museum invites highly rated travelling exhibitions, some of which draw record numbers of visitors.
One of the most magnificent and notable pieces is actually just outside the museum, a 3.5 metre kinetic sculpture called the Hammering Man by Jonathan Borofsky, which celebrates the common worker. It's arm moves up and down four times a minute.
Nearly a million people visit every year.
Every art lover wishes to visit the famous Seattle Art Museum. Infact, any visit to Seattle cannot be complete without a visit to Seattle Art Museum. Tickets for Seattle Art Museum are always in demand and sometimes you have to bear long lines to order to get Seattle Art Museum tickets. As you book tickets for Seattle Art Museum with us, you get a chance to understand the significance of art pieces and this place better. Check our tickets section to know the Seattle Art Museum ticket prices in detail.
Seattle Art Museum Information
- Paid parking is available.
- Wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Check out the bookshop, gift shop and souvenir gallery.
- Check out the Taste Cafe.
- Check the attraction website for current and upcoming exhibits and events.
- Discount rates are available for groups of 10 or more people
Seattle Art Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults: $19.95
- Senior(62+): $17.95
- Military(with ID): $17.95
- Students (with ID): $12.95
- Teens (13 -19): $12.95
- Children (12 and under): free
Seattle Art Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Tour times vary through the year.
First Thursday of every month: free admission
First Friday of every month: free admission for seniors.
How To reach Seattle Art Museum by Public Transport
- Buses 21, 29, 37, 41, 106, 113, 114, 121, 122, 123, 143, 150, 157, 158, 159, 177, 178, 179, 190, 192, 308, 577, 578 ,601 stop 2nd / Pike
- Buses 5, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 33, 37, 40, 55, 56, 57, 62, 116, 118 119, 120, 124, 131, 132, 304, 355, 994 stop 3rd Ave & Union St
- LINK Light Rail stop University Street Station- Bay A
Restaurants Near Seattle Art Museum
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- Japonessa Sushi Cocina
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Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Reviews - Write a Review
Went to the Andrew Wyeth exhibit and enjoyed it immensely. Went early to avoid the crowds, however the tour people took over the exhibit and talked over everybody too loud, the groups too big. It was nice to go the the SAM after they removed the cars on the ceiling in the lobby. The new hanging was wonderful. It is amazing that a city the size of Seattle and the wealth of the area has such a puny art museum. Minneapolis from where we are from has the Art Institute which makes Seattle's SAM look like a small town art show. They need to go to other museums like Minneapolis, Cleveland and Denver to see what other places have to offer.
Medium size: 2 floors fully packed of above average art work. That room-of-plates is as great as you see in pic. Another important thing is parking: week days the museum building garage is not free(cannot be validated neither). I paid 22. But the staff said another garage can be validated so call them to find the direction. Store is also good. I’m sure you can find something interesting there. Friendly and fun staff.
Have been to museums on three continents and most major US cities with my child and have never been treated like this. I had an 18 month old peacefully sleeping on my back and was forced by security to wake him up and take him off, on the grounds that somehow (how???? Seriously, how???) It would destroy the art. Perhaps someone would spin me around and push me backwards into the art? But it seems like that would be hurtful to the art whether or not I was wearing my child? So much better to have a screaming kid running around...or a toddler wriggling around in my arms?? But the staff at this place can't seem to comprehend logic and has no respect for parents. Will never return with kids, or probably at all, after the way I was treated.
Went to the Andrew Wyeth exhibit with a dear friend of mine. It was an amazing show. I loved this exhibit !! If you haven't gone to see this American artists show I encourage you to do so before it leaves Seattle Washington. I'll be going back before January 15th. I couldn't stop thinking about his artwork in the history behind Andrew Wyeth and his models.
The facility was clean and the staff were very friendly. We went on a Thursday when general admission is free. The exhibits are laid out a bit sporadically and did not feel that easy to navigate. Perhaps, that was intentional, but I feel it would have been a bit easier if they had indicated a general flow of traffic. The content of the exhibits was interesting -- even if you are a general consumer of art. They had limited representation of art globally, but it was interesting to see the Native American art, as well as art from indigenous peoples of other countries.