Seattle Art MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2066543100
- Ticket Price: 20 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Family And Kids
Seattle Art Museum - Review
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 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
- Wild Ginger
- Japonessa Sushi Cocina
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Things to Know Before Visiting Seattle Art Museum
33.38% of people who visit Seattle include Seattle Art Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
40.35% of people start their Seattle Art Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Seattle Art Museum
60% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum Trips
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Reviews
Loved our visit! From the moment you walk in and see the large hanging dissected tree the museum keeps you in awe. Very nicely curated, covering classic to modern art. Photography, paintings, fashion, sound just so many elements under one roof. During our visit there was an exhibit focused on empathy. Walking through and reading the lessons told through the pieces of art took us through a rollercoaster of questions and emotions. We really enjoyed it and the conversation it provoked. Excited to return and see future exhibits.
My brother was dying to see a Basquiat painting on loan from a private collection so off we went before attending a wedding celebration outside of Tacoma. We also visited the "Double Exposure" exhibit and it was so worth it! I enjoyed the museum so much, and found myself liking some modern art as well, which is not usually my thing. The Empathetic exhibit - also super-cool. Were able to take our time and really enjoy the works on display. I definitely would go back again.
On a recent visit to the SAM I couldn’t stop thinking about contrast between visitors or lack there of between the Pike Place Market and SAM. To me that itself speaks of our cultural values. Thousands of us locals and tourists make the Pike Place Market a destination and a must stop. How often we have the same attitude towards SAM. Even SAM’s brochure references itself as one block from Pike Place Market. It’s location as SAM’s notes is truly in center of downtown. Still we spend more time and money at nearby Starbucks or restaurants and bars as compared to at the SAM. How can the art become worn into our daily life? Not just a once a year special occasion? Let me know. What is about the art that we may make a very special occasion Vs a regular stop in our journey of life? Is it the art, that is perhaps so removed from daily lives of most of us? Is it the price tag for a visit or something else? I felt connected to art wondering through the artist colony in Bilbao Park in San Diego. Some how I don’t get the same feeling walking through museums. Something I need to dig deep and explain to myself. Yes, SAM has a great global collection of art through different period. Northwest Coast Art is truly inspiring and exhilarating. It’s different for the Olympic Sculpture Park. I frequent there to recharge my experiences of living in the Pacific Northwest.
"Double Exposure" presented a marvelous collection of Edward Curtis photographs. The marketing materials had me expecting to see juxtapositions of his work with contemporary Native American photographic artists. They were named, there were a few tintypes, and the marvelous fusion of Northwest Coastal dress with the storm trooper mask. But there was surprisingly little of their work, so minimal "double" exposure.
Such a great place! I went there for the first time and I was blown away by the amount of art that I saw. I will definitely be coming back here again every month, because they have art shows changing all the time. It is always so interesting to come and support local artists as well.