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Hammering away at the Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum Seattle Art Museum Photo: Conxa Rodà via Flickr

A sure way to provide a sense of awe and adoration for everyone is to make a visit to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).  This is one of the most wide ranging museums in the world.  The awe inspiring collection of indigenous art work from cultures around the world is second to none.  The Hammering Man will greet you from outside with the constant swinging of his hammer.  This enormous silhouette piece is a signature sign of the Seattle Art Museum.  No matter what your reason for visiting is, you will not be disappointed by a trip to the Seattle Art Museum.

Located in Seattle, Washington, this museum contains a free public space with a variety of art work viewable by the public allowing everyone to be able to find thought provoking, and emotion invoking pieces.  The sculpture park is always free!  Check with SAM for the current admission fees for other areas of the museum.  Some days may be free at certain times of the month.  SAM is known for the quality of service it provides to all ticket purchasers.  The same level of care and quality can be expected for any visitor of the SAM parks.

There are three parks included: the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the Olympic Sculpture Park.  With such a large range of Art work available, it can prove to be a real challenge to see it all, and it will definitely keep you coming back for more!  From school tours to group tours to public tours, there is always a fun way to get involved with SAM.  Adults and children alike with find many hours of enjoyment, and amazement provided by the rich history of the ancient art work from around the world.  In addition, there are modern pieces as well that will give an equal dose of amazement.

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum                                                                                           Photo: Mellydoll


Don't forget to visit all the collections while you are in Seattle.  The African Art collection is exquisite, but it doesn't end there.  European Art, Japanese and Korean Art, and even Australian Aboriginal Art is viewable, just to name a few.  It should not be understated how important it is for the youth to see and experience the ancient and rich histories of the cultures of the world.  Bring to life the sights and sounds of these ancient cultures by visiting a SAM park today.  You won’t be disappointed!


Wed, Fri-Sun: 10 am–5 pm; Thur: 10 am–9 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Address/Map:  1300 1st Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101
Phone: (206) 654-3210
Website: Plan your visit to Seattle Art Museum
Adult: $19.50 | Senior, Military: $17.50 | Student, Teen (13-17): $12.50
FREE for children 12 and under, and SAM members