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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.
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First Thursday of every month: free admission
First Friday of every month: free admission for seniors.
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The SAM is always a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening. It isn't the largest museum ever, but they do have quite a broad collection that would interest anyone who visits. Everything from ancient Aztec and Roman artifacts, to impressionist and modern/abstract paintings are set out to take you through a journey of historical events. They even offer tour guides to show you around and give you deeper insight into the artists/era/piece specifically. Fun fact: the first Thursday of the month is free admission!
What they're doing is cool (optional admission fee) but the layout and the exhibitions weren't very interesting at all. I didn't see the red tape in front of a piece of art and had my toe a bit over the line, and a woman was all "ma'am, please step away from the painting" which is fine, except she said it in a really rude voice, and my friend gave me a "jeez-this-woman-has-a-stick-up-her-butt" look. which was interesting. I feel like the rest of the employees were the classic Seattle Cold Shoulder type.
Loved it! And we went on the first Thursday of the month so it was free. Don't bring a backpack. Coat check line was kind of long. Great museum!
Wonderful Exhibits. Lost a very valuable necklace somewhere at SAM's. Security or a visitor turned it in. Called next day and Security did have it. GREAT customer service! THANK YOU.
Great museum, the regular collection is ok but the exhibits that come through are great. I recently went with my mother for a nature based exhibit and I saw some pieces of art that were absolutely incredible. This is a great place to spend a few hours. General admission is free but asks for a donation, extra exhibits generally run about $25 or so.