The Seattle Art Museum is internationally recognized for its excellent collection of Asian, African and Native American art ... More
Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum is internationally recognized for its excellent collection of Asian, African and Native American art and for its fine collection of modern art produced by Pacific Northwest artists. The permanent collection includes 21,000 pieces and while it doesn't have huge collections of European art, it does have plentiful local art and wonderful visiting exhibits. The museum is centrally located downtown near the waterfront and Pike Place Market .
Today, I went to the Seattle Museum of art. The art was beautiful and tasteful and exquisitely laid out. However, some of the guards were offensive, intimidating, and rude. I managed to avoid any confrontation with them by meticulously ignoring their confrontational behavior. One guard followed me out of the gallery. I was wearing a Herringbone suit, with dress pants, and dress shoes. I was, also, wearing a miniature military award and rosettes indicative of my membership in certain hereditary societies. Most of the other patrons were dressed much more informally. I suggest that, given the aforementioned, the museum is somewhat declase.
This museum held one of the best selection's I've ever seen in 2005. Although I cannot find the sculpture of a Saint I would've liked to have seen Displayed here. Their 1300 Era collection is one that has got to be seen over and over! Stunning Display. Nice, Clean, Quiet place to enjoy arts of the past, and present. And I hear they have a new design in progress! This place is one to visit where ever you are from! and the Warhol pieces gave it a Modern Touch.
everyone is very nice and i loved the art. the day i went there they were having a wedding inside when it closed that was pretty cool.its the best museum ive been to. and there is a girl there that is gorgeous but i dont know her name...
While the downtown SAM is under construction and not open during same, the Volunteer Park SAAM (Seattle Asian Art Museum) is home to temporary exhibitions from SAAM permanent collection and the downtown SAM art glass collection. A sampler of high-tech mixed media installations are also present. A fine example of Art Deco/Depression Modern architecture, SAAM sits atop Capitol Hill area and commands a great view of lower Seattle harbor. Nearby Conservatory (glass & ironwork home of botanical exhibits and humming birds in flight) was unexpected bonus to the Museum trip. Great lawn and trees, Japanese lily pond surround the SAAM building. Recommended if you like great Asian antiquities and contemporary glass masterpieces.
A must see for those of us who claim the pacific Northwest as our home. Parking is a bit of a problem, although we did get lucky and get a reasonable spot with-in a few blocks. The first couple of floors were nice; However, we should have went directly to the fourth floor, where the really interesting older art and paintings are displayed.
I absolutely love to go to the Seattle Art Museum, they always have the most wonderful displays of art from around the world, and plus they honor the Native Cultures of North America as well. The last time I was there, I saw the most amazing African art display of masks, jewelry, and pictures of the people from the tribe in West Africa that loaned their pieces to be displayed by the Seattle Art Museum. There was even a speaker from the tribe as well. A wonderful place to learn about the people around us in the world, and in our own state.
Tour Seattle on a refurbished World War II amphibious landing craft. The 90 minute tour includes such attractions as the
Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square . Then this strange vehicle plunges into Lake Union. The tour cruises past ...
With numerous fun but tacky tourist shops and the Alaskan Way Viaduct thundering overhead, it's a wonder any natives visit
Seattle Waterfront. The views are spectacular, the Bainbridge Island ferry leaves from Colman Dock, and the popular Summer Nights ...
The exhibits at the Center for Wooden Boats are not hidden behind glass. Instead, the wooden boats that make up
this museum are out on the water, waiting to be touched and boarded. More than 100 historical boats are ...