Seattle Art Museum ( SAM )

Seattle Art Museum - SAM
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SAM, downtown, is closed. A new and expanded facility will open in spring 2007. During construction the Seattle Asian Art Museum will be our center of activity, hosting diverse exhibitions and programs.

The collections of the Seattle Art Museum number approximately 23,000 objects, representing a wide range of art from ancient Egyptian reliefs to contemporary American installations using photography and video. The collections are particularly strong in five areas: Asian, African, Northwest Coast Native American, modern art, and European painting and decorative arts. Their range and depth are unmatched in the region.

The Seattle Art Museum entrance is located on First Avenue between University and Union Streets.  Directions:

Heading North: I-5 to Seneca Street exit, west on Seneca Street to First Avenue, and turn right (north).

Heading South: I-5 to Union Street exit, west (toward Puget Sound) on Union Street to First Avenue. The museum is one block south.

From I-90: heading west merge onto I-5 North, take Madison Street exit. Turn left on Madison and right on First Avenue.

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  • Seattle Art Museum ( SAM )
  • 100 University Street
  • Seattle, WA 98101-2902
  • 206-654-3100
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